Friday, September 28, 2007
Till 21st Oct. 'Colours vs. Line' Paintings by Maxine Attard and Graham Gurr at
the Exhibition Hall in Pjazza San Frangisk in Victoria
5-26th Oct Nadia Pavlova, an exhibition of paintings by this Russian artist at Banca
Giuratale in Victoria
7-31st Oct Repert Cefai's exhibition of abstract paintings at Art.....e Gallery, Library
26Oct-Nov '6 collabor 8' a contemporary art exhibition of paintings, sculptures and
installations by 3 Maltese and 3 Austrian artists at the Crafts Centre,
6-13th Oct ''Kickass Playes for Woman'' a play organised by the Gozo Creative Theatre
Club directed by George Mizzi at ''il-Girna'' Triq Ta'Cenc, Sannat
13th Oct 'Forza del Destino' an opera by Giuseppe Verdi with participation of the
National Orchestra and foeign guest soloists at the Aurora Opera House
25-27th Oct 'Macbeth' an opera by Giuseppe Verdi with participation of the National
orchestra foreign guest soloists and acclaimed Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja
at the Astra Theatre in Victoria
7th Oct Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary - religious service and devotional
procession with the statue of Our Lady of the Rosary - Ss Peter and Paul
Basilica church in Nadur from 5pm on.
The same procession is held in various parishes throughout Gozo.
13-14th Oct Feast of St.Francis of Assisi - religious services and blessing of animals -
St. Anthony of Padova church Ghajnsielem at 10am
21-28th Oct Feast of the Holy Eucharist - religious service and devotional procession -
St. Joseph Parish church Qala from 4.30pm on
15-16th Oct Feast of Our Lady of Graces at the Franciscan Capuchins Church in Victoria
14th Oct Feast of Our Lady of Fatima at St. Lucy Church Santa Lucija, Kercem
14th Oct ''Fjakkolata'' a traditional fire illumination organized by the Ghaqda Armar 13
ta' Dicembru - Ghar Ilma Hill limits of Santa Lucija, Kercem at 7pm
15th Oct 'The Durham ACF Borneo Band' from the UK in Military parade followed by
a concert in Triq Papa Gwanni Pawlu II Victoria at 7pm
28th Oct Band marches by the Mnarja Band of Nadur followed by a concert in
Independence Sq Victoria on the occasion of 'Gozo Day' in Commemmoration
of the Gozitan victory over the French in 1798 at 7pm
20th Oct 'The Gozo Youth Wind Band Showcase Spectacular' a concert featuring
sound to light effects for a selection of sound tracks and pop arrangements
and a selection of British music dedicated to the English residents in the
Maltese Islands. St. George;s Sq Victoria at 7.30pm
Above was the most impressive plane for me (besides the usual F16 which is always great to watch). The above plane is a fire fighter and was actually one of the ones that helped out with the forest fires in Greece this summer. There were lots of demonstrations of the plane scooping the water out of the sea and releasing it etc. The impressive part was how manouvreable it is especially when you consider its laden with water that is sloshing around from one end to the other in the plane.
On another note just came across a Maui blog which had announcement. Already heard something about this from a friend of mine who is having a great time in Maui right now and windsurfing till he drops!
"2007 ALOHA CLASSIC WAVE CHAMPIONSHIPS POSTPONED TO 2008 Maui, HI - The 2007 Aloha Classic Wave Championships, scheduled for Nov 5 -17, has been postponed to 2008. There will be no event this year. We are sad to make this decision at this time but it could not be avoided as the title sponsor pulled out in the past week leaving little time to pursue a similar sponsor of the same caliber. In combination, there has been a lack of rental housing available on the northshore with the Maui County's crack down on transient vacation rentals, leaving many competitors and sponsors without a place to stay during the event. Hopefully both issues will be resolved for 2008 and we will be back on track. On the bright side, the existing sponsors for 2007 have agreed to come on board again for next year and for that we are very grateful. We thank you for your interest and look forward to bringing you the best windsurfing wave event in 2008!"
My friend just told me in his email that there is a real problem with accom on the North Shore now cos they cant get licences to rent. It seems this is coming from the locals themselves and quite alot of problems are being caused.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Above is a poem written about this particular carob tree.
The roman road is called Pilgrims Way and this led up to various caves and the punic tombs which are scattered over a section of the ridge. As you go past what we used to call ''Monkey Cave'' (our childhood headquarters!) you can see little crosses carved into the hillside. As kids we also used to find all sorts of pottery in the caves and I just cringe when I think we used to use it for target practice! Some of it was surely very very old. It's only recently that I discovered we used to play in punic tombs!!! There wasnt all the heritage and environmental awareness there is now.
So for my brother and I it was a real trip down memory lane and one to be treasured.
Hope the above has been of interest.
Location: Xemxija/Xemxija Ridge/Punic Tombs/Pwales - Malta
Friday, September 21, 2007
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Wednesday, September 05, 2007
I came across the restoration of the above boat Aphrodite on the following blog:
It gives a brief history of the boat and restoration work carried out on it.
I think she is a 'Beauty'. I have a particular interest in restoration of any sort really, but it has always been an ambition of mine to restore a classic wooden boat dating back to the 30's or around that era. Whether that ambition will materialise or not remains to be seen! The above link gives very interesting reading - even to those who are not really interested in motor boats.
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Contact me through http://www.gozofarmhouserentals.com/ for off season offers in any of our
Gozo farmhouses (Casa rustica/farmhaus/affitto/ferme/vieille maison/
For friendly and helpful advice contact me through the above website!
Just a few more images of last Saturday in Gozo. Forecast for tomorrow looking good with a strong North Westerly so we will be down surfing in Ghallis. There is a coolish nip in the air at the moment so thats a good omen for tomorrow. Also a welcome break from the hot weather. Temperatures have gone down slightly - around 32C so hopefully after the wind tomorrow they will steady at between 28-30C. Alot better than the 40C+ we have been having all summer.