I do not know why November is such a reflective month
for me but it has always been so.
I tend to look back to my summer and autumn visits to
Menorca and forward to next years plans. I decided to look
at the Menorcan weather forecast today (10 Nov) and saw a cloudy
and cool forecast. The 10 day forecast cheered me with long sunny
days and upto 17ºC at times.
I suddenly realised what it is that makes Menorca such as special
place, it is a real place. It is not some artificial resort created
out of an arid coastal plain. Yes it rains, certainly the winters are cool
but still mediterranean and this climate allows agriculture to thrive and the island to have
its own economy and character away from the unreal worls of tourism.
The other day I started to read about the great strided being made
in wine production in the last few years. Most of us regard Menorca as
synonymous with Gin but wine was being produced long before the British
brought a Gin Distillery to the island.
I am allowing myself to become distracted, wine will have to wait for
I think that all of us who love Menorca have at least dreamed of living
on the island one day. Menorca Minorca has teamed up with BONNIN SANSO,
the estate agents and from next month Colin Guanaria will be contrubuting
to our newsletter. If you have ever dreamed of a place in the sun next month's
newsletter is a 'must read'.
Whilst in my reflective mood I decided to celebrate our first birthday
with a present from us to you. As a subscriber to our newsletter you can download
the first part of our calendar for 2010 in PDF form and print it off using
120g paper, effectively thin cardboard, to provide beautiful photos
of the island to help you through the first few months of the new year.
The rest of the calendar will be supplied with next months newsletter giving
you time to assemble it for 01 January 2010.
As you swing into Christmas mode I relise there will be little time
for holiday planning but remember you can always share your experiences and
thoughts, together with your photos by
The following links will bring you the pages of your free calendar. Any problems contact us using the contact form on the About Us page on the wed site.