Tuesday, 13 March 2018

When you get the chance to meet !!

The  brilliant opportunity arose for me to meet up with
long time blogger friend/facebook
Paulita and her husband Earl.
The short story is that they have sold up in the USA ,
moving to France and they were in England for
two weeks and not far from London.

Paulita's blog is

An Accidental blog.

Please do pop over and read all about her move and much more.

A quick hop on the train for both of us.
We just had to meet up!!
We met in London at Victoria Railway Station
inside Starbucks . Gave hugs and set off..

Quite amazing really as we only knew each other from our blogs.

We didn't stop chatting :-)

So wonderful that we hit it off , straight away , like we have met before.

Here we both are at the
this is on our return to Victoria, having walked
miles , I think Paulita said 7 miles.

The code for the above map is :-
RED is where we started and ended our day , PURPLE  is where we walked to
and visited and YELLOW is where we had a delicious lunch and shared Vino ♥
I will share some more photos on my next post.
Just want to say


Saturday, 24 February 2018

Tarvit Ponds CUPAR Fife.

 On 2nd January 2018 , I took the whole
week off and did a trip to Scotland to spend
time with eldest grandson. We always go walking , whether it
a beach , woods or even the city.
My eldest grandson took me for a walk around
in Cupar. Something you would not expect to find ..
AND we nearly didn't have it to look at because FIFE
Council wanted to BUILD houses on it...
What a devastation that would of been,  not only the Wildlife
but for the people/children of Cupar. Luckily it was saved.
I think this would be a great place to visit in the Spring .
Tarvit ponds is an interesting greenspace. It’s character is defined by the relics and remnants of the designed landscape that was built around the Old Tarvit House (demolished 1963).
The ‘hidden’ garden comprises of ponds, stream, bridges, an old ice house, old yew trees and the (3.5m high approx) old garden wall which forms the northern boundary of the site. A network of paths lead around the old gardens and links to nearby housing and paths out to surrounding countryside. The part of the greenspace closest to the road and houses comprises of mown grass with play area and mini/kickabout pitch.
There is excellent signage/interpretation and the space is actively managed for wildlife with bird boxes and decks next to ponds to allow easy access to watch waterfowl.
Home to MANY birds ..

Spring has come a bit early...

Fabulous  Insect/Bug Home ..
Diane - Do you remember the Insect house we saw in

And another HUGE one
I remember the first time I saw a Bug home,
it was in France with my friends Diane and Nigel..

I tried to find more information , just to find out what "Tarvit" actually is , cannot find anything. I was thinking that Tarvit was a village !!
There did used to be a house too.

Fabulous walk ...

Big thanks to my tour guide Aidan ♥♥♥

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Few Hours at the Beach in Winter ..Fife , Scotland

In January I went to  
Cupar in Fife  
to see my
eldest grandson Aidan (14)
We had a great time together ,
mostly at the beach. 
This day we went to
(click on link above to read about this town)
Nothing beats a good walk on a beach and SEA GLASS
hunting.  We did really well this day.
Aidan on the beach..
I just noticed the changes in the sky ♥

Aidan's mum and little sister. 

Changing colours and clouds..

And finally the
Clare had to stop the car , I had to get out and take this.

Hope you enjoyed this post . Not many words -

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Happy Blogiverary to me ...

My blog is

this week !!
What did Blogging do for you?
It gave me super friends..
and lots of support
Some I have met , some I have spoken to but not met,
some  are friends of friends .. Some I have chatted
with on Skype
but not met as we live far way from each other.
 Some we message all the time ♥

Some became friends through Facebook
and then I have met them .
Hopefully I will meet a few more this year :-)

I have been to places I maybe wouldn't of gone to visit.

It has been about Photography too.

I know I haven't been very active on blogging
but still not given it up for  good.

And I know that quite a few of you are still blogging
as you are still in my Blog rolls ♥

Thursday, 30 November 2017

First full day in Malta started here ..

Qrendi , where my cousins live..
And I absolutely love it..

FULL of Character and little lanes ..lots to see.

Just what I wanted to see, feels so DIFFERENT TO

It has little shops too , Buses to Valetta and other places.
Qrendi is a small village in the Southern Region of Malta, with a population of 2752 people as of March 2014. It is located close to Mqabba and Żurrieq. Within its boundaries are two well-known Neolithic temples called Mnajdra and Ħaġar Qim

My cousin dropped me here at St Matthew's Chapel, I 
then looked around and slow walk back to their house ( so more photos to come) 

This little place is worth a visit.  

