I’m wearing open-toed shoes and have had to buy new foundation one shade darker; it’s official – the sun is here at last! Now we can hopefully enjoy five months of uninterrupted warmth and start complaining about la calor que hace instead.

As you may have guessed by our exclusive hand drawn cover, it’s Comic Con time! The Gibraltar International Comic Convention (GICC) will take place May 4th-6th and will see a host of famous faces gracing the rock, such as those from Game of Thrones and Harry Potter. Chris, the talented creator of our cover, sits down with event organisers to get us the goss.

Later in the month on May 10th is the Netball Europe Open Championship where Gibraltar, Israel, Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man and UAE will compete. Being ever-topical as we are, we have an interview with the Gibraltar Netball Association’s coach and umpire Nadine Pardo-Zammit.

We’re travelling northwest with Elena to the coastal capital city of Lisbon for this month’s travel feature, where the food is almost as rich as its history, and where the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest will be held from May 8th-12th. Marcus also takes us on a jolly jaunt, this time from London to Godalming. 1 broken-down car, 4 functional windows and Hamilton – this is quite the anecdote.

Did you know 1 in 4 of us will suffer from some mental health issue in our lifetime? Iain slices through the stigma behind one of the world’s most common health issues in the first of a 2-part series on mental health. It’s not only okay to talk, it’s important to.
A hot topic on people’s lips recently is ‘consent’, and more importantly, what constitutes it. We speak to local support and pressure group No Means No about their aim to put a stop to sexual violence and harassment in Gibraltar. Joining in on the debate are Alex and Conchita, who mop up the murkiness surrounding this taboo topic.

‘Tis the season for standing outside the cathedral in a 2-piece suit/tight-fitting dress trying not to faint. This month, we’ll do so in style as Julia gives her verdict on wedding trends. This year, it’s minimal, classy, and comfortable. (Phew!)

We’re bulging at the seams with fab features this month, too many to list. We have some delectable dishes for you to try your hand at (ever had a jackfruit taco?), puzzling back-page puzzles, and finally, our cheeky monkey has returned just in time for you to locate him and win yourself a voucher. Don’t say we don’t spoil you!