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Places of Interest: Dingli

Radar Station (0610)

Hi everyone. Today’s post is not a foodie one. A number of my readers asked me to post some photos of my favourite places to visit in Malta. I don’t have much of a selection unfortunately. I do have another set that I will also post very soon.

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London, until we meet again

London Eye (9443)

I’m flying back to Malta this afternoon. You might be reading this while I am on my way to the airport. One thing’s for sure: I will be sad to leave. J and I lived in Surrey for these past seven years, but London was, is and always will be one of my favourite places to visit. J doesn’t totally get it I think; London is expensive, dirty, and brimming with people. I love the brimming-with-people part. Surrey is beautiful and J thrived there, especially while taking walks in the countryside. One one hand I loved it too, while on the other hand many times it just got too quiet. Thank goodness for Guildford town centre. Now that’s lovely, and it’s another place I will greatly miss.

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Double-Crusted Apple Pie

Apple Pie (9058)

I think there is nothing more humble, homely and comforting than a pie. There’s also an honesty about it or so I feel. Perhaps it’s because I tend to make shortcrust with my hands, which get very messy, sometimes a little bit too much! There’s always a sense of accomplishment when it’s done, although that still isn’t reason enough for me to make it more often! Joking apart, if you tend to have warm hands like I do, making it manually isn’t the best thing either. There’s always the option of using a food processor, but that also means more things to clean up. So for me, that’s a no-no. Yes, I’m lazy that way.

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Poached Eggs and Asparagus

Poached Eggs on Ciabatta and Asparagus (7013)

I have been waiting for quite a while to post this. A year – simply because asparagus are now in season. I have to honestly say that sometimes I’m not very good with the seasonality of ingredients, mainly because I have not been to a market for ages. Not good I know but life and travel get in the way of practicality. Nowadays travel for me means going back and forth to Malta, the land of sunshine, fresh produce, bread, lemons and the best almond sweets. There’s no need to tell you how much I eat and when I come back home I know that I’d have to shift some of the weight. Back to life, back to reality.

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Well-loved Books

Books (9117)

When I find myself biting my nails thinking about what to do next, I grab my camera and take some random pics. Of anything. But lately I must say I’m back in love with my cookbooks. Not that this kind of love ever diminishes that much, but some books are better cared for than others.

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A simple breakfast: Crumpets with Yoghurt and Blueberries

Toasted Crumpets with Rhubarb Yoghurt and Blueberries (9071)

I cannot tell you how easy this is to make. I will not even call it a recipe, because frankly it’s not. One morning I needed some cheering up. It was raining of course and I, like everyone else on this little island, was having a bad day. The rain would not stop. The town centre was completely flooded. After a while I stopped reading the papers; I just couldn’t take any more bad news. Thankfully, fingers crossed, the rain has now stopped and Spring is almost here. You can imagine the joy!

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Another visit to Chartwell.

Pink (8487)

I have already posted one set of photos taken at Chartwell last year. These are the second set taken on our second visit, right before the holidays. Going to that delightful place on that sunny morning was not really planned. J and I decided to go for a walk around the area, which is very very pretty. But apart from having to walk through a particularly muddy stretch of road (something I don’t like at all), my back just caved in. Knowing there was another couple of miles to go, I decided to stop at Chartwell to rest. We had our lunch there and J went on. This is what was right in front of us while munching away…

Woodland (8472)

I had my camera with me so he knew I would enjoy the rest of the afternoon anyway, and I cherish some alone time once in a while. The place reminded me a little of Rivendell…

Columns (8503)

Patio (8501)

Entrance (8511)

Bench and Fairy Lights (8537)

Lantern (8516)

These are just some practice shots. I am not quite into these sort of landscape-y type photos, but sometimes it’s nice to be able to stretch myself a little bit. And the place is beautiful anyway, and taking no pics would have been such a waste. They are not food-related but I do hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Happy Saturday!

Rob x