Monthly Archives: July 2018

At Random

When I walk to the market Sunday morning, I can’t help feeling like Belle in Beauty in the Beast and I start singing in my head… Little town, it’s a quiet village, every day like the one before. Little town … Continue reading

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One of My Favorites

I have started listening to a French radio station rather than my iPod collection or Pandora mixes. But I’ve been away from the current music scene for so long that I don’t know artists or songs or sometimes whether they’re … Continue reading

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Cold Soup

I’m in the midst of a cold soup fetish. Easy if you have a blender, tasty if you add some crazy ingredients, filling because most recipes call for a soggy baguette, and cooling because they chill overnight-what’s not to love? … Continue reading

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Cannot Find the Booklet

But wanted you to see some watercolor artwork I enjoyed at an exhibit in Malta. Wish I could find the titles but check out the captions for some things I do remember. I like temporary art exhibits a lot. This … Continue reading

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Valletta and Surroundings

After liking Valletta the first day and not seeing and doing everything, I returned for a second, slightly more laid back, day of wandering and taking photos. Enjoyed the best hot chocolate of my life in a little café off … Continue reading

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I’ve Got the Fever

It’s practically impossible not to. France will play Croatia in the final match of the World Cup in Moscow on Sunday. I watched the entire semi-final game (thinking it could be the last) and got to know the players’ names … Continue reading

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No Wonder

Valletta has been the capital of Malta since the late 1500s, a UNESCO world heritage site since 1980, and the European capital of culture for 2018. It is a day stop for huge cruise ships disgorging thousands of tourists who … Continue reading

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Gozo

Not Bozo or Gonzo or Ouzo but definitely so-so. Malta is an archipelago of six islands and Gozo is the second largest. Accessible via a 25 minute ferry ride, it is Malta’s breadbasket…greener, more rural, more relaxed. My intention was … Continue reading

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Marsaxlokk

Pronounced Mar-sash-lock. The largest bay with the largest fishing fleet prompted a number of seaside restaurants to serve the catch of the day. The little traditional boats are called luzzu and all were tethered during my stay. Most have an … Continue reading

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History Abounds

Malta is jam-packed with historical significance. One event is the shipwreck of St. Paul and St. Luke off the Malta coast in AD60. Before continuing on to Rome for trial, Paul spent the winter living simply in a Rabat cave, … Continue reading

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