Here’s some advice: If you’re doing up your home’s porch or fixing up an old townhouse, and you want an exterior- from the door to the ironwork to the knockers – that arrests attention, is chiefly Maltese in character and will make your neighbours happy (and a tiny bit jealous), then there is a page you should look at for inspiration, and a person you should meet.
This author has yet to write their bio.Meanwhile lets just say that we are proud Lee contributed a whooping 85 entries.
Entries by Lee
If you’re a new homeowner about to entertain guests for Christmas for the first time or you simply have never gotten the chance to do it before, then the main priority is to make a good impression, make sure everyone has fun, and that this doesn’t take too much time. You may be hosting, but you still deserve to enjoy the holiday.
Our last article about Malta’s traditional balconies was a total hit – so we’ve kept our promise to find out more and write a part 2. Malta’s distinct ‘enclosed wooden boxes’ sitting on the facade of many older houses (and in some cases, newer buildings who borrow a note or two from our history) have become a distinct icon of Malta’s identity.
Never-seen-before relatives will inevitably chime in during the festive season for dinner, an afternoon chat or a drink in the evening, but for a Maltese matriarch, it’s more about starting the new year with the home clean and in the best shape possible.
It doesn’t help that they’ve been taken out of the game by hard-flooring for a while – a trend which we argued against in this article. Many of our readers did not agree with wall-to-wall carpeting, and we won’t argue with their points, which included the well-known fact that Malta’s weather and humidity make it a nightmare to keep carpets clean and tidy.
We all like to picture it: Growing fresh basil and tomatoes in the backyard, lining our interiors with beautiful pots, parenting plants and watching them grow steadily – few can argue against the benefits – both functional and aesthetic – to greening up our urban spaces.
Pots are turning into an opportunity for the homeowner to create something quirky, personal, or unique in their home. This usually involves repainting pots bought at garden centres, repurposing items you wouldn’t expect into pots, and in the case of Christopher Zammit, handcrafting the pots yourself to create captivating, intricate pieces.
Celebrating Halloween with Trick or Treating is fairly new to Maltese homeowners, but despite the mixed feelings it sometimes generates, it has quickly caught on with new mothers as a rare opportunity to take the kids out for a walk around the block and watch them in action.
This article will go through 13 nifty ideas to reduce the amount of clothes just taking up space in our wardrobes and maximise the storage space that you do have.
We may only get 4 months of winter, but they’re by no means mild. For most homeowners and expats living in Malta, the lack of central heating means lots of heaters running, wearing two layers of clothing inside, and a quiet resolution to not move away from the sofa, electric blanket, or fireplace.