It's been one week since my surgery and I'm feeling much better now, it's like you need to pass through some periods of not being able to do all the things you normally do, such as exercise, just to really appreciate what you take for granted when you're doing fine. One other thing that I still think about is waking up in hospital around noon, sleeping for another 2-3 hours, not having had anything to eat or drink since the evening before - I swear, I could have sold my right arm for a cup of coffee in that very moment, even that less tasty Nescafé red cup instant powder would have been a treat! I keep thinking about it every day now when I switch on the espresso machine, like there's an endless source of the black magic drink - maybe some forced detox once in a while woul do me good.
Today is Friday and later we're going to Valletta for dinner with J's family, Aiden is also busy going twice to Mdina for the Grand Prix! His kind of fun.
Early morning walk on the Sliema rocks this morning. It's a shame the camera can't capture the real beauty you see with your eyes.
I've been writing like a mad person today, first day of some hours to myself. I spent most of them at the gym and powerwalking but so well needed.
The music option for today is Buena Vista Social Club, but even at the highest volume it doesn't manage to drown out the damn noise from the too many construction sites around. Uff.
Next week we have some stuff planned but more than anything I'm going to make the most out of not having to set the alarm clock for another week. Gaaah. 3 months without it is nice but on the other hand; we need routines.
Aiden starts school, duttrina and tennis lessons all in one go, from lazy days to fighting stress. Well, haha, I'm not the stressed type so guess we'll manage and I get to exercise on a daily basis too.
Hoping to take up yoga as well, now that we moved to another part of Sliema I have to see where the closest place is :)
Enjoy the rest of the weekend x
We're back on the rock and have finally settled in our new flat, something I had been waiting for like a kid is waiting for Christmas. We'd been living in suitcases for several weeks so unpacking in a brand new flat felt nothing but well deserved.
Sweden was...actually great. I don't always say that but we were so lucky with the weather and managed to do loads of things that makes Sweden great in summer. Hiking and other outdoorsy things instead of shopping and getting bored in the rain.
Still, it was nice to come back to Malta and our normal routines, although school doesn't start for Aiden until 23rd Sept.
The other day me and Aiden went swimming, we also did a surprise baby shower for B, about to pop any day now :), we've been to the cinema, dinners, school meeting etc etc.
I have quite a lot of work to do now, writing, but got seriously stuck in a book that I hope will never end. How much I love that feeling, when you know you're escaping in to another world!
Me enjoyng the Swedish countryside!
I’m so anxious right now, my mind can’t get a grip on things when everything is all over the place. The house is pretty much packed, the only thing left are the stuff we really use, like clothes, toiletries and a few plates and cups. I hate this in between thingy. Then we’re off to Sweden which means packing again, coming back to Malta and….pack again, but obviously so we can go to our nice new apartment. I wish I wasn’t anxious and felt out of place and space and all. I feel like I’m wrapped in some kind of suffocating bubble but it could also be the intense heat here on the island. I wish I was totally normal, taking things as they come, but I’m far from it. Then again I feel excited over loads of things, probably more than others, and those are the moments and feelings I’m always craving, just have to accept the low’s too….
Can’t wait to go to Sweden now, it turned out really great that my brother and nephew are travelling the exact same day as we are, so we get to spend a whole week with them in the countryside. It’s nice for both Aiden and Nate to have each other around. The 2nd week they’re going back to Malta while we’ll be travelling a bit so not even a chance of getting bored there Me and J also have a 2-day stay in Stockholm and hopefully I’ll catch up with M who decided to move there. Grr.
Last Saturday we went to Valletta in the evening for the Strada Wine & Art Festival. Jonas knows this guy who was playing in a band near the wine bar, so we stopped there for a while, then A & K showed up and we went for a little walk before sitting down at 'The Office' (lunch place and bar sort of). Was nice...and hot.
This was on Sunday, we had to take a break...packing 24/7. We've managed to sell most of our furniture and hopefully the last pieces will go today. I'm apartment hunting today and also babysitting Nevada. I've realised that me+babies or puppies - not so good. It's like I become unaware of people around me haha, just have to cuddle in a high-pitched voice.
Anyway, back to business. Enjoy your day x
Update: From complete silence and stressfree days we now have 3 weeks to pack up the whole house. After 3 weeks we’re going to Sweden for almost 3 weeks and when we come back to Malta, at this moment, we have no where to live. Haha. Hmm.
Hopefully by next week we’ll find a new apartment so that when we’re back, we have a place to go. This is exactly what I wanted. Settle down in one place and know every minute of your future, planned in details, I realised that’s not for me, or us. I feel better this way, challenge myself not to freak out when changes occur. Not so easy though, I had a panick attack and couldn’t feel my arms a couple of days ago but I’m ok now…..typical moi!
Enjoy your weekend, we’re going to the beach tomorrow to cool down. xoxoxox
Good morning :) First day of summer school for Aiden today, leaving me free to do some work. A cup of americano (regular, but looks like a bucket, what about the actual grande?) by my side and a well repeated Alicia Keys song (she's on fire apparantly) Yeah, I'm spending my free hours at McCafe in the AC.
Yesterday we saw 'The Internship' at the cinema. That was one long Google commercial. Not a good one either. Unless you like the very very typical American cliché style. Stereotypes falling from the sky as if they completaly ran out of new ideas. Pretty strange for a new-thinking company like Google. But anyway, we had candy so it was fine :)
Boo is running around somewhere here now, with a bunch of other nervous kids on the first day :)
Last night we had dinner at MedAsia Playa, the lido version near Qui-Si-Sana in Sliema. When we arrived the waitress asked if we came for the fashion show which was meant to take place by the pool later on. We said no and were seated further in.
Thing is, we could still see them practising and thank God we didn't go for the sake of fashion!
The models, I'm sorry for being bitchy, looked like random people they'd asked 5 mins earlier. None was particularly slim, tall or had good skin. I just feel like, if I go to see a show of some kind, I want to feel like the ones on stage are really good and inspiring, not the way it was yesterday. I couldn't tell the models from the guests.
There are slim, good-looking women in Malta, both maltese and foreigners. Actually, most of the female dinner-guests looked better. That's weird right?
I have the right to an opinion about this, just like everyone has an opinion, negative or positive, about other art-related things going on, like a band playing at a concert or a painting in an art gallery.
Anyway, the food was good and the view is amazing, perfect place for a summer eve dinner :)