I've made sure to make a list of all of the things that remain for me to see and do like:
-visiting the beaches
-going on a wine tour (hey this is actually a must because the wine here is really good and tours average only about 15€)
-Blue Grotto Boat Ride
-Sail to Comino island
These are just to name a few. The unfortunate thing is that I have to wait until the weather gets a bit warmer to do most of these things so until then, I decided to do the next best thing to occupy some down time....volunteer. I realized I wanted to be able to find something else to be involved with and when I first arrived here I found a pamphlet on the North Malta Girl Guides. Since I took my time settling in and traveling a bit, I waited until January to start working with them. They are part of the same organization as Girl/Boy Scouts. I volunteer at the Sliema chapter, which is the largest on the island and affiliated with the church school they work from. That school is like night and day from the state school where I work. I call it my secret garden because it truly is such a beautiful school and although it is a church school vs. a state school and in a better neighborhood, it doesn't mean they are not faced with the same struggles with students although you would never know given how well the girls speak English.
|My Secret Garden (the buildings to the right and left are classrooms and halls, all outdoor halls, no interiors)|
|Thinking Day Ceremony|
|A collage of my Timpana masterpiece:-)|
Until next time...