Saturday, June 20, 2015

New Malta-Sicily Windsurfing Record


Paul Ellul - Pic taken from the Times of Malta

This afternoon Paul Ellul broke the long standing record for windsurfing between Malta and Sicily. He managed to knock 1 hour 9 minutes and 26 seconds (I think my maths is correct there!!) off the previous record doing the crossing in 4hrs 47 mins 34 secs.
Jean Paul Fleri Soler was the previous record holder doing it in 5yrs 56mins 35secs.

This event was in aid of the Community Chest Fund. You can see more about the event on this LINK

So, I suppose the race is on again - who is next up to attempt the break the new record?


Sunday, June 07, 2015

Friday, May 29, 2015

San Anton Gardens - a MUST Visit in the Spring

Yesterday I had a few hours out with family at San Anton Gardens. I don't think I have ever seen it looking so lovely. Now is, obviously, the best time since all the Spring flowers are still out. As soon as you walk through the gate there is an overwhelming smell of ''Gizi'' (think they are called Choks ? in English) which takes me back to my childhood in my grandparents beautiful garden. There is an abundance of colour with the numerous different types of flowers growing in the areas beneath the  trees and in between the pathways.
Below are a few pics taken. Click on the pictures to enlarge.















Thursday, May 28, 2015

Choose an Original Farmhouse in Gozo for your Holiday

Gozo is a small island that is still relatively unknown......thank goodness for that!
It has a particular charm of its own and offers a much more peaceful alternative to the hustle and bustle of Malta.
We finished a re-renovation on our 18th Century farmhouse, San Pupulju, in 2012 and it has become a very popular holiday home with our guests. We have repeat visitors,  friends of friends and relatives of former guests coming to stay.
The location is peaceful and yet nothing is very far away in Gozo. A less than 15 minute drive will take you from one end of the island to the other. Beaches are never more than a 10 minute drive away. If you just feel like flopping down with a drink and good book to read there is the pool to enjoy plus numerous other locations within this large interesting house to find a peaceful corner for yourself.


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San Pupulju sitting room
San Pupulju Main bedroom
San Pupulju BBQ self contained BBQ area on roof terraces

Sunset at Dwejra
An evening drink down at Qbajjar

Cactus bloom

Spring time hay harvest

Back view of the Azure window

The Blue Hole in Dwejra


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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Feeling the Need to get Back into some Photography

Missing the fun of fiddling around with my camera. Hoping to be able to get back to snapping away again. Below are some pics taken out of my 'archives'.


Trying out getting water drips mid air

Fiat 500's in Xaghra, Gozo

Spring time harvest - hay bales

These lovely little flowers last just a couple of weeks during May, the rest of the year it looks like a deadish plant

Marker buoy during the Euromed Championships in Mellieha Bay, Malta



Sunday, May 03, 2015

Gallipoli Remembered at Fort Rinella

This weekend there was a re-enactment event at Fort Rinella in rememberance of Gallipoli. It was an event that left me full of respect for these young men who dedicate their time to keeping history alive. For those visitors to Malta a visit to Fort Rinella (amongst numerous other heritage sites) is highly recommended. Enough words......pictures give a much better idea what it was all about. I will upload more pictures later in the week.

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 The ''Big Gun" at Fort Rinella was fired to mark the end of the weekend of events


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