Die Malteser...May 21 in Malta
... mit ihrem Orden😉
... mit ihrem Orden😉
Another public holiday allowing Grace and I a day away from the ball pool!
Headed all the way up to the north of the island to check out Golden Bay. Not my favourite kind of beach but at least we had a sun lounger and an all important brolly for some shade for me! I am struggling at the moment as really ready for home. Missing my girls and very depleted in oxytocin (lack of hugs!). Managed to russle up enthusiasm to have another swim though in the beautifully clear sea. Still waiting for Grace to dip in her toe - next time she says!
The bus journey took 2 hours each way so we were glad to return to our favourite bar for a hot chocolate at the end of the day.Read more
Of Gozo, Comino Island and Blue Lagoon.
40min bus ride to Valletta. 20min ferry to Sliema. 90min Cruise to Gozo. 30min bus tour round Gozo, with 90mins to sightsee and shop. 30min cruise to Comino island. 75min to walk and swim round Blue lagoon, before ghe 3hr return journey - Not the most relaxing of days!
Note to self- check out the 'cruise' ship prior to buying a ticket. We were with Supreme cruises - there was nothing supreme about it!!
Gozo is pretty in places but I had a dodgy pattizzi which isn't pleasant when you are on a boat 🤤 The blue lagoon is definately blue and very clear but the beach area is smaller then my lounge and full of people and catering vans selling over inflated cocktails and thin burgers.
We swam in the sea - yes Grace too - as at least you could get away from the crowds!Read more
Lovely to meet Roosa an fellow OT student from Finland who will be working with us. We now have a weekly schedule to follow and are hoping we will be able to carry out some OT assessments soon. It seems schedules and plans change daily at Inspire so it is best to have a flexible approach and the ability to think quickly to accommodate the unexpected changes and plan activities! Definitely more reading is required.
Sometimes placement can feel like being on the 'The Apprentice' where your every action and reaction is being observed, really nice to get feedback that your engagement and contribution to the team has been noticed and is appreciated.Read more
11,964 steps achieved today taking in the sights of Valletta. I think we earned our treats - Gin rose and cranberry cocktails filled with strawberries and blueberries for lunch. Followed by a three flavoured ice cream shaped like a flower !
Lots of work to do this weekend on learning outcomes so appreciated a very cold windy day on Saturday making it very unpleasant to go out. Still managed a run and a visit to church for some spiritual and occupational balance. Lovely to have a netflix night with Grace although we spent most of the time sharing pictures and stories about our families 😊 which I think helped Grace who is feeling a little homesick.
Sunday was very warm and pleasant so after morning coffee headed to St Thomas' beach. Although the sea was some what rough I took the plunge and went swimming 🤤 It was quite invigorating! Think this may have given Grace the courage to try it next time!Read more
Bumpy bus ride to Mosta to see the domed church which survived (by divine intervention they say) being bombed during WW2 despite taking a direct hit that did not detonate. Magnificent ceiling where if you look closely can just make out where the bomb entered.
Found our way to San Anton Palace and gardens for some flora and fauna - which were mainly cats and terrapins. Very colourful and scented flowers though.
Lovely meal in the Melita Garden restaurant to end the day before the bumpy bus ride back.Read more
Took a 7.6km walk to St Peter's Pool to enjoy the sunshine, dramatic cliffs and a picnic! Picked up a few mosquito bites and a blister on the way - darn it 😯
Ended the weekend with Lynne in Tal Familja Resturant (appropriately named) eating traditional Maltese dishes. Definately the best meal I have had so far 😊
Oh my it is week 9 already! Although I am ready for home there is still so much to do and learn. I do not feel at all prepared for my VIVA 😣 Placement is going by quickly! Having to indulge in a few iced beers and lattes to keep working on learning outcomes in the sunshine!
When working at the Bulebel site I pass a catering company displaying wedding cakes not too dissimilar to the size I used to do... got me wonder if only things had been different... but then I wouldn't be here in Malta completing a degree..strange where life takes you 😀Read more
Well my day started off with a sports massage.OMG so painful but in a good way! Turns out I have damaged my hamstring in my right leg and have several knots across my shoulders. Half an hour just not long enough so booked another appt.
Then had my hair done as I am fed up of my frizzy hairstyle!
Lovely to spend the evening with Grace and her sister Kisrty browsing the stalls and watching the fireworks in Marsaxlokk. All was well until time to go home when we discovered none of special service buses were going in our direction!
Our choice was a 2hr bus trip or 50min walk or a really expensive 15min taxi ride. We choose the latter after managing to negotiate a cheaper ride after the taxi drivers nearly came to blows about it!Read more
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