10 January 2018 No Comments

From my own experiences of Valletta I know just what an incredible city it is. Now you do not only have to take my word for it – Valletta has been named Capital of Culture for 2018.

There are so

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12 December 2017 No Comments

Marsascala was once a sleepy fishing hamlet – practically a remote outpost of the town of Zabbar a couple of miles up the road. Its idyllic location – nestled at the end of a valley and opening on to

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30 November 2017 No Comments

The British Empire colonised Malta at the beginning of the 19th century – soon after the Knights of St. John ceded the islands to Napoleon’s forces in 1798; and which were in turn forced to flee the islands after

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22 October 2017 1 Comment

The Maltese Islands have a history that stretches back to some 7000 years. The first settlers from nearby Sicily probably made the sixty mile crossing on rudimentary sea craft but soon enough the settlers developed a culture which is

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09 October 2017 No Comments

Set discreetly behind a high wall in one of Malta’s loveliest residential streets – Saint Anthony Street in Attard – is one of Malta’s truly ‘hidden ‘gems – Villa Bologna.

Villa Bologna is a privately

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12 September 2017 No Comments

Hidden away between the busy Valletta suburbs of Floriana and Pieta, Sa Maison is a small public garden which is quite unlike any other in Malta. The garden gets its name from

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28 August 2017 No Comments

The two mile stretch of coast from Mgarr Harbour to Qala Point is known for one of Gozo’s  favourite beaches. The tiny cove of Hondoq ir-Rummien is the beach of choice

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20 August 2017 No Comments

It is probably one of the tiniest walled cities in the world but that doesn’t mean Birgu doesn’t make merry in a very big way. Despite its minuscule size Birgu celebrates

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26 July 2017 No Comments

The village of Lija lies more or less in the centre of the island of Malta and has always been closely associated with the two neighbouring villages of Attard and Balzan – collectively

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11 July 2017 3 Comments

Sue Mifsud is a familiar name on the Maltese ceramics scene. Except that in spite of her very Maltese surname she still holds a British passport. Sue – originally from the West Midlands –

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