Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Not so sunny Malta........
A low pressure system over southern Italy and extending towards the central Mediterranean was moving towards the Adriatic Sea as a ridge of high pressure extended from the Atlantic towards Algeria and Libya.
Yesterday wind was very strong to gale force, becoming stronger by the evening.
Photo and information taken from our local online newspaper.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Dun Mikiel Xerri (Żebbuġ, 29 September 1737 - 17 January 1799) was a Maltese patriot. Xerri studied at different universities in Europe. He was a Maltese patriot who lived under both the Knights of St. John during their time in Malta and the French when they took over the Maltese Islands. He was involved in an unsuccessful revolt to overthrow French rule under Napoleon Bonaparte for which he, together with other locals, was executed on 17 January 1799 at the age of 61.
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Melita Trains earlier this year have introduced an ancient style locomotive that blends well with the historical environment of the villages of Mtarfa, Rabat and the outskirts closed city of Mdina. To add a nostalgic feature to the train, the inclusion of the classical bell is a must.
The train is designed to contain four units, the first of which is the locomotive. The other three units are not powered and consist of three separate carriages which have been created to give perfect ergonomics with extremely comfortable seating and high quality interiors.
The train is diesel powered and is produced in full respect of environmental protection laws and is distinguished by the particularly low noise level (EURO 4 standards).
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
A few weeks ago I posted about being let down from the Manoel Theatre. Well last Friday we received this through the post as a consolation gift. Even though we do have a chess board the kids obviously were still happy with the gift. Thank you Manoel.