The other weekend we got away for a friend’s 30th and went to Malta for a long weekend in search of some sun. She is the first friend to turn 30 and she wanted to get away for some chill time, sun, tasty food and celebrations.
The first evening we cooked up some yummy prawn pasta and played some drinking games. We played back to back which was good fun! Never played it before but will definitely be cracking it out again in the future. The pool had some amazing lights so we got the fire pit lit and jumped in the pool – definitely a great way to start the hols!
The next day was all about chilling. We started the day with scrambled eggs (delish!) and literally chilled by the pool for most of the day after watching the Rugby World Cup semi-final. Just what we all needed! We definitely made the most of the inflatables and the pool 😊
|Tasty lunch in the sun <3|
Late afternoon, half of us went for a walk down to the local town Marsascala while the others had a snooze. We were gone for just over an hr but managed to get some lovely pics of the local harbour and grabbed some ice-creams – you’ve got to have some ice-cream when you’re by the sea and on hols!
When we got back we all got ready to go out in Valetta for a 30th birthday celebration meal for my friend Poorvi. Of course we had to have some pics before we went out!
We went to a place called Cockney’s and were able to sit outside. For €44 each we had starters, mains and shared puddings along with 2 bottles of bubbles, 2 bottles of white wine, several limoncello spritz’s, several beers and a bottle of Asti. It was a delicious but affordable meal for the amount we had! I shared a seafood platter with a friend which had muscles, clams and prawns which was just delish. I then had prawn pasta as my main and then shared a chocolate cake with Tim for pudding. Tim had a platter of 3 fish for his main which looked amazing! Tbh all the food looked and tasted great. If you’re in Valetta definitely pop by!
On Sunday the day started off with a lot of rain. We started the days with eggs (yum!) and then made our way down to Marsaxlokk to visit the fish market. It was definitely an experience but good fun. We got some massive cannelloni but it was a little bit of a rip off – 2 for €10 – we should have definitely haggled!
We then caught some Bolts to Valetta where we had a wonder about and took some amazing pics of the city. If I were to go back to Malta I’d definitely want to go back there – the city is gorgeous and full of tiny little streets and the architecture is pretty impressive too. I love my history and this place has it. Whilst in Valetta we had lunch at an Italian and I had a pretty yummy half pizza/ half Calsonie. I mean… doesn’t that look delish?!
|The most tastiest pizza! YUM!|
|Love all brightly covered buildings in Valetta|
|Got a pic of Kings Landing from Game of Thrones!|
We also each brought a bottle of wine for €10 max – the plan was to do our own wine tasting. So when we got back to the villa we all took pics of the labels and then covered them up with masking tape. We got through so much wine but was definitely worth it! I got a tasty rosé which got the most points for tastiest wine. #winner!
|Voted the tastiest wine 👍|
We had brought a bunch of food for a BBQ as we’d seen a gas BBQ at the villa so we brought chicken, halloumi type Malta cheese, sausages, peppers, aubergine and wedges. The guys said they were in charge and tbh it was delish – Defo a tasty feast! YUM!
The next day was our last half day. Tim and I went out for a walk to the local shop about 20 mins away and grabbed bits for brekkie. We whipped up some eggs and mushrooms and then cleaned up. It was a chill morning – we played a couple card games in the garden to enjoy our lsat bit of sun and then got taxi’s to the airport. We got there a few hours early and Tim and I demolished nachos, onion rings and chicken wings to fuel ourselves up before the flight and a long drive home.
Malta was a much needed trip and the weather was perfect! Chilling with friends and celebrating a 30th was great. We’re looking forward to going back at some point but will go explore more of the beaches, see more of the the capital Valetta and the north of the island.
Next time we go to Malta we’ll definitely bring insect spray! My legs got bitten alive!
Until next time,