Something Gozitan

Take a ride to the golden glow of Gozo in random nuggets.

38. Keeping an eye on Gozo

Tucked away on the side of St George’s Basilica in Gozo’s Victoria I have just discovered a museum I must have walked past a hundred times before and never noticed and I feel apologetic that I haven’t been shouting about... Continue Reading →


37. Allura: judging The Trail

I have recently had the honour of being invited onto the selection panel for the new Maltese pop-up open studios event, Allura's The Trail, and it was an absolute pleasure to offer my support, to see a showcase of work... Continue Reading →

36. Gozo’s Goddess

I had lunch this week with the wonderful Dr Janina Ramirez, Course Director for History of Art at Oxford University and TV presenter for the BBC, whom I have known for a number of years now. She bursts with exuberant... Continue Reading →

35. Love in the Time of the Inquisition

A novel by Lou Drofenik (2017; Horizons) This modern novel is set in contemporary Malta where Maggie, an Australian woman with Maltese roots, finds herself in Lija unexpectedly and occupies herself piecing together a story from the past from a... Continue Reading →

34. Gozo’s pomskizillious Citadel

A couple of weeks ago we caught up with some good friends over a Cisk in Xerri’s*, watching the evening roll in over the sea to Comino, the twinkling lights of Malta beyond. One of these friends grew up on... Continue Reading →

33. Open Water Certification

The Mediterranean island of Gozo crams a huge amount of geological interest into its pocket-sized landmass from the smooth space-age rock formation on Marsalforn's western side, best viewed across ix-Xwejni bay and the age-old salt pans on the coast road,... Continue Reading →

32. Reflecting upon Science in the Citadel

Last weekend The Significant Other and I went to the ‘Science in the Citadel’ event in Gozo’s Victoria. In this stunning setting, both inside and alongside the honeyed-gold medieval bastions which went some way to keeping a challenging breeze at... Continue Reading →

31. The beard and the blanket

However unlikely it may seem given the average temperature in the Maltese archipelago, I'm making a woollen blanket for Gozo. I found myself accidentally committed to a creative burst  earlier this year (with real materials rather than whimsical wordery) and... Continue Reading →

30. The Magical Night Bus

I've written already about many facets of Gozo from green slopes to honey-gold buildings and blue seas that glint like sharp-cut gemstones whipped white by the breeze beneath bold sunshine. I realised this morning, however, that in my posts so... Continue Reading →

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