- Publisher: Roqueta Magazine
- Editor: Angie Wade-Smith
- Edition: 350
- Published: 1st June 2021
We are an optimistic bunch at ROQUETA, so every day we regard as being one step closer to the easing of the Covid restrictions.
Things seem to be moving in the right direction. Vaccinations in both the UK and Spain seem to be going well now, and people are still being sensible and cautious. We will always have a few bumps along the road, like the Indian variant, but we will reach the point where we are safe to carry on our lives as normal.
It has been frustrating all the extra rules and then the easing. It has been a challenge to keep up with the can and cannot do’s, but we all plod on. Seeing family and friends is a big one for us all, but again this seems to be at an encouraging point compared to a couple of months ago.
At the magazine, we are looking forward to that day. Engaging with the local community on all the variations and aspects of life on the island, and then reporting the activities is one of the great joys of the job. That contact has been limited over many months, but on our weather/Covid vane, the forecast is looking bright and sunny.
This month we have tried again to have a diverse range of articles, something for everyone. The Island News is as jaw-dropping as ever, we are still able to list a good selection of events in the What’s On section. Food and wine are never far away from the magazine team, so it’s another strong article. Thanks to Lorraine and Michael for their continued support.
We have an article on Menorcan clowns which is a bit different and a very interesting read on the herbs that we can grow in our garden.
The Musings has been delegated for one month to a younger reader, so interesting to get their perspective on the world. We still only have a few groups and societies regularly meeting up, but we are hopeful that the numbers will increase steadily as we all become more confident.
Our round of applause this month goes to you the reader. You have persisted with the digital version and still, come forward with suggestions on content. John Coyne is a good example and has led him to submitting an article which is carried in this edition.
Just as stated in the opening paragraph, things are hopefully returning to some normality, and that to us means that we will see more visitors to the island alongside our loyal resident readers. The consequence of that is a printed version, available throughout the island. Bring it on I say.