Yeah yeah I know it has been a VERY long while actually from my last post and believe it or not Christmas Day is over, although for me Christmas is not over till New Years. Thank you Jazzulka for subscribing to the blog because you reminded me that a post was long overdue!
It has been a very tumultuous December I am not going to lie however I am going to keep positive and post a few photos from my December because ultimately it is my favorite time of the year. Now please bear in mind that my partner and I absolutely adore Christmas and the way we decorate our apartment looks as though Christmas threw up but we love it!
Apart from the handful of presents under the tree we also had these gifts and the amount increased! My partner and his family tend to go a bit overboard on gifts, not that I am complaining.
The paintings are slanting I know ! His mother is an artist hence all the art on the walls.
This is the specific part of the apartment that Christmas threw up over hehe
Pull Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread. Recipe here
Does not look terribly appetizing however take my word for it. It was delicious.
As I mentioned earlier, overboard on presents!
Christmas day was spent at lunch with my family which almost did not happen this year due to a family death (the only negative bit I promise). This December I have experienced 3 close deaths in 3 weeks so it has been quite a roller coaster ride however life goes on and I try and keep positive.
All the best for the festive season to anyone reading this post out there!
It’s already beach weather in Malta. This weekend I made the most of it and ventured down to Gnejna Bay which is just down the road from where I live.
Thirsty for something new to do I bought a €10 deal off a local deal website for a wine tasting event at Maria Rosa Wine Estate in Attard. The event was very well organised and the wine we sampled was absolutely delicious. The estate itself if quite lush. Thankfully the sun graced us with its presence. Here are some shots I took;
My phone partner took some more professional shots. Here is one of them;
I would recommend a visit to this estate for whoever is on the island!
I have taken to going on long nature walks. Given the beauty of the location I live in and the gorgeous weather we have been having it is only fitting that I do. Here are some of the best. Last Sunday I went with a group who organize weekend Treks. The locations in these photos are Mgarr Malta, Fomm Ir-Rih, Bidnijja.
The beautiful village of Mgarr which is where I live.
Ta’ Giezu Church in Valletta – late 16th century
I love taking foreigners around Malta. Especially if they have never been here.
Kinnie and pastizzi to start with. Kinnie is a Maltese soft drink and pastizzi is a traditional pastry cake which is usually filled with ricotta or peas. It’s very crunchy and calorific. Delicious. We started off at a little cafeteria on a hill in Mellieha. The view was amazing.
Next we drove to the Red Tower to see the view of Gozo & Comino.
…… Followed by a delicious lunch at The Cliffs in Dingli.
Our Canadian friends loved it!