We started off in St Paul’s Bay for a chocolate and raspberry donut at the new donut factory – which deserves a story of its own – and then headed towards the red tower to walk it off. We came across a few other walkers, firework ‘shells’ and hunters cartridges and the chameleon in the picture.
We headed to Rabat for a well deserved lunch but were horribly disappointed by la grotta. The beaujolais was anything but neauvous – in fact was acidic and had definitely been in the bottle for way longer than its name suggests. It remained in the glass having had just one sip sipped. We ordered a Nero d’Avola to accompany our bunny and chips, which we are sure the chef added the ‘sent back’ Beaujolais to and so that remained largely untouched. Had it not been for the rain, we would have left, but still being hungry, had a cheese platter which we figured would be safe before taking a nice scenic drive home (house hunting again thanks to random nonsensical Maltese house laws).
We’d booked to see ‘if I were you’ at the Manoel, and even my Italian friend got it that it wasn’t executed brilliantly. The second half was better, and we left with smiles on our faces and off to the ubiquitous leglegin for a post theatre supper.