With both of us being self-employed we have one week’s holiday a year and as you can imagine by the time we get to that precious week we are exhausted. This is my excuse for the fact that today we didn’t do much. It took a while to get going and even then we only made it to the shop for more provisions having decided to eat in as even going out for dinner felt like too much effort.
We did take a trip down to Hondoq Bay which as well as being one of our favourites it’s also very close to where we are staying. However, although it’s warm the sky is cloudy and the winds high. When we got down there the waves were crashing up against the rocks and although I love to snorkel here I didn’t want to be joining them so had to give that a miss.
We tend to go and sit on the rocks further along the bay rather than on the beach and from there we can look across to Comino, and the Blue Lagoon.
As is the way of lovely things the Blue Lagoon on Comino has become very popular with the tourists and therefore commercialised. Apparently the prices are exorbitant. I wouldn’t know, I haven’t been there. I found this short video from one of its only four remaining permanent residents in which Salvu Ta’ Kemmuna speaks nostalgically of a time when he and his family could swim there totally alone. This was filmed a year ago. Sadly The Times of Malta reported in May this year that Maria Said, aged 90, had died, making the total population of Comino only three.
I spent much of the afternoon in the pool, alternating that with sunbathing and reading. Happy days!
I’m sitting writing these notes at about seven in the evening. The sun is now out, I’m on the balcony with a glass of wine and contemplating steak and salad for dinner – yum!
I read two books today – bliss – one a short story collection, And I Don’t Even Have An Uncle In Australia by Noel K Fletcher, and a wonderful murder mystery by Noelle Granger, Death in a Red Canvas Chair. You can read my reviews by clicking on the titles 🙂
Holidays since becoming an independent author are not the same as they once were and mine now wouldn’t be complete without a few challenges. So I decided to set myself some stuff to do, what with the new book on the horizon and all that. Here goes.
List of goals for the week:
Blurb and back matter to write – totally my most important task!
No. of books to read – 12 (okay so I am being ridiculously ambitious here but these are what I have on my seriously-I-have-to-get-to-these-right-now list!)
No. of book reviews to write – 12 (hahaha! Although it does stand to reason)
No of blog posts to write up for lead up to publishing – 14 (based on the list of ideas I’ve had, though not all may make the final cut!)
Keep a diary each day so I can do a series of posts on my return.
Interviews to plan questions for – 5
Clearing emails out of Inbox – no. at start of holiday – 4967!
Thanks for reading
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