Monday, November 21, 2011

KICK START MONDAY: Back to earth

Hello world,

This weekend was quite the ride. I had to catch up on work, arrange for a car rental, and host a couple of lovely friends on Saturday. My hubby had a great guitar jam session with our friend Pierre, and I had a chance to catch up with my old friend Pat and her son Paul who just turned nine.

Then, on Sunday, we spent the day showing 2 American friends around Malta. We wanted to give them a memorable day and time was scarce, so we did the best we could. First, we picked them up at the port where they arrived with the Celebrity Equinox. Then, we went for a walk in the capital city of Valletta, which is also my home town. After that, we hopped back in the minivan (7 on board!) and went on a tour of the south - Zurrieq by the Blue Grotto, the Hagar Qim temples (5,000 years old), Marsascala to see the fishing boats, Birgu to have a closer look at the waterfront. By this time, we were getting hungry so we headed toward a restaurant called The Avenue in Paceville where we had a table booked. We drove by the Sliema and St. Julians promenade, and after filling our bellies (everyone except hubby who had to chase the kiddo around and had to make do with a quick McDonald's meal, poor chap--and I, who was too worried about him!) we drove up the coast road to Qawra and Bugibba. The next landmark on our route was the Mosta dome and Mdina. Sadly, we didn't have time to stop in the Silent City, so we took our guests to my mom's house for some tea, and that was it - they had to be on the ship by 4.45pm!

It was such a whirlwind adventure, but we totally enjoyed it, and hope that our friends will be back. We had met these two on the ship when were were coming to Malta two and a half years ago. Back then I was still 6 months pregnant and they'd never met my Cole. Seeing them brought back memories of how much fun we had on that trip :)

After all this, I didn't have much time to write. Actually, I didn't write at all, but I think I deserve a break as I've been working hard in the last few weeks. I even missed the fabulous Six Sentence Sunday, but I will do my best to visit my friends' blogs to check out their interesting entries. Now, my nose is stuck to the grindstone :D.

I hope y'all had a great weekend and that the week ahead is a productive one. Please tune in this Wednesday for another great author interview.

In the meantime, live well and love deeply!

~ Angela ~
No Rules. No Formulas. Just Love.

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MJKane said...

Well....guess my weekend sucked...LMBO! All I did was veg out and re-twist my hair! If I ever make it over I expect that same treatment, friend!

Angela Guillaume said...

It seems like you had a well deserved break, MJ! And of course, I would love to have you visit Malta - and we'd treat you like a queen :D xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

You sound like you had an awesome time! So totally deserved this. :) But wait a sec - where are the pics of all these fab places you mention? *bad, bad, of you, Angela!* :) XOXO

Amanda said...

Yes, I'd also like to see the photoes of these wonderful places you've visited! Telling the truth I'm a litle jealous. lol But I know you've deserved it!

Angela Guillaume said...

Hey Zee, Amanda.... since you both ask, I'll post pics of these places on Friday's blog, ok? Just for you lovely ladies... xoxoxo. Oh, and the best part of all - the 5lb bag of grits our guests brought me from Florida! How I missed you, hominy goodness...