Our Malta experience 2

According to Wikipedia: Malta is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast. It’s a nation known for historic sites related to a succession of rulers including the Romans, Moors, Knights of Saint John, French and British. It has numerous fortresses, megalithic temples and the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, a subterranean complex of halls and burial chambers dating to circa 4000 B.C.

Sharing with you some of the street scenes in Malta.

as well as water scenes.

We had some of the wonderful sunset experience.

We’ve joined a cruise to Gozo, Camino and Blue Lagoon. But as you could see, it was a windy day and we had quite a rough voyage.

Then, we had a three-hour bus tour around Gozo.

Sharing with you some of the food we’ve had on this holiday. I’ve had fish and seafood and Him Indoors has had burgers, steak and chips.

and of course, our drinks.

All in all, we really had a smashing time! Cheers!

For: #MySundayPhoto – Vineyard Sunset, ALL SEASONS – BALBOA PARK, Sonoma Raceway (Sundays In My City)

Driving to Britain

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Once a year we drive to Britain. We usually stay the night in Maastricht and then carry on driving to Calais, take the ferry to Dover and drive to the Midlands. We visit Him Indoors’ parents for the week, as well as my brother and family. HRH the son and K usually come. On the way to Britain, our car is full of some beers from Bavaria and boxes of wines. On the way back, we have to fill the car with Him Indoors’ British supplies – HP sauce, Worchester sauce, cheddar cheese, salt and vinegar crisps, malt vinegar, Branston pickles and black tea.

For: 23 June 2017 Friday Fictioneers

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Saturday Mix — Lorraine 29.04.17

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The time we went to Bali and saw this
Sun shining, big pond of water lilies
Mountains around us, this is such a bliss
Butterflies and bees hovering with ease
Not too hot, enjoying afternoon’s breeze
Walking along the pond, holding my hands
Looking at each other’s eyes with a tease
And we said this is such a fairyland
Like a prince charming, you gave me a kiss
Bali with water lilies, you are missed*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The Decuain (pronounced deck•won), created by Shelley A. Cephas, is a short poem made up of 10 lines, which can be written on any subject. There are 10 syllables per line and the poem is written in iambic pentameter.

There are 3 set choices of rhyme scheme:

ababbcbcaa, ababbcbcbb, or ababbcbccc

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eating leaves
patrolling garden
our three pets
tortoises
garden as their paradise
outdoor till winter

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: Saturday Mix — Lorraine 29.04.17, penultimate day of NaPoWriMo, April PAD Challenge: Day 29

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Chèvrefeuille’s Gift #1 full circle “new life”

Chèvrefeuille’s Gift #1 full circle “new life”

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1. snow
2. blossom
3. beauty
4. sunflower
5. beach
6. waves
7. clouds
8. horse
9. meadow
10. poplar
11. leaves
12. rain

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as white as snow
sampaguita blossoms
heavenly beauty

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sunflower blooming
blue sky, sunshine on the beach
dancing waves across

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when clouds blot heaven
proud white horse galloping by
ride over meadows

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birds spread poplar seeds
canopy of trees and leaves
fresh air after rain

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For: Chèvrefeuille’s Gift #1