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

Monday, 29 August 2011

Cool Breezes

After more than 2 weeks of hot, humid weather without the slightest hint of a breeze, this weekend brought wonderful respite in the form of a strong north-westerly wind. Sadly, it probably won’t last very long but I’m enjoying it while it lasts. As always, the weekend flew by and a whole week of work looms ahead. But at least I will have some wonderful memories to tide me over to next weekend. Like the surprise party that the Mischief Maker and I organised for my husband’s birthday with a lot of help from my mum. Thanks mum xx
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We created this cute card for him. I found the inspiration here. Thank goodness for creative people who come up with these simple ideas. We both had lots of fun doing it.
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I also made these lovely blueberry cupcakes. The recipe is here. I dressed them up a bit with fresh cream and fresh blueberries. The sprinkles are the Mischief Maker’s addition. He adds them to every dessert.
Saturday evening the Mischief Maker slept over at my parents’ house so that The American and I could go out on a birthday date. We decided to try out the relatively new Trabuxu Bistro in Valletta. I loved the décor which is an eclectic mix of vintage and modern.
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The premises were formerly a piano store and I used to frequent the shop to buy books in my piano-playing days.
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On a different note, I very rarely promote a product, as you know, but I have totally fallen in love with Avon’s Overnight Elixir. It has proved to be a blessing during these humid, hot weeks making my curly hair soft and manageable without creating a gunky mess.
Finally, Suze at Girl Wizard sent me on a wonderful trip down  memory lane by writing a post about some of her favourite songs growing up. I can’t stop humming this one by Mr Big. I hope you enjoy it too.
P.S. any time I ‘promote’ anything you can rest assured that I am not getting paid for it. When that happens, you will be the first ones to know.


  1. I had no idea you played the piano.
    Belated happy birthday to your husband :-)

  2. Yay Loree...what a FUN and FAB post...sounds like your celebration was awesome..yaya! LOVE the bistro and the dramatic colors..wild!Great pic!! beautiful art and love the tunes!! ha ha now i am humming too! Your blue berry muffin looks divine..I'll check the link for sure..thankyou!

    have amost magical day..thanks for adding sparkles to mine!

  3. Oh and PS: we have the same crazy curly hair problem in the humid weather....and how cool I didn't know you played the piano too!yay.. very cool..we are kindreds!

  4. I loved that cake :P really yummy it looks

  5. What a fun post. Glad you had a lovely time. Hope your week is off to a good start ~ xox Alexandra

  6. This year the weather is strange everywhere ! We for exemple have no summer at all ! I wished I had curly hair, but my hair is like chop sticks !

  7. Glad you had a great time! Hot and humid seems to be everywhere right now! I've been suffering in sweltering heat all week myself.

  8. Dear Loree,

    Because i love your beautiful blog, i have nominated it for Tripbases' 7 Links Project - my latest post gives all the details.

    With love,


  9. Happy belated birthday to your husband! You and your Mischief Maker are quite creative too. I thought you're the "American" one, :-)

  10. The heat is returning this weekend, but it did not stop me from buying to giant yellow mums for the balcony to accompany my still blooming geraniums and petunias. It will be a long, wonderful weekend. Hope yours is as well ~ xox Alexandra

  11. sounds like a FUN birthday celebration, and those muffins are making me hungry! (those elephants are great - looks like there's a budding artist in your household...)


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