Lazy start to a cloudy, breezy yet warm day.
Drive down to Ghajn Tuffieha Bay and then have a stroll along the cliff tops to Golden Sands Bay. Stop for the daily Cappuccino, really getting into these girly drinks, need to get back to straight unpolluted black coffee. Then have a drive to Paradise bay. What a waste that place is, only about 30 feet of sand beach.
Back home for a couple of beers, Wendy’s agreed to drive to dinner tonight. Off to Ta Peters again. It’s got a good menu, is pleasant and isn’t too expensive. Octopus to start with followed by Beef Bragioli and then some Imqaret – Maltese date filled pastry, almost like a fig biscuit.
Then it’s back home for more wine and Netflix.
Maltese Bragioli also known as beef olives, are slowly braised stuffed bundles of beef. The term olive is a bit confusing as there are no olives in this recipe. It turns out they got their name because they are stuffed and somewhat resemble the shape of an olive when cooked. Whatever you call them, they are delicious bundles of joy!
Vikings: The arrival:
Seems reasonable to me. Guilty by association:
DONALD J TRUMP: The world has finally woken to the truth about the Wuhan virus. Now it’s time to hold China to account
* Former President of the U.S. demands $50trillion in reparations over lab leak
* Comes as FBI say Wuhan scientists ‘probably’ created the Covid virus
A new viral disease (Covid) broke out in Wuhan, China. It turns out China’s major viral laboratory is in . . . Wuhan. If the new virus has been found in the population just outside the lab, chances are good it escaped from it. It probably walked out on someone’s shoe. China obstructs the international investigation into the source of Covid, if there’s nothing to hide why obstruct.
Everything in your logic says Covid escaped from the Wuhan lab —common sense, Occam’s razor.
Another lazy start to a warm sunny day.
We were going to go to the Marsaxlokk for the Sunday market but decided to give it a miss as it would probably be a nightmare to park. Instead, we drive down to St Julian’s bay as recommended. What a disappointment that was. Walk along the front and around to Sliema, struggle to find anywhere for lunch. Nothing worth seeing there. At least we got a pleasant stroll.
Speg Bol, wine and Netflix in the evening. We sure know how to live.
More shit from the wokes and the religion of pieces and permanent offense. The terrible news broke on Saturday: rumors were flying that a copy of the Qur’an, the holy book of Islam, had been desecrated at a high school. But the authorities had a handle on the situation: the students in question were suspended, the police were called in, and the school assured local Muslim leaders that it was teaching students that the book of Allah must be treated with the proper respect. This is not a news item from Pakistan, Iran, or Saudi Arabia: this took place Wednesday at Kettlethorpe High School in Wakefield, England. This is not the Merrie Old England of Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Dickens, or even the fight-them-in-the-streets England of Winston Churchill. Welcome to the new, Sharia-compliant United Kingdom.
I wonder whether there will be a fatwa out on me for highlighting, on my computer copy of the quran, passages that encourage violence and jihad, there’s a lot of them. And what happens if I delete it into the trash can? Will virtual deletion count?
Why do we tolerate this shit from the islam, wokes and snowflakes?
Some U.S. and Canadian scientists have officially proposed that the scientific community phase out the terms “male” and “female” from scientific language in order to avoid “emphasizing hetero-normative views.”
Rather these experts have claimed terms such as “sperm-producing” or “egg-producing” can be used as they are more inclusive. They also recommended the moniker “XY/XX individual” as a sufficient alternative.
In addition, these scientists with an eye towards inclusivity have claimed that the terms “man,” “woman,” “father” and “mother” are “problematic,” as well as terms like “primitive,” “advanced,” and “non-native.”
Another warm and sunny day. Up early to swap the Hertz Mobile.
Only arranged to swap it because their stupid marketing department offered Presidents circle until January 2024 if you make two bookings prior to 30/6/23 so changed my 12 day booking to a 9 and 3 day booking – god bless the stupid.
What a pantomime Hertz were. Hyundai i20 not quite ready. Then 5 minutes while they photograph it for every minor scratch. When I finally get in the car the tyre pressure warning light is on. Given a cock and bull story about pressures are all checked it’s just the gauge needs resetting. Bull shit, I refuse to drive it with light on. Then have to wait another 30+ minutes whilst they retrieve my previous Kia Stonic.
Drive down to Marsaxlokk For a stroll around the harbour. We passed on the Sunday market visit as it would have been a nightmare parking and who wants to see a tat market anyway.
Have fish of the day by the harbour. The service is terrible, but fish was good. Was going to have a coffee but the service is that bad we pass.
Drive to the Blue Grotto but apparently, the only way to see it is via a boat trip. Not for Wendy so we pass. Settle for a coffee.
Drive back home, call off at the supermarket for tomorrow night’s tea and some cheese. Unusual for us to have a full meal at lunchtime so we settle for some cheese and biscuits, with wine of course, in the evening.
Meanwhile from the snowflakes in the church of England:
The Church of England is considering whether to stop referring to God as “he” after questions concerning the use of gender-neutral terms were raised by priests.
The topic, which has been discussed by those who follow the Christian faith for many years, is being explored by two commissions in a new joint project.
Perhaps they should change the lord’s prayer to “Our sperm producer who art in heaven…..”, that way we’ll keep the woke scientists happy.
Another warm, sunny but windy day.
Drive down to the end of the St Paul’s bay peninsula. Have lunch huddled on a form admiring the view, not that warm with the wind.
Then drive to the Sea View cafe for afternoon coffee. Finally get to have a look at the spectacular looking church in Mellieha, all locked up to stop anyone praying.
