Poetry on the Rocks.
Trip Start Sep 15, 2007
29Trip End Oct 17, 2007
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Just before leaving Sydney I attended a book launch for a very good friend of mine, Nick Powell
I was extremely happy to purchase one of his books that day and also to get it signed. I remember packing the book but had not opened it since arriving in Malta. Today for some reason Nick's book of poetry popped into my head so I put it in my carry bag and took it with me to the water front. Malta is one place where I would have the time to read and appreciate his poems, as well as give them the attention they require for me to decipher some of the stories! I had a great time reading Nick's poetry on the rocky bank of the Mediterranean, especially the one that made reference to Repton back home.
I also purchased 2 books whilst in Valletta this morning, one for learning the Maltese language and the second a Maltese - English (and vice verse) dictionary
Olga met me at the beach today so spending the afternoon with her was really nice. She taught me a few Russian words but with all the language learning going on in my head I am not sure how much I took in!
Spent the evening having a Maltese pizza in a café near my hotel before I settled in for a premier league football match between Tottenham and Aston Villa. I had one more full day in Sliema before I set off for Sicily, I was certainly going to savour tomorrow.