Lots of things going on right now. Lenah’s father just had a golfing gang over who left yesterday, my parents and uncle are here now, we have been going to loads of dinners and events, Lenah is busy with new work stuff and her blog and besides loads of projects at work, I’m trying to write a collection of short stories (initially called Six Strings). Tomorrow there’s a wine tasting and on Saturday we’re taking the boat to Comino for a tennis weekend.
Andrew Vassallo captured this Only in Malta classic, which I would like to call Pony in Car.
And we’ll round it off with this beautiful Morellino di Scansano that I tried at Antica Enoteca in Rome last Sunday.
When you either walk or run on the seafront every single day it’s nice to see some celebrities enjoy the same thing. A few months ago we had Brad Pitt shooting a few streets from our house and in the above picture Tom Hanks is walking with his daughter along the Sliema promenade (you see Surfside in the back, right?). The reason the Oscar winning actor is in Malta is that he’s shooting the historical thriller Captain Phillips.
Lenah and I went to a really nice wine bar in Valletta on Saturday called Trabuxu. It’s a classic.
They have two versions of Trabuxu, Bistro and Wine bar. The above picture is of the bistro.
My dear Lenah has been complaining a bit about my insistence on showing Aiden all kinds of adventure/action movies from my childhood. Films like Indiana Jones, Star Wars, and other classics with a fair bit of violence in it (The Indiana Jones quadrilogy was bloodier than I remembered it) but I’ve said that if he’s scared he can do the famous old look-behind-the-pillow-trick and ultimately I think we’ve both been enjoying the movies very much.
Underbart vackra Palazzo Parisio där de även har fantastisk mat.
Man har det rätt bra på Malta. Från vårt hus i Balluta Bay, Sliema så har vi bara några hundra meter ner till havet. Nu har de dessutom ordnat med en liten sandstrand där (bara klippstrand tidigare) så det är perfekt för ett morgondopp. Här leker Aiden och Lenah av sig: