- Publisher: Roqueta Magazine
- Editor: Angie Wade-Smith
- Edition: 338
- Published: 1st October 2019
The island is slowly getting back into its normal rhythm as we bid farewell to friends, family and other visitors. For some this is a blessing, for others, like us here at ROQUETA, the summer influx is welcome. After all we are mostly left to our own devices for nine months of the year and we like the buzz of the place being busy.
This edition sees quite a variety of articles. Gordon has been talking to one of our favourite bands, Living the Dream, and we have articles on birds and starfish in the Great Outdoors section. Included of course are the normal favourites of recipes and restaurant suggestions, beauty and fashion, gardening as well as the Island News and What’s On.
The Local News is full of activity, as many of the societies and clubs seem to be back to business as usual as members return to the island.
It is time to start reflecting on the year. What has changed for the better or worse? Certainly, some things remain frustratingly slow in making progress, with the power station and the seeming reluctance to develop a plan for the island’s tourism offer being top of the list. But some things seem to have moved forward. The biosphere seems to be better defined in its objectives, and the number of people offering walking, cycling and similar pursuits seems to be growing. Hopefully this will extend the season beyond the peak two or three months.
The offer of more direct flights all year round has improved with easyJet and Jet2 extending their programmes from the UK. A really positive outcome, and at the moment prices are quite reasonable.
The politics that affect us here in Menorca are seemingly in disarray, riddled with uncertainty. By the time you read this we may be clearer on the outcome of the B word but maybe not. Spain still hasn’t a functioning central ruling government: barring any last-minute surprises, parliament will be dissolved and a repeat general election called for November 10.
I think many of us are disillusioned by all the bickering of the politicians. We just want to get on with our lives in a safe and orderly fashion after all.
No revolution at ROQUETA though. We go about our business as normal, grateful for your loyal support. A few tweaks here and there to make the magazine more attractive and interesting.
This Autumn edition runs until the middle of November and then will be followed by the Winter edition, with a special Christmas supplement. Then a break until March.
Enjoy the lovely sunny autumn days. It is a great time to go exploring the island.