18 September 2009

It's the small things sometimes

Like today, I set aside all major projects, cleaning tasks and to do list of errands and took all three children on a long walk to Birgu (equipped with a stroller and a picnic lunch). We had such a good time, trying out some unknown side paths, spotting not three but six little salamanders (or so they call them), test flying Tano's little paper model plane, going up and down on the see saw, the children were so good, with all the walking, heat and tricky streets to cross they did not complain once (not usually the case). One of those days you so enjoy being a parent and getting to spend time with your children. I wish this was true every day.
The pictures, while A. was away in Portugal last week and I was on my own with the kids, the Zabbar feast was in full swing. I took the kids through the crowded streets, to the band marchs, fire works, little stalls (am not normally much of a crowd person) but I managed and this was one of my favorite parts.... strolling round a familar little piazza to find an angel, or rather a tall painted wooden statue of some angel, they suddenly appear all over the city during the week of the feast. There is something uplifting to me me about turning a corner and seeing an angels wing or the bare foot of a temporary statue. Here are some close ups.


  1. So glad you enjoyed your strawl!

    I make my own play dough and it lasts a long time, even up to six months in the fridge. The recipe is: 4 cups flour, 2 cups salt, 4 cups water, 4 tablespoons oil, half cup cream of tartar and food colouring. Mix it all and cook it on moderate heat until it becomes a dough.

    We do get Grand Designs on Travel and Living, but they are repeats. By the way we love that show too!

  2. Did you find the Norman House in Birgu?

  3. No, we have been away and so I have not had the chance. Next week when the older children are in school and I am down to one I was thinking of going. Care to join us?


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