The church of St Matthew ..

The church of St Matthew dates its origins to 1674. It is important not to confuse this church with the medieval and smaller chapel of St Matthew located just on the right hand side of the church. The larger church was finished by 1682. The church was blessed by the parish priest of Qrendi Dumink Formosa on September 12, 1683.

On April 12, 1942 the church suffered extensive damage to the point of nearly collapsing as a result of a direct hit by Nazi bombs during World War II, it being so close to the nearby military airfield. The church was repaired by architect S. Privitera. A new facade was built and two small belfries were built instead of the central belfry

Always looking for an interesting photo :-)
Also just look how clean it all is.. ( Amazing) 

This is just 3 of them.
One very interesting fact is that THEY DO NOT SELL THEM



"Il-Maqluba" located at Qrendi in Malta means "the upside down" or "upturned". It is a doline or sinkhole which have formed after a natural cave have collapsed. It have formed a hole with a depth of 15m and a perimeter of 300m.

The cave at "Il-Maqluba" is beleived to have collapsed in 1343 after Malta have experienced one of its most severe winter storms ever, possibly accompanied by an earthquake. This is a natural depression formed by the collapse of the underlying limestone strata, known as a doline in geological language. It is now a sinkhole, collecting rainwater from a three mile radius. This water is much needed to cater the needs of its thick vegetation whilst allowing its access supply to penetrate the rock formation helping to maintain underground water supplies.

This was as close as I could get .. !!!!
More photos to come of Qrendi.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

This time in Rabat....Malta

Everyday I took myself off
somewhere new on the bus .
This day I caught the bus to Rabat,
little bit of confusion as where to catch the
bus in Qrendi but sorted it out and ended up going
to Zurrieq first , no problem.

The bus took us around the coastal line to
Dingli  and then Rabat. Loved using the buses.

Rabat (Maltese: Ir-Rabat, [ɪrˈrɐbɐt]) is a town in the Northern Region of Malta, with a population of 11,497 as of March 2014. The name of the town is derived from the Arabic word for 'suburb': الرباط, as it was the suburb of the old capital Mdina.

I just walked and took photos ♥

I came across a lovely little chapel (see photos below)  , which
sadly has fallen in to sad times and they are
trying to raise money for the Renovations.
An elderly gentleman and his young grandson (about age 11)
were telling  me all about it .  The boy was so great
and knowledgeable, I see a Tour guide and more in the making.
This is the
Santa Maria Ta' Doni
I wish I could find out more ..

Really does need help with funds for Renovation ..

Love this little Shoemakers ♥


See the wall plague at the end ♥

Around every corner there is something to see


I had no idea who this was but a very interesting story (glad I did now)
The Bust Below is of ...
Michael Spiteri, known as Kilin, left a literary heritage that will now be enjoyed by the Maltese people. Kilin’s seven children have worked tirelessly so that their father will be given the honour he deserves.
Kilin, who died eight years ago at the age of 91, will now be remembered with a bust inaugurated at the entrance of the Rabat primary school where he received his initial formal education. The bust is the work of sculptor Joseph Scerri from Rabat. Michael Spiteri will be best remembered for his fine writings, mostly in articles in newspapers and the many literary works he published, such as his best known ‘Fuq l-Ghajn ta’ San Bastjan’ in which he recounts his childhood memories in Rabat. Kilin also published a considerable amount of books including novels, poetry and about his favourite subject – environment.
Kilin’s commemoration took place on the initiative of his children and the assistance of Minister Evarist Bartolo and author Trevor Zahra.
 (All information above was taken from the Web)

I decided to go to the Catacombs as I was here,
pretty eerie walking around by yourself but I did it!!!

Rabat is home to the famous Catacombs of St. Paul and of St. Agatha. These catacombs were used in Roman times to bury the dead as, according to Roman culture, it was unhygienic to bury the dead in the city Mdina and parts of Rabat were built on top of an ancient Roman city. The Maltese Catacombs were never meant to be hiding places during persecutions or as living quarters.

They were filming down in the Catacombs , for a tv
programme , the presenter was the otherside of the camera.

This is just a short tour of Rabat , I hope you enjoyed it.