HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
First things first… I wish all you mums out there a happy, sunny Mother’s Day! I hope you get to enjoy some serious pampering, because you deserve it!
Sorry, folks, I’m chickening out again. This week’s photohunt theme is In Memory. My very first thought was, quite naturally, of my mother, who hasn’t celebrated a Mother’s Day in 23 years. Time is racing so bloody fast! I decided against participating. Not because I don’t want to show her to you, but because I don’t feel like making her the subject of a photohunt. Another reason is that I have no time for visiting other photohunters. It makes me feel sort of bad, even though I know it shouldn’t. What can I say, that’s the way I tick…
HERE COMES THE SUN!
OMG, I can hardly believe it but it seems winter is really and truly behind us at last! A bright blue sky tickled me to rush out and buy all the stuff necessary for the first BBQ of 2009. Obviously I’ll still sit there with 3 sweaters and a jacket – but boy, am I looking forward to tonight! Actually, it takes me a little by surprise just how much I miss dining outdoors. I mean, I really like winter, clouds and rain… but I guess that’s just the same as with your favourite dish; if you gotta eat it every day for 3 months, it will be your favourite no longer!
As yo might have glanced from the update to my last post, the saga continues: With timing that’s nothing short of perfect – at the end of the day that was the deadline for foreigners to appeal against being struck off the electoral register – it was revealed that it was, in fact, unlawful for the Electoral Commission to throw us out in the first place. Hahaha. Did I just hear you mutter, “Mickey Mouse country”?
I’m not habitually using my blog to advertise my employers, but this one is too cool not to mention it: Kempinski is just about to open a hotel, the Bilila Lodge Kempinski, in the heart of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. I know… I’m as unlikely to holiday there one day as most of you probably are. Even with our fabulous staff rate, the airfaire is a little too steep for me. But as you know, I’m a dreamer, and there is this travel blog which Kempinski has set up, which will probably end up whetting my appetit for more… Of course that’s what it is meant to do, I’m not stupid. But I can’t help it: I just love this idea!
(“Which idea?” you’re asking, “that of going to Tanzania or the setting up of that blog?” Well… um… both! )
URLAUB UND LEBEN IN MALTA
And while I am at dishing out links… A few days ago, Tina commented on my blog, and nosy person that I am, I checked out the link to her blog, Malta Aktuell. Writing in German, Tina gives a lot of useful information about anything to do with Malta. It makes very interesting reading – and will come in very handy for all the German-speaking surfers, who land on my blog and don’t quite find what they were looking for!
GRIŻU (WHO JUST MIGHT TURN OUT TO BE GRIŻA!)
Griż is Maltese and means “grey”. The ending of -u refers to a male, -a to a female. As I mentioned a while ago, we have a new resident in our garden, who I call Griżu because the face looks male to me LOL! So far he hasn’t let me look whether he should actually be named Griża, so I’ll have to keep my mind open for now. He’s slowly starting to lose his fear of us, and miraculously has no major fights with Felix (a female!!), who usually is very fiercely protective of her territory.
Someone must have thrown to poor thing out and left him to fend for himself; the marks around his neck indicate that he’s worn a collar for a long, long time. I really hate these people who have it in them to not give a damn about what is going to happen to their pet. Griżu is hardly more than skin and bones, which looks kind of odd on the furry little thing. But once he’s putting on some weight (he will!), he’ll be a really handsome fellow!
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