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Wednesday 9 November 2011


Hi everyone

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   



  1. Your post and pictures brought back such memories. I love Malta and the people. You were so lucky with the weather too. Hope you are back refreshed and raring to go???? What do you mean 'No'.

  2. How lovely it looks... if only the numbers would come up on the lottery!

  3. Beautiful views and glorius weather just what you need before the winter months over here. good to have you back you have been missed.

  4. I've never been to Malta but it looks fantastic, what a break from the norm! That hill looks like fun but can you imagine trying to get up it in the ice and snow! x

  5. I went to Malta when I was a schoolgirl on an educational cruise MANY years ago but it seems to be as beautiful as ever!

  6. I went to Malta a number of years ago and agree, the people there are wonderful.

    Lovely photos - sooooo jealous!!

    Ali x

    PS - Glad you like the tree!

  7. Beautiful photographs, it looks such a lovely place.

    Jan x

  8. Lovely photos thanks for sharing. Would you recommend where you stay? If so will you send me over details. I've never been to Malta. Would love to go for a break and staying from a recommendation is always better.

  9. I've wanted to go to Malta for many years, even more after seeing what I'm missing! Photos are great.

  10. What a beautiful place I've never thought of going to Malta might have to put it on my list of places to visit.

  11. Wish I could get away right now. I think Germany next year for the Christmas markets sound good to me.

    Glad the weather was nice. Your photos make it look like such a lovely place. Never been myself, but it happens to be on my very long list of places to visit.

  12. Thanks for sharing - lovely picture, even if they do make me slightly envious!

  13. Sounds like you had a wonderful trip! I have never been to Malta, and likely will never get there, so it was great to see your photos. What a beautiful sunset. :)

  14. What gorgeous pictures - so lovely to get away and it's lovely to hear your fleeces went unworn!


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