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  • A medal for silver

    A medal for silver

    In his small workshop in Żejtun, 68-year-old silversmith Joseph Aquilina, can still work wonders with precious metals. Having worked as a silversmith from when he was 14 years old, he has gained so much mastery in this craft that one of his...

  • Conserving art to give a future to the past

    Conserving art to give a future to the past

    Atelier del Restauro is a joint venture between three conservators: Maria Grazia Zenzani and Valentina Lupo, who are painting conservators, and Simon Dimech, who is specialised in the conservation of books and paper. Their love and respect for all...

  • A journey of discovery

    A journey of discovery

    Being one of the main thoroughfares in Attard, and probably one of the busiest in Malta, you wouldn’t think that Mdina Road would provide the backdrop for a quiet moment. And yet, when you enter Villa Drusilla, the traffic sort of evaporates into...

  • For all artistic needs

    For all artistic needs

    This year, Sistina Art is 30 years old. Sistina Art was established to cater for the needs of artists and students who demand the best quality artists’ materials at competitive prices. Over the years, Sistina Art’s business and clientele increased...

  • It’s hammer time

    It’s hammer time

    Auctions are great fun. There’s the rare item to add to your collection, an antique that you’ve always wanted for your living room, a chance bargain to be had, and all the excitement of brisk bidding. And anyway, auctions are always a good excuse...

  • Malta and its protagonists during World War I

    Malta and its protagonists during World War I

    Pope Pius X died in August 1914. The announcement of his death would, at any other time, have thrown half the world into the saddest commotion. But the world was shaken to its foundation by the war. The hoarse roar of battle, the sweep and crash...

  • Remember the mammoths and save the elephants

    Remember the mammoths and save the elephants

    As I was walking around a dark room with life-sized mammoth models and signs asking me to touch at the Natural History Museum in South Kensington, I came to the impressive display of the world’s most complete one-month-old mammoth named Lyuba,...

  • Dogs gulping down grass

    Dogs gulping down grass

    Last week was emergency duty week when I got a call-out to attend to a vomiting dog. Rolo is a seven-month-old male cross breed aptly named for his toffee-coloured coat. Rolo loves nothing better than to race around the slopes overlooking Madliena...

  • The nagging cycle

    The nagging cycle

    What is nagging? Put simply, it is the act of repeatedly asking for something to be done in order to obtain the desired result. Many people are good at it, some more than others. The question really is whether nagging is a quality or a learnt...

  • Getting a kick out of keeping fit

    Getting a kick out of keeping fit

    As they were approaching their 60s, Lucian Camilleri, now 62, and Ronnie Saliba, 64, were determined to keep fit and stay active, so they started playing friendly football games with some of their friends. Now, five years on, Camilleri and Saliba...

  • My grandmother’s kitchen

    My grandmother’s kitchen

    Steve Mercieca I clearly remember all the delicious food my grandmother used to prepare for us when I was a child. It’s hard to pick a favourite. But I will always remember how she cooks the most tender and juicy cuts of meat. And her chips are so...

  • Carry on giving

    Carry on giving

    Retirement or ageing does not mean slowing down for these three people. In fact, staying active in their old age has helped them stay fit, healthy and focused. They speak to Veronica Stivala. A great-grandfather Nanniet (Grandparents) Malta is an...

  • Help yourself to help others

    Caring for yourself is one of the most important – and often one of the most forgotten – things you can do as a family caregiver. When your needs are taken care of, the person you care for will benefit too. Researchers know a lot about the effects...

  • The age of wisdom

    The age of wisdom

    One of the most interesting things about being human is that we pass on more than genetics to our descendants. Language, the neocortex, agriculture, and all the many other things that contribute to what make humans human are handed down,...

  • Living a full life

    Living a full life

    Enjoying a vigorous social life and keeping active are crucial for the happiness of elderly persons. Moving to a nursing home enables elderly persons to focus their energies on their physical, social and spiritual well-being, knowing that their...

  • Quality, dignity and comfort

    One of Caremalta’s most cherished core values is quality, which equates dignity, comfort and satisfaction for the residents that Caremalta cares for. With over 1,200 older persons residing under its care and housed in one of the eight residences...

  • The challenge of dementia

    It is estimated that in Malta, 1.24 per cent of the population has dementia. Is an increase in those affected by this condition inevitable? If there is no cure, and I don’t see any in the foreseeable future, the number of individuals with dementia...

  • Independent ageing

    Growing older often creates a fear of becoming dependent on others. However, thanks to today’s technological advances, emCare has found a way to ensure that the elderly can feel as independent as ever, while also being provided optimum...

  • Everything you need for your wedding

    Everything you need for your wedding

    The Weddings Exhibition is the annual showcase which brings together all that goes into ensuring a fabulous big day celebration for couples, under one roof. The superb ambience which is generated and the verve with which it is organised belie the...

  • A unique venue

    A unique venue

    Tucked away in the heart of idyllic Buskett is one of Malta’s most unique, versatile and in demand venues: Chateau Buskett. Formerly Buskett Roadhouse, Chateau Buskett has undergone an extensive makeover and has been recently relaunched as an...

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