Thursday, May 31, 2007

Old College Street - Sliema

I must excuse myself for the past few days. I haven't been taken alot of photos as I've been a bit busy. Yesterday, whilst walking to my daughter's school of ballet I noticed the colours of these balconies and snapped a shot. I hope you like them too.

Monday, May 28, 2007

L' Ghasfur tal-Bejt (the sparrow)

I know I have already posted a photo of this bird (which was taken by Laetitia), but I wanted to try out my new toy (my husband got me a new camera!). Being so busy these past few days I only managed to get a few photos. The photo was taken from my study overlooking into the internal yard of the apartments.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

The Cake!!

Phew!! Finally we finished the cake and I must say I am so happy, relieved and pleased with the result. What do you think? Thanks once again for Laetitia's help.

Friday, May 25, 2007

The Creation of ....... part 4

This is the cake covered with the marzipan. Like Alifan we also cover the cake with apricot jam before placing the marzipan. Today we shall continue with the decoration and we should finish it. I say we because my friend Laetitia is helping me.(reason: I made these artificial nails for the party and even though they look very pretty they are (for me) hard to handle, I keep on having typing errors and can't work the sugar paste well).

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you my friend Laetitia.

As promised I have posted the recipe for this cake on mydailylife blog link at the side bars.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

The Creation of ....... part 3

This is the celebration cake ready to be decorated. Pure almonds are the main ingredients of this cake. I baked this cake last week, I must thank Laetitia for her help too. Later on today this cake will be decorated.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

'Xarolla Windmill' - Zurrieq Malta

Built by the knights of the military of St. John in the seventh century. This is the only functional windmill on the island.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Creation of ....... part 2

Getting closer to the finishing of the cake decorations. Here is a photo of the flowers to be added to the leaves from Laetitia.

Monday, May 21, 2007


Since I started a creation theme yesterday, I'll continue today .... this is a bridge made from sand (at pretty bay - Birzebbuga) for my son by my husband. Have a good week everyone!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

The Creation of .......

Sunday coming here in Birzebbuga a group of 7 year old girls and boys will be celebrating Holy Communion. As a celebration families either go out to eat in a nice restaurant or have a party at home. It is a must to have a cake at a party and this photo represents part of this cake. These are sugar paste leaves. Last year my friend Laetitia and I attended a course on cake decorating and sugar crafts. These leaves were made by Laetitia. My daughter and Laetitia's niece will be celebrating their communion so we are preparing two cakes....more photos will follow this week.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Birzebbuga School - Funday

Yesterday there was a funday at my daughter's school and it was genuinely fun as we had a lovely time watching the kids jumping and running. In the end the parents too had the chance to jump and run!! The girl in the middle jumping is my daughter. More photos of the Funday can be seen on my other blog mydailylife.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Morris 1600

All I know about this car is that it is an old morris 1600 and it is British. Maybe someone out there can give us some information. Good Day to you all.

Thursday, May 17, 2007


I am having a very busy week so please forgive me for not posting today!! enjoy the rest of the afternoon.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

International Delivery

This small outlet in the middle of Valletta can deliver flowers to anywhere in the world!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Valletta Collage by Dina..

I have decided to create a collage showing some of the interesting and beautiful photos of Malta's capital city - Valletta. I hope you like it. Good day.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Street Vendors - Valletta

Custom Jewellery? wooden toys ? you'll find them for sale here in Valletta opposite the law courts. I must add that one of the venders had some pretty stuff for sale.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Pretty Bay - Birzebbuga

I took these photos a couple of days ago. This is Birzebbuga's sandy beach and sea. It is getting warm enough to swim already here.... so we might aswell say let the swimming season begin!! Have a nice Sunday.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Something Different ...

I feel that today I must add this to my blog wishing with all my heart that this girl is found safe.
Madeline McCann, 3 was abducted from Praia da Luz in Portugal on the 3rd of May. If you see her or know anything please call Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111 or 0044 1883 731 336 (for outside uk).

Rewards of £1 million - from a UK businessman, and £10,000 - from The Portugal News - have been offered for info. leading to arrest.

I thank Lynn of Cheltenham Daily Photo for permission to use the information, above.


When the boat rides are ready (photos of inside the cave will come soon!!) after a long day , the boat owners will push the boat back up to its place for the night.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Outside the caves -blue grotto Zurrieq

Last summer I had gone to show the caves to my cousin who came with her husband from england for a holiday. I think I must have posted this photo already. I will get my friend Laetitia to take some photos of the cave from the inside this summer and maybe show some of the blue water inside too.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Boat ride to Blue Grotto Caves

If you ever come to the Maltese Islands and want to discover tbe blue grotto caves, unless you have your own transport this is how you will get there. It is fun. (Nicer when the sea is calm!!)

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Valletta Buses - 2007

This is where buses coming from all over the island finish their journey. So for example if one wants to go to Mellieha (northern part of Malta) from Birzebbuga (southern part ) one has to take a bus up to Valletta and then change for the bus going to Mellieha!!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

End of cold war monument in Birzebbuga

My friend Laetitia saw on one of the other fellow bloggers a monument that reminded her of one we have ourselves here in Birzebbuga. This monument marks the end of the cold war, Mr G. Bush (USA) and Mr M. Gorbachev had met here in 1989.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Cold maltese drink anyone??

Kinnie is a famous Maltese drink it is a drink which you either like immediately or not.... i love it. It has a bitterly refreshing taste.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Gudja Parish Church

Gudja is a village located in the southern part of the island, close to Birzebbuga and also it is the village that overlooks Malta International Airport. This church is the church of the Assumption.

Saturday, May 05, 2007


Yesterday I mentioned Filfla, this is a very small uninhabited islet. It has an area of 60,000m2.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Cliffs at Wied iz-Zurrieq

These cliffs are found on top of the blue grotto caverns and opposite a fairly small island 'Filfla'.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Goodbye from Malta

Dear Joanne, Michael and baby Callum, it was lovely having you here with us. We wish you all the best, Nadine, Vince Isla and Andy xxxxxxxx

Today Joanne, Michael and their little baby boy Callum who originally come from Vancouver, Canada have left Malta after a two week holiday to go and start a new life up in the westernisles...... (Link on my side bar for their blog, from Vancouver to westernisles).

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Sparrow - Malta

Sparrows are small passerine birds. In general, sparrow tend to be small, plump brown or grey birds with short tails and short powerful beaks. They are seed eaters and also consume small insects. There are 35 species worldwide.
This photo was taken by my friend Laetitia, in her back yard. Thanks!!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Wied Iz-Zurrieq Watch Tower

This tower was constructed in the 1640's and is situated in Wied iz-Zurrieq. This tower has thicker walls than the other watch towers in Malta.