- Publisher: Roqueta Magazine
- Editor: Angie Wade-Smith
- Edition: 348
- Published: 1st April 2021
A fresh year, but the same old news, or lack of clarity about the future and weekly changing of the news headlines. One minute Spain is making huge progress, the next they are in a disaster.
Of course, the burning question for an island like Menorca is what type of holiday will we be left with? The UK experience tells us that vaccines provide a clear way forward, so let’s hope that the initial complications in rolling it out in the EU will go away and everyone can receive a jab.
Although the general feeling is that even with an easing of people’s rights to live a more normal life, many of us will find it difficult to return to the pre-pandemic normal. We may prefer to continue to wear masks, possibly resist the cultural welcome exchange of a hug with family and friends, but we will have to see.
I suspect that as soon as is lawful, some of our social gatherings will be meeting for their usual lunches and other events. I know many people have missed these weekly and monthly get-togethers, and it may have only raised the feeling of loneliness for some. Not long to wait now.
As far as visitors go, if you are a villa owner you must be desperate to come out and give it the once over and make sure everything is in proper working order. This will overshadow many peoples potential fear of flying or facing the declaration of a sudden lockdown. Certainly, if you look at all the Menorca related Facebook sites, people are posting all the time how desperate they are to come and have some quality time here.
At ROQUETA, we face the same problem as last year. We don’t have enough visitors at the moment to warrant the cost of producing a printed magazine and so we remain digital. Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE – It will keep you in touch with all the comings and goings. Just visit www.roquetamagazine.net and follow the link.
In the editorial team, we are feeling more optimistic than we have for 12 months. We think we can see a small slither of light at the end of the tunnel, and as Boris now tells us, remain strong as the end is in sight.
Keep well and safe,
Duncan and Angie