The Island empties now and locals appear, to reclaim their world. In a world of tourism we know that these ‘very local’ weeks will only last for six weeks in any one year. Many here are on contracts fixed by the opening dates of their hotel, restaurant or bar. In the Soller Valley many businesses are choosing to open longer and longer each year. This means the weeks of meeting up with friends for a morning coffee and chatter are limited and have to be savoured.