An English fry up and then a walk round the area

Trip Start Jun 11, 2008
Trip End May 14, 2009

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Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Birthday to rockymoutn!

Had a nice big English fry up this morning which pleased Claire no end as she is a vegetarian! After stinking the apartment out with the smell of freshly charred animal flesh, Claire, Lorna and myself took a walk to San Anton Gardens. (The other Simon had to go in to work today).

These gardens are very nice and well kept and are quite rare for Malta to be fair. They were actually setting up for some sort of weekend show and had loads of chickens in cages on display. Not only did this seem kind of cruel, they were left out in the baking sun as well! (The roast chicken jokes didn't go down to well I'm afraid)!

The gardens are also home to the Presidential Palace and this has recently opened its doors to the public. The flags were indicating that the Maltese PM was in residence, but we were still allowed in the grounds.....well, we think we were! We just walked in anyway and did get some very suspicious looks from some of the armed guards! Mind you, with the way us vagabonds looked, we would have got suspicious looks in Mansfield for that matter!

After creating our own security risk, we headed back to the apartment to relax on the terrace. We don't really have any plans to do anything whilst we are here in Malta. This is my 6th visit to the country and I have done ALL the sightseeing that is possible here. It's a lovely country though and I would come back anytime. It does help having a sister and brother-in-law here to put you up, but it's still worth the visit anyway.
I am not sure if we will get invited again after they have fumigated the place following my farts and used socks aroma hitting their nasal passages!! But, we will see.

We will go to Valetta tomorrow, as that is a beautiful city, and then maybe one of the beaches after the weekend, but that's about the limits of our exercise for this week!
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