Category Archives: My Life

Nail-Polish Mantra

I love nail polish. It is such a shame that we do not know who invented it per se.

This is what the internet told me: Nail polish was invented by the Chinese in about 3000 B.C. It was made from a mixture of Arabic gum, egg whites, gelatin and beeswax. It is unknown who the first person was to invent nail polish, but it was used by the ancient Chinese and ancient Egyptians. Chinese royalty often used gold and silver nail polish.

Well, may I say… thank you Chinese peeps, what a great discovery, which we are still using after all these thousands of years!

This weekend I purchased four more colours to add to my collection… All from Rimmel. I will review the colours in due time:

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What brands do you prefer? I always struggle when it comes to brands. Some brands who I’ve never heard of, have really long lasting colours, others chip immediately. One colour from another of the same brands, sometimes behaves differently too. It’s a mystery I tell you!

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One Month on WordPress

Today marks the first month of blogging for me. It does feel like I have been doing this for longer, however.

These are some of my achievements in the past 1 month:

– Was nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award
– Over 700 unique views, that is different readers reading my blog
– Over 50 likes trophy on my blog posts
– Over 20 subscribers on WordPress. This excludes those who signed up through Facebook or just by email
– And of course, 30 blog posts on various topics to interest as many as possible 🙂

The Majestic Conwy Castle

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When it comes to castles, I have seen quite a few in England and Wales, but Conwy castle has made a huge impact on me. Be it, the fact that it is gritty and dark, and has a very medieval feel to it… Or perhaps because it is the entrance to the historic town of Conwy and of course, the background behind it of Snowdonia.

Look at this image.. you will get what I mean:
Conwy (featuring Castle & walled town) Aerial North Towns & Villages
This is the only photo in this article which is not mine. © Crown copyright (2013) Visit Wales

The castle was constructed under the monarchy of Edward I between 1282 and 1289.

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The wall of this magnificent castle is made up of eight large circular towers and fours smaller towers. The insides of the castle are almost in ruins, but this adds to the grim factor of this castle. There is however enough remains to let you imagine what living in this castle must have been like.

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I have spent hours wandering around in this castle. It is large and fully accessible to the public at a very decent price of £6.75 per person.

At the beach in Winter

Yesterday late afternoon I was in St. Julian’s area. It was not cold, just a mild breeze, so I decided to have a walk near the beach. I sat down and watched the sunset.

I love beaches in Winter.

The beach is in its entirety empty; All yours.
Peaceful.
Clean.

It was just me and the sun.
Then, just me and the moon.

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Good times.

//This beach is know as St. George’s Bay, or Paceville Bay by some. This beach in summer is overcrowded, mostly by tourists… specifically students who come to learn English in Malta as well as young groups of friends and couples.

My Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Possibly the best thing that happened to me today is finding a message on WordPress that I have been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger award. Today marks my fifteenth day as a blogger, so I am pretty thrilled about this. Thank you https://ddmoonsong.wordpress.com for nominating me. I think this motivates to keep working hard on this blog.

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Apparently, the award does come with a set of rules however:
1- Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.
2- Display award on your post.
3- List award rule’s so your nominee’s will know what to do.
4- State 7 thing’s about yourself.
5- Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.
6- Contact your nominees to let them know you have nominated them. Provide a link to your post.
7- Proudly display the award logo ( or buttons ) on your blog, whether in your side bar, ABOUT page or a special page for award’s.

These are the 7 facts about me:
– I have two diploma and a degree majoring in Software development and Databases
– I have traveled to England and back 16 times.
– I have lived in England for a year and a half while working for Bet 365
– My favourite pastimes are traveling, cooking and photography
– My dream job would be to travel the world, photograph landscapes and event, and write about them
– I’ve always wanted to own a wild cat, but since I live in Malta, I settled for a pet savannah and pet bengal. Their names are Mia and Micki
– When I was 6-7 years I won a photography competition, and the prize was a Kodak camera. This was my first camera. Am not sure whether my parents were please about this, as publishing the photos was really expensive, and not digital back then, lol

My nominations go to:
https://incucinaconmirka.wordpress.com
https://darkyblue.wordpress.com
https://urbanwallart.wordpress.com
http://musingbymoonlight.com
http://johnhutch.org
http://thingswemake.co.uk

Please bare with me as I am very new to the blogging world and how things work here. Hopefully if I ever get nominated again, I will be able to include more people! xoxo

Borrinu… aka Snowman

This post is a fun one, and is inspired by one of Malta’s top new words… Borrinu. This was invented this year after some people managed to make snowmen made of hail. Anyhow, the translation to this word is a snowman. I guess a snow-woman would be a Borrina.

Today we will have a look at the translation of Snowman in various languages:

  1. Olaf_from_Disney's_FrozenArabic: رجل الثلج
  2. Czech: Sněhulák
  3. Danish: Snemand
  4. Dutch: Sneeuwpop
  5. English: Snowman
  6. Estonian: Lumememm
  7. French: Bonhomme de neige
  8. German: Schneemann
  9. Latin: Pupulus nivalis
  10. Maltese: Borrinu
  11. Norwegian: Snømann — Very Englishy!
  12. Polish: Bałwan śniegowy
  13. Russian: Снеговик
  14. Spanish: Muñeco de nieve
  15. Turkish: Kardanadam

Happy learning! 🙂

Summer in Cardiff

Cardiff is going to be the first holiday I will be planning for this year. I will be visiting end of June and currently I am trying to decide whether I should book a hotel or self catering accommodation. Usually I tend to choose the latter as I cardifflike my privacy and have a kitchen, if I fancy to cook something myself one of the evenings. However it looks like it’s going to be quite hard to find what I want, as during the same time I am visiting, there’s a motorcross show, and as such some of the best self catering places are already booked. I have decided that if I have not decided my accommodation by end of the week, then I will be staying at Travelodge.

Obviously, I chose Cardiff for a couple of reasons:
1. I have not yet been to the south of Wales; I usually tend to visit the North (I’ve been to Chirk, Llandudno, Conwy and their surroundings so far)
2. Cardiff Castle
3. Doctor Who Experience and related fandom
4. Cardiff Bay Wetland Reserve
5. Mermaid Quay
6. Gothic architecture (St. John the Baptist Church, St. Mary’s Church St. Fagans)
7. Hopefully a ghost tour in the castle itself but the dates are not yet out for summer!!

Winter Sun

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When you get out of the office for the day… and you look at the sky…  so blue… and up, shining is the winter sun… Continue reading Winter Sun