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With My Family

My Wedding Gets Blessed – At Sea!

On  a cruise last month with my family, my wife and I took the opportunity to have our recent wedding “blessed” by the ship’s Captain – on the bridge.

Here’s some of the photo’s.

Great fun and highly recommended!

Happy Alun and Lisa

Happy Alun and Lisa

With My Family and the Captain

With My Family and the Captain

Lisa And Alun

Lisa And Alun

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A Summer Evening At Mdina, Malta – The Silent City

Mdina, Malta. The Silent City.

Mdina, Malta. The Silent City.

My brother in law and I inspecting the architecture - he's a supervising engineer, working currently to build a new oil facility in Iraq.

My brother in law and I inspecting the architecture – he’s a supervising engineer, working currently to build a new oil facility in Iraq.

This is Mdina, in the middle of Malta.

Known as the Silent City, as few cars and other vehicles are allowed.

"Mdina montage" by Xwejnusgozo (montage)Ies, Jean-Christophe BENOIST, Mboesch and Tony Hisgett (original photos) - Cropped from File:Malta - Mdina (Triq San Oswald) 02 ies.jpg, File:Malta - Mdina - Pjazza San Pawl + St. Paul's Cathedral ex 01 ies.jpg, File:Malta-Mdina-Gate.jpg, File:Mdina-palazzo-santa-sofia.JPG and File:Natural History Museum Mdina (6810109710).jpg. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mdina_montage.jpg#/media/File:Mdina_montage.jpg

“Mdina montage” by Xwejnusgozo (montage)Ies, Jean-Christophe BENOIST, Mboesch and Tony Hisgett (original photos) – Cropped from File:Malta – Mdina (Triq San Oswald) 02 ies.jpg, File:Malta – Mdina – Pjazza San Pawl + St. Paul’s Cathedral ex 01 ies.jpg, File:Malta-Mdina-Gate.jpg, File:Mdina-palazzo-santa-sofia.JPG and File:Natural History Museum Mdina (6810109710).jpg. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mdina_montage.jpg#/media/File:Mdina_montage.jpg

In the first season of HBO‘s Game of Thrones, Mdina was the filming location for the series’ fictional capital city of King’s Landing.

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I found a new favourite restaurant here, which will be added to my online reviews shortly!

"Aerial view Mdina, Malta" by R Muscat - Mdina. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Aerial_view_Mdina,_Malta.jpg#/media/File:Aerial_view_Mdina,_Malta.jpg

“Aerial view Mdina, Malta” by R Muscat – Mdina. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Aerial_view_Mdina,_Malta.jpg#/media/File:Aerial_view_Mdina,_Malta.jpg

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My Favourite Local Restaurant

Lunch at the Azure Window, Gozo

Lunch at the Azure Window, Gozo

My favourite local restaurant, where the whole family eats each Tuesday.

See here for my worldwide hotel, airport lounges and restaurant reviews.

I’m the world’s fussiest eater, so if I recommend a restaurant, you can safely go and be assured of top quality food and service!

Actually, I’m pretty fussy on hotels and airport lounges, too, so do take notice of those I recommend!

 

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Finally Moved!

We finally moved into our permanent home today, after over 4 months of builders, designers, electricians and goodness knows who else!

The carefully chosen kitchen lights were suddenly not available, so we’ve had some temporary ones installed and will look elsewhere.

We’re awaiting a few minor things, like a kitchen bin (!), but Onkyo have given the cinema sound system, all 21kgs of it, to the couriers today, so it will arrive on Wednesday.

In the meantime mum and Lisa took a 7pm swim to relax after a day of putting things in kitchen cupboards!

(For those who don’t know, we now live in a brand new home, in a private estate built around an old British Fort on a tiny island in the Mediterranean Sea  – the houses are designed to look like the old Fort buildings, which are being beautifully restored. Despite living very rurally, we also have 200mb internet, which will increase to 500mb this month, some of the fastest internet in the world. Low taxes completed the “where shall we live” equation! Lisa’s mum and Grannie live next door, too!).

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Around The Pool With My Family

My family by the smaller pool at home today.

Grannie’s in the shade in the middle and that’s my foot.

My right one.

Around the pool

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