Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Malta International Airport

This is part of the building of the Malta international airport. I will take you inside tomorrow to the book shop and maybe show you some of the parking lot aswell. As you can see the weather today in Malta is beautiful. We are still in summer clothes here!!!

Monday, October 30, 2006

Front of town church

This is our town parish church, and it is in St.Peter's name , I might have already mentioned it but this time I took a closer photo of the church, and as you can see there is some work being done aswell.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Maltese Street

This is a typical Maltese Street. Maltese streets aren't very wide, this is a middle size one, there are smaller ones which are called alleys and bigger ones which can be find in the newly built parts of towns. In old villages you can find really sweet nicely kept alleys.

Friday, October 27, 2006

An old bus

Good morning everyone!! Here's an old maltese bus model. I am pretty sure there is a previous model for this but would be hard to find it , if I see one will definately show it to you all. Have a nice Friday.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Revive the old styles!!

Last week I posted a photo of an old door and I said that I'll take a photo of how now a days people who are buying old houses are restoring these old beauties.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Town Parish Church - Side View

I have previously posted a picture of the front of the church, this is now the left side of the church.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Morning Mists

Good morning everyone!! Picture taken just now after I opened the windows!! This is Birzebbugia , Malta for you this morning Tuesday 24th October, Have a nice day to you all.

Monday, October 23, 2006

An old Maltese door

Most of the old houses here in Malta have this type of door. These days doors are being restored by taking the paint layers off and exposing the door's original wood .

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Fire works

Today I did not go to any different location, so I could not take new photos, but I found this photo of fireworks from a local website. The photo was taken from the Mosta Festa. Mosta is situated in the northern part of the island, I will have to post a photo of their church there as they have a very impressive dome with was history too.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Chapels around Birzebbugia no. 1

This chapel was built in 1830 for the comfort of the fisherman and villagers. It is the ownership of the Cachia Zammit family, and it is connected to a house called 'Merhba bik' meaning You're welcome.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Bebbux - snails!!!

Whilst shopping this morning for vegetables at my local vegetable man, my son saw 'il-bebbux' snails in maltese. Here in Malta after the first rains alot of people go in fields to catch the snails, they fast them for some time and after they clean them in salt water or sea water. When all this is done they are cooked , boiled with herbs and wine and also as a salad with lots of garlic, fresh, tomatoes, basil and olive oil.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Sunset and Sunrise

Sunrise for me is the nicest part of the day, I love the smell of the early morning and tranquility, especially when my kids would still be in bed and i can have my morning cup of tea. Sunset on the other can be very romantic, especially if you are sitting with your loved ones somewhere peaceful. Where in my real life sunset is very hectic, wash , feed and put the kids to bed then wait for husband to come home from work , then we eat and THEN when sunset would have finished and the stars would be out I would be ready to go to bed!!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Maltese Buses

Maltese buses have changed alot lately with new ticket system and routes. I myself haven't gone on a bus ride for a long time but people say it's improving. My son is always pointing them out and saying 'look bus!!''

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Town Feasts!!

I must correct my self on one of the previous posts where I said that we have all the feasts in summer season. I should have said that most of the Feasts are in the summer season but we have the odd ones that come in winter like the 8th of December, 10th February and others which are not coming to mind right now!!!

I hope I got this right now and my friend will be pleased !!!!

To my friend Laetitia,

Thanks for your input!!!!

Neighbour-hood cats!!!

This is Ginger one of the neighbour's cats, my kids are always calling him and running after him when they see him. My daughter Isla wanted to put his photo on today's daily photo!!!! Hope you like it.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Malta International Airport

Last Friday me and my friend went to the play area they have just opened at the malta international airport, it is situated upstairs where the viewing gallery is. We parents could have a cup of tea and the kids play also we could watch what's going on. This plane was getting ready to leave it was being loaded with the belongings of the passengers. I shall post a photo of the playing area tomorrow. Sorry for my delay today!!!!! had a technical problem with the phone line / internet!!!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Town Parish Church

This is the main church of our local town, each town church in malta has a saint as it's Patron and in summer every weekend around malta and gozo there would be a feast celebrating the local Saint , sometimes there are villages and towns that have more than one feast 'festa' in maltese. Ours is St. Peter. I shall try and get a better view of the church. Have a nice Sunday everyone.

Friday, October 13, 2006

thoughts on being happy - 1

In the pursuit of happiness half the world is on the wrong scent. They think it consists in having and getting, and in being served by others. Happiness is really found in giving and in serving others. Henry Drummond (1851 - 1897)

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Market Day

Every thursday down in the centre of our town there's a market. You can find fruit and vegetables , clothes, plants and flowers, material, stationery, ladies bags and alot more, it's fun to stroll around even though it can be a bit tight at times especially when you are like me pushing a child in a stroller.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Town Primary School

A friend of mine Laetitia gave me the idea of taking a photo of the children going into school in the morning, I liked the thought and here it is , hope you all like it too. This is where I bring my daughter to school every morning at 8.30a.m. and then pick her up at 2.30pm.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

other part of the promenade

This is another part of the promenade, there are buildings on the left side and the sea on the other side, obviously if you are walking facing the same way as I was when I took the photo. Summer evenings this is more packed with people going for their evening 'Passegiata' (stroll), the word comes from the italian word 'passegiare' to go for walk!!!!

Monday, October 09, 2006

playmobil/ cont....

Halloween..... it's coming soon and in Malta it's growing into the younger generation aswell. This is the shop inside the funpark.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

playmobil funpark

I like to bring the kids to play here it's a nice park they have an indoor area and an outside. When we come we always end up spending a good 2 hour playing , it's a great place.

Friday, October 06, 2006


This is part of the seafront, it's called 'St. Georges bay' boats are anchored here during the winter months.

On the otherside you can see some old buildings , there is an old chapel which is really small and pretty , might take some pictures of it soon and post them.

Deserted Beach!!

We had a small thunderstorm with rain yesterday which lasted less than an hour. After it was over my daughter wanted to go walk in the puddles with her wellies so off we went. This is how the beach looked, I took more shots as we walked all the way around the front, will post more later.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Ghar Dalam no. 2

This is a photo taken from inside the cave looking towards the entrance. Unfortunately when we had gone we could not walk all the way as the half end of it is not safe anymore, this cave is situated in a valley, I shall post some pictures of the valley tomorrow. Hope you like them. GOOD DAY !!!!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Ghar Dalam

In August my husband's brother and his three boys where here from Canada and I took them to see this cave which is a historical site. It has a limestone solution structure, I will post more information on it as now I am late to take the kids to school, have a nice day everyone!!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Air Malta

This is the Maltese airline, Air-Malta http://airmalta.com. We can see the planes going down and up from where we live as it is close to the runway. When they are coming down they're so close that we can see the underneath of the plane very clearly, and my son loves watching them!!!

Monday, October 02, 2006

Birthday Cake!!

I'm not a professional cake maker but enjoy decorating cakes.