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A drink for the patron saint

The Malta village festa

An insider’s guide to unravelling the Malta village festa.

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Malta Music Week

Big, brash & back again: Isle of MTV!

Love it or hate it, it’s that time of year for Il-Fossos. One big-bang gig and one night only has a whole lot thrown at it: Isle of MTV 2013, 26 June.

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school bag

Malta is back to school, finally!

Malta is back to school. Finally. Our children have among the longest summer vacations of all EU countries. The why and the wherefore?

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Watermelon Ice

Watermelon Ice: summer cool!

Watermelon ice: just the job to stay cool in those sultry, humid days at the end of a Maltese summer.

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Ice cream and more ice cream - kiddy summer heaven

Malta’s long summer holiday: Kids’ views

Kids on the good and bad bits of Malta’s endless sultry summer days.

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Even the ice cream van man is having siesta it's so hot!

Weather watch: Malta in July

Weather in Malta in summer? Do we have anything other than hot and dry in July. Here’s what to expect in top temps and more.

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Bougainvillea in Sliema. Photo Gege Gatt

Easy summer living: patio & terrace plants & tips

Size doesn’t matter when it comes to your patio or terrace. Melina Scondannibio on how to use plants with effect and style in our limited al fresco spaces.

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Summer’s Sizzling: our stay cool tips

For those of us staying put in Malta in July and August, here are some ideas on how to stay cool even if you’re hot, hot, hot! Useful advice too for those travelling North to South.

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You know it’s summer in Malta, when…

Summer is a season to define. For some, it’s lazy days on the beach, but for others, it’s hell on a hot highway. Add to our list of what makes a Malta summer…

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The Sea Squill: the first flower of autumn

The Sea Squill is remarkable not only for its name but also for being the first flower to rear its head after Malta’s long hot summer.

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How to keep a child busy for a working day in summer

Junior surprisingly not irritable or bored despite being in the office for four hours and having nothing special planned. Here’s how I survived.

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Survival Tips for Malta’s Summer Music Events

With the Isle of MTV just around the corner on 11 July, and a lot more events coming up in Malta, we’ve some survival tips for those going to be out and about evenings this summer.

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