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Something Gozitan

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

114. Firewalking in Gozo

Earlier this week I went to a Fire-walking Malta event because I was intrigued – although also horrified – by the idea of walking on hot coals. It seemed a great challenge and I was interested to push myself and... Continue Reading →

113. Whereabouts and where to go

Just a few steps away from St George’s Square in Victoria, you’ll find the il-Haġar /Heart of Gozo Museum. It’s a smart modern space in a traditional building combining glass, silver and old stone with pleasing panache and it’s the... Continue Reading →

112. The farm and the garden

One of the pleasures of living on a little street at the edge of a village, shoulder to shoulder with traditional farmers – quite aside from them being lovely friendly fellows - is the fresh fruit and vegetables that make... Continue Reading →

111. A Gozitan Miracle

From our flat I regularly walk over the valley to the stunning church of Ta’ Pinu before heading up Ta’ Għammar, looping around the parvis to look at the stunning mosaics. A few days ago, in their midst, a new... Continue Reading →

110. Fantastic Ground on the walls

Five years ago, when we still newbies in Gozo, the first art exhibition on the island that I reviewed was a series of work by Vince Caruna at Art..e Gallery. This year, hot from Oxfordshire Artweeks (which incidentally just won... Continue Reading →

109. A maiden voyage of sorts

This blog, and our Gozo adventure, all began with a boat. Or rather the ambition to have a boat. Back in 2015, The Significant Other gathered together some plans, wood and power tools and got started building a boat (see... Continue Reading →

108. Mosaics, at home and away

I love Gozo and I love mosaics and it’s great, therefore, that Gozo has a bit of a thing for mosaics, particularly in Ghajnsielem where primary colours abound and at Ta’ Pinu where I wander via the giant biblical panoramas... Continue Reading →

107. Victoria Central: from sensual to gunpowder in film and flavour

I have a new favourite spot for coffee and cake – or an early evening glass of wine. Open since last summer in it-Tokk square, at the heart of Victoria, and just a stone’s roll down the hill from the... Continue Reading →

106. Through the keyhole: a razzat with a view

Down a short wide alley off the main street in San Lawrenz, there’s a giant iron lamp beneath which an old wooden door hides a courtyard flooded with light and – in a country known for the extraordinary quality of... Continue Reading →

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