#CurrentlyReading: The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

Another blog post and yet another book my fellow bookwormy friends. I was re-watching Mad Men for the umpteenth time and noticed that Don Draper's lady-friend, Joy, was reading The Sound and the Fury in one of the episodes. I've wanted to read something by William Faulkner for a while, and the title of this particular work is [...]

4 quick tips for living in a house share

If you're in your late teens or early 20s, you'll probably be looking at flying the nest and moving into your first houseshare. The taste of independence only just out of reach, and you want it more than a drunk me wants pizza. Living in a house share is obviously cheaper than living solo, but [...]

La Repubblica: How Malta’s government absolves itself of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s killing

From Manuel Delia's blog: This is my translation of an article carried yesterday by La Repubblica. If you can, read the original here. “State of Denial”: an English expression that accurately describes the effect of the new revelations published Tuesday by La Repubblica and the Daphne Project coordinated by Forbidden Stories, throwing light once more [...]

The Sound of (the Prime Minister’s) Silence

On the 5th of March the unofficial memorial set up by mourners following the assassination of investigative journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, was swept away overnight. Maybe ‘they' thought that people would forget; uwiva, let it go ħi. Granted - overwhelming apathy and failure to stand up to the abuse of power is essentially how we [...]

What’s a ‘tiffin’ and when will it stop snowing?

As I write this, I'm sitting at Waterstones watching snow drift past the windows overlooking Newcastle city centre. To my left - a red pot of Earl Grey tea (fitting, since I'm so close to Grey's Monument) and a teacup, with a cherry and walnut chocolate tiffin beside it. What's a tiffin? I have no [...]

Kelly’s Kitchen: Maltese Fish Soup (Aljotta) Recipe

Hello, internet friends! People say that when you live abroad, you learn more things about yourself. One of these things I've learnt in just over two months here is that I love cooking, and can pretty much handle myself in the kitchen (so far, anyway). I find it relaxing and pretty damn satisfying, and I get [...]

The situation is desperate.

There are crooks everywhere you look now. The situation is desperate. - Daphne Caruana Galizia I've been trying to write and re-write this blog post for a while now. Part of me still can't quite believe that Daphne Caruana Galizia is dead - murdered. Assassinated, to be precise. Every time I sat down to write [...]

Moving Abroad: The First 3 Days (ish)

Well it looks like I actually went through with the whole 'moving to Newcastle' thing, huh? It's barely been three days (as I write this post I've been in the city for approximately 2 days and 18 hours), but I've been running around taking care of all the bits and pieces that need to be done [...]

So…I’m moving to the UK.

Well I have been quiet for a fair while, haven't I? Things have been a little hectic, partly because holy shit I'm moving abroad for the first time in my life. And that kind of thing takes time, you know? Existential crises take time.   Where am I off to and what's the plan? Anyway, I'm [...]