Every cloud has a silver lining…

If you look up and see these clouds, commonly known as Mackerel, be warned, there is a change of weather within hours. I love seeing these. My favourite book as a child was 365 Rainy Day Activities I still have it and look forward to opening it up at this time of year. No point getting miserable about the weather, embrace it!

One of the best things is sleeping without aircon and having fresh air instead but in waking hours, it is now justifiable to lock yourself in and create things or:

Go to a restaurant without a view / al fresco dining. They have to rely on their food and ambiance and are generally better. Favourites of mine are Assaggi in Dean Hamlet, lupanara in Birgu, Rampila and Da Pippo in Valletta, Chapter One or Profumo Di in St Julians….

Play dress up. Get a stack of glossy magazines and pour over them to build your new season’s look, then jump online or take advantage of a break in the weather, and shop! No more sticky skin or swollen feet while trying on for a few months now.

Fill your trolley up and spend the afternoon experimenting in the kitchen. I have pages and pages of recipes to try out for Sunday lunch season…..

Go for a walk and not need a shower before you’ve taken 10 paces. Collect dead wood for the fire, pick wild herbs for stews, play tig, update your bucket list….. and last but not least, join The Cloud Appreciation Society .

Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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