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My husband and I signed up for tango classes. Please, don’t laugh. No, we’re not in our ’80s yet and neither is this the ’30s, but I thought (me, who else), why not try and learn Argentinian tango! Now that we’ve mastered all the other tango since we got married, I thought it’s time for … Continue reading

hiding place

Anywhere, we’ll hide just about anywhere to get that little peace and quiet from kids flurry, household madness, mess, noise, spinning – my head is spinning just describing it. Back to happy place: best hiding place. The best hiding place of all? The bathroom! Long live the person who invented the modern bathroom. No wonder … Continue reading


Whatever happened to the good old beach going with nothing in my bag but a towel and a pack of cards or backgammon (iPad/Kindle if it was available then, for sure)? I took my kids to the beach today – been braving to do that on my own lately. What else could you do while … Continue reading


I love Sundays. The things a person can do on Sundays. Unless he’s a surgeon on call, or, a prisoner, I guess, his choice is limited. One can do gardening, for instance. Breathe the fresh morning air. Listen to the neighbours snore (it’s Sunday, after all). Wait for the sun to rise above the surrounding … Continue reading


I was thinking the other day, what if women, not men, turned naturally bald when they got older? It’s a common appearance among men to lose their hair, some even in their early 20s. But what if that wasn’t the case and men usually never turned bald? But women did? And I don’t mean Sinead … Continue reading


Why can’t we just dress up with clothes we are most curious about? With no inhibition. With no pressure from what others might think about us. With no advice from the fashion experts. With no risk of going to jail. And by suggesting that, I mean, choose from any century and any style. I recently … Continue reading

beaver me

Malta has left so little of its green, “thanks” to their booming property development. I mean, just on our street there are three new blocks of flats. One has been trying to sell its apartments for the past three years (since we moved in the neighbourhood). Another one is half full (or pessimistically – half … Continue reading

Anga’s ┼ákoda

Of all university lives I’ve had, I think the best one was in my home country. Still disorientated from the dramatic transfer from high school – where everyone pushes you to study – to university school – where no one cares about whether you’ll study and what will become of you. With no clue why … Continue reading


Rhetorical question: why do churches have the best property locations (and views)? Wherever I’ve been, from St. Patrick’s Cathedral on 5th avenue in New York city to the Basilica church of Heliopolis and St. Mark’s church in Cairo, to the 359 Catholic churches in Malta (not that I’ve visited them all but after the first … Continue reading

pizza and pas de deux

What’s a worse combination than having a takeout food with your husband and watch a program about the great Balanchine, at the same time (considering that your husband isn’t a ballet performer but a rugby player)? I literally tortured my husband one night. Unintentionally. We were having takeout pizza – how bad are we – … Continue reading