The stories of my life on a little island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea ... and my occasional adventures beyond these shores.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Two Giveaways and a Break

I met sisters Sue and Doreen through the world of blogging. I have had the pleasure of meeting Doreen personally at a number of Faires organized by the Malta Crafts Council. Both Sue and Doreen are very creative and their blogs are all about the crafts that they lovingly make from scratch or from items which have been recycled to create new things.


Doreen is hosting a giveaway to celebrate her 100th post and her birthday (which was in May). You can go here for the rules. Doreen is giving away a very cute decoupaged tea-light holder from her collection.


Sue is also hosting a giveaway this month. The rules to enter her giveaway can be found here. Sue is giving away a hand-made travel sewing kit to celebrate her second blog anniversary.

Both giveaways are open internationally. So hop on over to their blogs, read the rules, leave a comment on their blog and participate in their giveaways. You will not be disappointed.

I also wanted to let you all know that due to some commitments which I have coming up, I will be taking a break from blogging for 3-4 weeks. I hope to have enough time to pre-schedule some posts and will try to pop over to your blogs when I can. I hope you will all come back to visit when I am back. I never thought that taking a blogging break would be so hard but I assure you that I will have plenty to write about when I get back. So bear with me for a while … I hope the break will fire up my creativity in a big way. I wish you all an excellent start to summer (or winter if you’re in the other hemisphere).

Sunday, 6 June 2010

It’s A Small World

I’ve been away for a while – wondering what it would feel like to be on the outside, just looking in. But, although I have tried to visit each and every one of you, I have missed my little blog. I know that I cannot just leave comments without sharing my little corner of the world with you all. It is amazing that blogs make the world feel so small.
As each one of you shares her joys or her sorrows (I seem to mostly follow women bloggers), I feel as if I am a part of your life. I know that two of you have recently become grandmas, that one of you is moving house, that some of you have recently been on trips, that another two of you have parents that are severely ill. Then there are those who daily post beautiful photos of gorgeous cities. Every day I can visit Rome, Vienna, Venice and re-live wonderful memories of these places.
As for me, I am watching summer unfold all around me, opening the windows every morning and listening to the birds greet the day with joy, taking in the natural beauty and deeply breathing in the cool morning air.
View from our Window (2)
 View from our Window (3) I watch the sun set and wait to capture the enchanting canvas that is the sky with my camera.
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And today, as I closed my eyes and bit into the first peach of the season, the taste took me right back to my childhood. I felt like I was six years old again, back in my nanna’s little kitchen, with the dazzling white lace curtains swaying gently in the breeze, back to the age of innocence when it seemed like nothing would ever change … and I realised that, although the world moves on, some things will remain forever. Because by sharing our emotions, our ordinary, everyday things, we are transcending physical boundaries and making ourselves just that little bit more accessible, just that little bit more vulnerable, reaching out and sharing our humanity with total strangers.


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