Wednesday, 9 November 2011
THE HOLIDAY IS OVER
We have been on holiday in Malta for the last week and the weather has been glorious. The temperature during the day around 22 degrees and about 16 - 18 degrees at night. Hard to believe it is November - being a typical Brit we went prepared for cold weather, but did have the common sense to pack summer clothes - just in case, and thank goodness we did. The fleeces and long-sleeved tops returned home unworn and leaving them at home would have made our luggage so much lighter. Our apartment was in Valletta, seconds from the harbour and the views were amazing. I haven't had a chance to make a card for Handmade Monday, but thought I would post some of the pics I took in Malta.
The view from the balcony
Our apartment is in the centre of this picture, on the second floor
Parking in the town of Valletta is almost impossible, and definitely impossibly expensive. The best way to get into town is to walk - from our apartment it was uphill all the way, about 60 steps - much better on the way down. However, the picture above shows another road into Valletta and climbing this one was definitely not on my list of 'must do's.
We took a harbour cruise whilst away, and access to the leaving point was by ferry. On the return ferry I was able to take this shot of the sunset.
Lots of gorgeous boats and yachts are moored in the Grand Harbour of Valletta - we saw one that had three stories!
Another view of boats, but slightly smaller ones this time.
As you know Malta was awarded the George Cross in recognition of the Maltese peoples bravery. The above picture is of the plaque outside of Valletta's 'Buckingham Palace'.
We haven't been to Malta for many, many years and although so much has changed one thing has remained the same: the lovely people. They are friendly, helpful and go out of their way to make visitors feel welcome. We had a great week, so many beautiful buildings in Malta and I took a lot of photographs which I am planning to use in my card-making.
Have a great week everyone and don't forget to check out the other blogs on Handmade Monday