1001 Reasons to Count Your Blessings

As days smoothly morph into weeks and weeks into months, we have the tendency to succumb to a routine which sees both the little and the big taken for granted. Just as a network engineer is only regarded when ‘The page cannot be displayed’ pops up instead of Google (Rich can vouch for this), so…

Beyond the ‘I Do’

Monday mornings and I are rarely ever on the same page. As I slobber through getting dressed (possibly mismatched), and having a quick breakfast, I resort to my Facebook Newsfeed to regain a connection with the world of consciousness (I know, not very positive). From the very first days of good weather, my newsfeed has…

Gawhra

Gawhra This post is for you. I had two options: either wake up early or write into the night. As I am the perfect image of a morning person, I chose the latter. It’s past midnight and officially your birthday. The last one as a bachelor; the last before the ‘big’ 30! I remember our…

A non-alcoholic cheer on a Monday

Caught in the throes of Monday blues in imperialistic proportions and a ten-day work backlog which left me without so much as an A4 space on my desk, I turned to the familiar to help me cope. As a retired snail would probably beat our network connection speed, Jango was not an option and so…

Our Light Above

This post is dedicated to a person I never met but whose voice I know so well. Fate did not allow us the privilege of meeting. Nonetheless, your presence is constantly felt. In your lifetime, you achieved what I aim for: that of leaving a mark on this world. Your music is testimony to your…

Welcoming the Nine

It takes nine months to create a new little human being; there’s also nine months left until Rich and I tie the knot. Just as the first nine months lead to a new beginning, so does the latter. So many things can change in this span of time. In the comfort of where we are…

To a Year

Every year is characterized by events; however big or small, they shape our core, our very being. At the end of each year, it is not the time that is remembered, but the memory, the memory of something that happened. 2013 was supposed to be the year in-between the three. The mind on New Years…

The recipe for a stress-free wedding

Planning a wedding is no easy feat. More so when it’s a Gozitan one and when between the two of you, there are 32 uncles and aunties to entertain (I swear we are somehow related to half of Gozo). This baby boom generation did not keep back from generating many more offspring, with the average…

Heart

To cushion the realisation that not all homo sapiens have one, I’ve downed a packet of Twistees and one Belgian chocolate. It would be totally acceptable were I not following a gluten and lactose free diet. With heart go also compassion and understanding. Apparently the basic human package does not come with these attributes. I…

Xemx in Ivory

I said ‘Yes’, to the Dress! My one-and-a-half-day cram-everything-trip to Malta was successful, and I cannot be happier! The last few weeks before our summer trip home were spent in a mental simulation on how to realistically book all the appointments we had in as few days as possible. The result was three different wedding…