Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Recycled plastic bottles

A Christmas tree that is made out of plastic bottles. It is found in our local school and it has been made by the children.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Bad weather

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

christmas in Valletta

Would you like to order Christmas flowers or cards? well you can from this kiosk and send them where ever you like in the world.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Dun Mikiel Xerri - A Maltese Patriot

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.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Come on, Come on and do the Locomotive with us..

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 consolation gift - Manoel Theatre

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.