- Publisher: Roqueta Magazine
- Editor: Angie Wade-Smith
- Edition: 339
- Published: 22nd November 2019
Greetings to you all. Of course, the winter holiday season is upon us, a time to get together with friends and family.
This is the last edition of ROQUETA for 2019: the first for 2020 is due out in spring. It has been a good year for the magazine, with lots of interesting and sometimes controversial developments to report. We have covered a wide range of topics and hope that you have found them interesting.
The magazine attracts such a diverse range of readers that we have to ensure that we try and include something for everyone. The content is not just a lifestyle magazine and it’s not a political or an environmental mouthpiece. It’s a bit of a mixed bag, and we try hard to ensure that we do not put our own personal opinions forward, thus remaining neutral.
And of course, we have a large section on Local News which reports on the huge range of activities that the residents get involved in. They are not just about having fun and meeting up, although that is essential. Most also raise a significant amount of money that is then passed on to charities in the Menorca community.
As it’s the last edition of the year, it would be remiss of me to not offer a few thank you’s. Firstly, to all those who contribute monthly to the magazine. We really love working with you all. From the regular scribes for the clubs to those who write interesting regular articles.
Michael has shown us that you don’t have to break the bank to get a good quality bottle of vino. Angela has filled our bookshelves with brilliant suggestions about what to read. We all love Javier’s articles on Menorca’s wildlife. Glennis is our very own green-fingered expert. Gordon is our resident translator, writes on various topics from history to local news, and does some great interviews. Mary keeps us on top of British and Spanish politics, in her own inimitable style. Allie is a relatively new contributor on Interiors, and we look forward to this being filled each month. And we appreciate the ever-busy Dr Proctor finding time to pass on her medical expertise. I know this is popular with the readers.
Christine does an amazing job on the Island News. We particularly appreciate some of her ironic side swipes. Anne-Marie has a very difficult job compiling the What’s On pages. It must be a very frustrating job trying to extract the dates and times of particular events, and we shake our heads at why organisers don’t take advantage of the free publicity we give them in these pages.
A big thank you to the design team. I know we drive you to distraction with late changes, swopping about articles, but, on the whole, you are polite and business like.
And of course, to the advertisers, some of whom have been supporting the magazine for years and years. Your ongoing support is much appreciated.
Last and by no means least is you, the reader, for so loyally buying the magazine over many editions. Quite a few people come up to us and pass comment on the magazine. Most are so kind and have small suggestions for us to consider for improving the content.
There you go, you make the task of putting the magazine together a pleasure. It is nice to get the feedback and so much support. We do feel a responsibility to you the readers to produce a well thought through magazine, as we know many of you look forward to the first of the month and the next edition.
So, from Angie and myself, we hope you have a great Christmas and we all have a prosperous and healthy New Year.