Saturday, March 31, 2007

Birzebbuga Central

I took this picture mostly because the sky was really nice and blue. This is the Brzebbuga church square. Opposite to where the cars are parked is the church.

Friday, March 30, 2007


The Terramaxka known in English as the street organ or crank organ was a polpular instrument in the Maltese Islands in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It dates back to 1929 and originally where imported from european countries such as France and Switzerland. You can visit the website

Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Parrot Show

Yesterday I posted a photo of the Malta Mediterraneo fun park. My friend Laetitia took her children last june and she was very kind to share a photo from the parrot show.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Mediterraneo Fun Park - 'Bahar ic-caghaq'

This is the mediterraneo fun park, it's found in 'Bahar ic-Caghaq'. It has ongoing Monday to Friday swimming with the dolphins programme and also then from April until November there's the Parrot, Sealion and Dolphins shows too.

Monday, March 26, 2007


Since yesterday we had cakes I thought it would be more than appropriate to show you (please note that I totally disagree with this dish!) a maltese dish ........ yes the rabbit it is a dish the maltese like to cook and eat anyone else likes this or ever tried them?

Maltese Talents

Maltese are in genereal very talented people , here is a very good example. My friend Laetitia yesterday had a birthday party for her three children who happen to celebrate their birthdays in march, well two of them are twins! She made these cakes for them. I particularly liked the pool............ you??

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Merchant's Street - Valletta

This is Merchant's Street, there's a street market everyday from Monday to Saturday.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Republic Street - Valletta

This is the main street inside Valletta, the photo was taken on a Sunday

this is why it looks quiet. This street is very very busy on a week day. I will post a photo of another busy street inside Valletta tomorrow.

Just want to ask you to have a look at my other blog today the link is by the side ........ mydailylife and tell me what you think of my son.

Friday, March 23, 2007

A view from Mdina

Another one from my archives. This is a photo taken from the Mdina Bastions, looking at Attard, Naxxar and Ta'Qali village , which is a crafts village visited by lots of tourists. In this village you find workshops of glass blowing and ceramics.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

..... the storm took a very very horrible twist.

.... no...... it did not , but I did try the photoshop 7 and have discovered some cool features. I know it is not very very good but hey this is my first try with photoshop ok!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Bad weather!

Last week the Islands of Malta where blessed with some rain and bad weather. I say blessed because we hardly had any rain this winter and the fields and crops really needed rain. It looks like that we are having a bit of a winter now as today is very windy and cold!!!!!!! This photo is taken from the birzebbuga sacred heart promenade.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Tigne - Valletta

This is a view of Tigne front on the left side and Valletta on the right side. This weekend my family and I have been busy painting the hallway and corridor so we did not go out much (resulting in no photos).

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Ta'Xbiex Marina

This is the boat marina at Ta'Xbiex. There are a couple more marinas around Malta, we have a very nice one in the older part of malta, Kalkara, we have another one very close to this one and is found in Msida , and a very small one at the Hilton Hotel. Ta'Xbiex is found between Msida , Gzira and Sliema.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Grand Hotel Excelsior - Valletta

This is a photo taken from Ta'Xbiex, however the big building in the middle is the Grand Hotel Excelsior and is found in Valletta, which has been put on a hold for a while and is not finished yet, but when it will be finished it should be a very gorgeous hotel. Nice and happy weekend to you all.

Friday, March 16, 2007


This time of the year here in Malta we have alot of fresh beans 'ful' (in maltese). They are lovely and sweet and can be eaten raw or cooked. I cooked mine with lots of garlic and olive oil , a couple of poached eggs , accompanied with tuna and a lovely loaf of maltese bread.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Welcome !!

Alitalia flight from Milan had just arrived whilst I was at the play area inside our main airport. After everyone was out of the aircraft, the cleaning team went on board cleared and cleaned and the refuelling truck came. The service team also checked the tyres and the rest of the aircraft. Soon it was ready for its new passengers and took off again to the same destination, Milan Malpensa Airport.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Rain ... Rain ..... Rain

Finally the maltese islands have been blessed with a little bit of rain!! We had a very dry winter this winter and farmers where praying for rain, now that rain has come ........ guess what they said it is too late!!!!! Can't they say thanks and that's it??!!!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


Today I decided to show you how close my town is to the airport/runway. This is a photo which I took from the balcony in my kithcen. The plane is a Lufthansa and coming from Frankfurt main, I had no zoom as I was using my simple camera. The plane is about to land!!!

Monday, March 12, 2007


This ship has been coming to Malta once a year in the last

seven years (approximately !!) anyways I always go on board this ship as they have books for sale with fantastic prices. I must say this year the children's books selection is great. I like to get cookery books for myself too.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Valletta water front

Valletta water front has been beautifully done up (using old designs / architecture). The main purpose was the Mediterranean Cruise liners but also the wish to revive Valletta by night. Summer evenings are most popular , one can come for a walk , eat, have ice cream or even look at the shops. Starting from where I was standing there's a bookstore ,toy store, maltese pottery shop and more then further down are the restaurants. I came here on women's day as I was invited to go for a talk on board the Logos II . I shall post a picture of the Ship tomorrow.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Coffee anyone??

This is the square I have been talking about in my past three posts. The photo was taken early sunday morning so the coffee shops where still not open for business.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Cafe Cordina - Valletta

This coffee shop has been open for a very long time. It is found in the sqaure in which i had yesterday's post.
Just in case my husband's uncle is seeing this ..... yes the picture is yours!!!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Statue of Queen Victoria in Valletta

This Statue is placed in the centre of this lovely square facing the Caffe Cordina , some other shops and the building behind is the old library of Malta. One can sit here and enjoy a milkshake or coffee together with some delicious 'pastizzi' (rikotta or pea cakes), whilst feeding pigeons !!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

The Law Courts - Valletta Malta

This is where justice is given or not!! The building is found in Valletta, and since the photo was taken on a sunday they are closed.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Zerafa Street - Marsa

I have finally managed to go to Marsa and find Zerafa Street.
Hope this brings good memories Alifan!!!!

Monday, March 05, 2007

A day for the beach

Yesterday was a glorious day, warm, sunny the lot. So we decided to get some beach toys and go play on the beach. I can tell you that we where not the only ones!!!!! Some people were swimming too!!!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Marsascala Playground

Walking from yesterdays post towards the playground takes only about 2 mins. It's a nice playground the kids like it and it also has some good coffee shops cushioning it for the hungry parents!!!!!

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Marsascala Seafront

Marsascala is located aswell in the southern part of the Island. This village comes to life in the evening and much more in the summers.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Houses in Mdina

This is one of the houses inside Mdina. This one is found in the central square of Mdina where the cathedral is.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

The streets in the Silent City

Mdina is also called the silent city. One has to be very quiet inside the city, no cars are allowed in except for the residents. There are also some nice coffee shops inside and whilst we where there we had some 'pastizzi' what you can call cheese cakes. As you can see the streets are very narrow.