Then I finally get to have a walk around the Majjistral Nature and history park. I’d been wanting to explore this from the first time we saw it on day 2, but what a disappointment.
The Scotland police recently referred to pedophiles as “minor attracted people.” Many expressed outrage over this attempt to normalize the abuse of children. Now comes this.
The West is sinking deeper and deeper into a kafkaesque mix of socialism and depravity, while the Churches remain largely silent instead of protecting Judeo-Christian values and innocent children.
The “EU project’s use of the term Minor-Attracted People (MAPs) to describe paedophiles” is causing a huge backlash. Let’s hope that those who are dissenting succeed in stopping this abuse. The European Commission “is funding the Drag Queen Shows across Europe,” which means taxpayers are funding it, with no say in where their money is going.
Another lazy start to a warm sunny day.
Off down to St Paul’s bay for a pleasant seaside stroll, coffee and lunch for Wendy.
Get packed in the evening.
A university department in the US has said it has removed the word “field” from its curriculum because it may have racist “connotations”.
Under the change, phrases including “field work” and “going into the field” will no longer be used, according to a letter from the school of social work at the University of Southern California (USC).
Explaining the decision, it said: “We have decided to remove the term ‘field’ from our curriculum and practice and replace it with ‘practicum’.
“This change supports anti-racist social work practice by replacing language that would be considered anti-Black or anti-immigrant in favour of inclusive language.
Goodbye to Malta today. Drop the car off, processed through check-in and security quickly and soon installed in a great lounge. It’s only Manchester that has crap lounges that have all the ambiance of a Salvation Army canteen for the homeless.
Pretty uneventful Easyjet flight. This time we catch a bus to the plane, another experience for Wendy.
So goodbye Malta. We’ve enjoyed it, one of the better Med experiences but I don’t think we’ll be coming back. If anyone asks we’d rate it as ok.
I’ve often wondered where Belisha Beacons originated from so for today’s really useless piece of information here goes:
A Belisha beacon is an amber-coloured globe lamp atop a tall black and white striped pole, marking pedestrian crossings of roads in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and in other countries historically influenced by Britain such as Hong Kong, Malta, and Singapore. The beacons were named after Leslie Hore-Belisha (1893–1957), the Minister of Transport who, in 1934, added beacons to pedestrian crossings, marked by large metal studs in the road surface. These crossings were later painted in black and white stripes, and thus are known as zebra crossings. Legally, pedestrians have priority (over vehicles in the carriageway) on such crossings.[a]
The first Belisha beacons were erected in the London authorities areas and, following the Road Traffic Act 1934, were rolled out nationally in 1935. In December 1941 a study was made into the cost effectiveness of melting down the 64,000 Belisha beacon posts to make munitions, a plan which threatened to “deprive the right hon. Member for Devonport (Mr. Hore-Belisha) of his last hope of immortality”.
In 1948, the Central Office of Information produced a short film which showed the correct way to use a pedestrian crossing (without the stripes at this time).
Belisha beacons provide additional visibility to zebra crossings for motorists, primarily at night. The UK flash rate is 750 ms on, 750 ms off. Some crossings are set so that each beacon flashes alternately to the other side, but they often fall out of synchronization over time. Beacons with an outer ring of flashing amber LED lights, preferred for their brightness and low electricity consumption, are replacing traditional incandescent bulbs in many areas.
Some of the crossings have plastic poles that are translucent, and lit internally. This is immediately apparent in dull weather and at night. The clearly illuminated white sections announce the presence of the poles carrying the amber beacons, increasing the visibility of the crossings to all road users. These illuminated white sections can, however, obscure the presence of a pedestrian waiting to cross, as a driver cannot see the dark shape behind the brighter light coming from the pole.
To be legally compliant in the UK, every zebra crossing must be equipped with two Belisha beacons. In cases where there is a traffic island or central reservation in the road, the traffic authority can opt whether to place one or more beacons centrally. An exception is crossings over cycle paths, which do not need beacons.
Since the introduction of new regulations in 1997, the number of zebra crossings and Belisha beacons has fallen in the northern counties of England, being replaced by pelican crossings or puffin crossings, with pedestrian-controlled traffic signals; a waiting pedestrian can stop vehicular traffic by pressing a button and waiting for the pedestrian signal of a red and green man to change to green.
Vikings: A Mythology of Peace:
More examples of World Madness. Can you believe the nanny state we live in:
What foods must not be in my child’s packed lunch?
* Chocolate and chocolate-covered biscuits
* Cereal bars
* Processed fruit bars
* Pastry products (e.g. sausage rolls, pies, jam tarts, croissants)
* Sugary soft drinks (including sugar-free ones as they still cause tooth decay)
What happens if I put unhealthy foods in my child’s packed lunch?
Packed lunches will be reviewed by school staff.
If a child’s packed lunch includes items children must not have, the item/s of food will be returned to your child’s lunch box and a reminder included (e.g. a sticker, a copy of this leaflet etc.). If the child’s entire packed lunch is unhealthy, we will see what spare school dinner we have to give them instead.
If a child regularly brings a packed lunch that does not meet our expectations, the school will contact the parent/carer to discuss this.
Children are allowed to bring a healthy snack with them to school to have at break time. The same rules apply to snacks as to lunches so please refer to the list above to see which items children must not bring to school as a snack. As a rule, we recommend a piece of fruit, a couple of plain biscuits or raw vegetables such as carrot or cucumber sticks. If children bring an inappropriate snack to school such as a whole pack of biscuits or a large sharing bag of crisps, these will be removed from the child and returned to them at the end of the school day to take home.