Friday, December 29, 2006

Time to Plough!

I was woken up this morning by this eager farmer who wanted to start ploughing his field very very early!!!!! This field is found opposite my building.
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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Restored houses of charachter

I have once mentioned that alot of old houses are being restored , this is a photo I took back in October, of a house that has been restored lately.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Pigeons' House

Whilst walking with the kids through the lanes, we came across this house for pigeons.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

'Masgar is-Sliem'

This garden is located next to the Valletta bus terminus and was inaugurated on the 31st of March 1984, with association of Freedom day.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Happy Christmas to Everyone

I take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas. Let us all stop for a moment and think of all the children in need , the sick and the poor. May they all find their happiness.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

It's the eve of ........

Luke: 2
.........Mary's baby was due to be born at any moment and she was exhausted. After travelling for many days and nights, they finally reached the little town of Bethlehem. The inns were full and it seemed that there was no place for them. Mary looked so tired at one inn, that the innkeeper felt sorry for her and offered Joseph his stable. The stable was full of animals and very smelly and dirty, but at least it was somewhere for Mary to rest. Mary gave birth to her son that very night. She wrapped him warmly, in strips of cloth and laid him gently in a manger to sleep.
Let us not forget the true meaning of this evening............ merry christmas to you all

Friday, December 22, 2006

Fine bone china

This is one of the shops in valletta that sells fine bone china, here's the display for the christmas section.

Antique Stall - Valletta

A couple of days ago my friend and I went to Valletta and as we saw this antique stall. There's part of the bastion wall behind and I choosing sepia on my camera I thought makes it look more ancient and antique.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Take off!!

Whilst on our puddle walk last Sunday we could see the runway for our international airport. This plane was about to take off.


The kids had such a laugh jumping in each and every single puddle they saw. I must say it was fun to let our hair down!!!!

Monday, December 18, 2006

Walk in the country lane - Gudja

Yesterday was a rainy day. So my friend and I geared the kids with wellies and rain jackets and went for a puddle jumping / walking adventure. Will post a couple of more pictures of the kids in the muddy puddles tomorrow.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Christmas lights - Valletta

This is Valletta (Malta's capital city). I have already posted a photo of this same street but it was taken during day hours, here it is now at sunset with lights on full swing.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Christmas lights

As promised this is the street with the lights at nightime, I have also taken a couple of photos with street christmas lights from Valletta, will show them aswell. Posted by Picasa

Friday, December 15, 2006


I have to say that I have not been able to go out in the evening to take a photo of the town christmas's lights, but am hoping to go tonight, so will be able to post soon. In the meantime I have taken a picture of our fire place as when I look at it I feel so relaxed.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

local xmas lights

This is one of the main streets in my town. The photo was taken this morning I shall take a photo again when the lights are all lit. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Mdina entrance

I have no photos for today so I am posting this photo I took back in August on a visit to Mdina . Mdina is the old capital city and is surrounded by bastions. I have already posted some pictures of Mdina.

Monday, December 11, 2006


Taken the idea from Tanty here is the nearest Mcdonalds to our town, this is found at the Malta International Airport in Gudja. It has the only drive thru in the whole of the island.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Where's the cold weather???

It almost feels like spring this morning here in Malta!!! This is the playground down by the front , very close to the beach and the other picture is the promenade and the football pitch which are also found by the beach 'pretty bay'.

Saturday, December 09, 2006


I did not go anywhere again today it was a rainy day and alot of it. So I only went grocery shopping and did not take any photos. In the evening we had this sky and after the grey and dark sky all day I thought it looked lovely.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Advent wreath!!

Do you have the same tradition with the wreath and the candles, here we light up one each sunday for the four sundays before christmas. What's your tradition?? To be exact the candles have to be purple.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

School / park

The building behind the big trees there is the primary school of our town and the park is the oldest one in our town we have three more parks now. I used to come to this park when i was a little girl. Used to go to that school too when i was a little girl !!!! Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Sky is the limit!!

I have no new photos for today so i am going to post one of the photos i took last thursday on my way to germany!! These here are the alps of italy..... so no malta today!!!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

St.George's Bay

This is St.George's Bay in Birzebbuga and the buildings on the other side are in the area called 'Qajjenza' which is found between Birzebbuga and Marsaxlokk.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Valletta bus terminus

This is the Valletta bus terminus, buses from all over Malta start their journey from here and end up at the destination town or vice versa, the terminus is bigger but I could not get a better shot as I was standing in the middle of the road trying to get both buses and the fountain which is found in the centre.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Pasta Distributor

Here's a local pasta distributor's van. I decided to place this photo for today as my son pointed it out, and I cannot say no to my little one!! Posted by Picasa

Friday, December 01, 2006

DP's 1st of month theme -Someone from waist down!

Daily photo theme for this month is a picture of someone from waist down. Here's my daughter, my son and a playmobil figure.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Valletta City Gate

This is the main gate going inside the capital city. Valletta is also build around bastions , like the other old cities I had mentioned previously.

Republic Street - Valletta

This is the main street in the capital city of Malta, Valletta. Valletta is an old city with beautiful old buildings and lots and lots of history. Also here on the upper right hand side of the photo you can see the Maltese Flag.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Delimara Power Station

This is the newest power station in Malta and is situated in the south easterly part of the island. It was first commissioned in 1992. You can find the history of electricity in Malta by visiting and selecting history. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Gas Division

This is what was standing behind me from where I took yesterday's photo. Gas in Malta has been introduced more than 40 years before the electricity was. The first company was in 1867, Malta and Mediterrean Gas Co, and was found in Marsa and Cottonera. This plant was then built in 1959. Gas has been imported via ships and then re bottled to be distributed in each home. It is used mainly for cookers , heaters and water boilers (domestically) and is now run by Posted by Picasa

Sun and Sea

Took a photo facing the sun. I don't usually but I wanted to see how it looks. The buildings are part of my town. I was on the other side driving into the next town Marsaxlokk. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Christmas season

It's christmas season and stores and houses have already put up decorations. Yesterday took my kids to Playmobil and there was also christmas decorations ready. So Happy season to all of you. I love the christmas season!!!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Birzebbuga skyline by day!!

Here I am experimenting again. I am new to picasa, I'm sure you experts out there have realised this already :) Posted by Picasa

Chapel No. 2 'San Gorg'

This church St. Georges (in english) reminds us when in older times, the Turkish embarked in Malta. The entrance to th is chapel is on the other side of the road, where once there was a pond. This pond during attacks from outsiders the maltese would cut off communication by lifting the pond. I was also experimenting with picasa that's why the sky looks orange!!!! Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Deposit box

This morning on my way shopping I noticed this deposit box. I've never noticed it before today. It's property of the maltapost and it is a deposit box 'Kaxxa Dipositarja" (in maltese). I like the contrast between the green leaves behind and the red of the box.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006


Marsaxlokk is the fishermen's village and is the village next to where I live. Here you can see the fishermen getting ready and preparing their nets. Also as you can see it's a nice day and the temperature is 21 degrees c. Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 20, 2006

Village square - ''Misrah San Gakbu'

Hello everyone, I could not blog yesterday. I was kept overnight in hospital with my daughter. Obviously now being so into blogging I had to take pictures of the room and also of the square infront of the hospital. This is not the general hospital of Malta, it's a small hospital .
The statue here is of 'San Gakbu' and is found in the square opposite the hospital.