…but I simply can’t not write this blog post.
For once, this year’s Eurovision had a number of strong entries. And by this, I mean musically sound songs, lyrics that made sense, performances that had class. It wasn’t just a mix of the usual trite, stale, pop ballads, though there were those too.
The winning entry was certainly not one of those, with its unusual musical arrangement and its very strong political message.
Was it the best entry? Continue reading
So tonight I ended up watching the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC). I pretty much surprised myself because I really am not a fan of this happening. But I guess it was too easy to pass on as I caught it streaming on YouTube.
I did ask myself what I was going to take home from it, though, and this is what I came up with: Continue reading
So believe it or not, over the past few days there has actually been something else on my mind other than the operation. Because in my life, things seem to happen all at once. Yesterday wasn’t only the day I got sent home from hospital, it was also the day of Church School ballots which, if you’re Maltese you know all about, if not, you’re probably like – “Come again?” Continue reading
It’s happened again – a massive boat tragedy, on the one-year anniversary of the terrible drowning of 800 immigrants. Today, it seems another 400 lives have been lost. Continue reading
Verdict is out – chest infection means that my planned surgery has been postponed for the second time as I’m sent home on antibiotics to recuperate for two full weeks. Then it will be another trip in to hospital to see if we can go ahead. This is really turning into a waiting game. Continue reading
OK so I’ve been sent home from hospital for another few days… time to blog about something else for the time being… Continue reading
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Today my thoughts found themselves focused on women, on what it means to be a woman, on how women live, on the challenges we face which can be the same or different to those faced by men. And on how every little step we (both men and women) make and take can be a move toward a better world. Continue reading
I’m sitting here, in utter and total disbelief,
hoping against hope that I will be able to archive this post before publishing it.
It pains me beyond belief to learn that the majority of my countryfolk, those who bothered to vote that is, have chosen to defend an outdated
right practice that goes against the principles of conservation and sustainability in a world which is moving steadily to the brink. Continue reading
Do you believe in coincidences? I don’t know if I do or don’t, but if I did, today was a day full of them! So much so, it got me thinking that I really had to write this post about something which is so important to me that it’s actually surprising I didn’t write about it earlier… Continue reading
I’ve only just learnt about this extraordinary human being that was Dietrich Bonhoeffer, today being the 70th anniversary of his execution. This quote seemed particularly apt today.