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  • Bright ideas

    Bright ideas

    France and thinking go together like Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. For centuries, French thinkers have sat in cafes and bistros, nursing their pastis and coming up with social, political, philosophical, artistic and literary concepts...

  • Welcome to Malta

    Welcome to Malta

    What did you know about Malta before visiting for the first time? I didn’t know much. I just knew it was a small Mediterranean island with a British background and a glorious history. What were your first impressions when you arrived? I first...

  • All play and work

    All play and work

    Just Dance, Rayman Origins and Dishonored are just some of the French productions that have already won millions of players worldwide. Characterised by a network of innovative businesses, France is pulling in the lead in the video games market. A...

  • Bling it home

    Bling it home

    Do you remember, back in your primary school days, the prettiest girl in class? Of course you do. She had silk ribbons in her hair, was always the lead in the school play, and was the unofficial teacher’s pet. She was pretty and she knew it.

  • Celebrating 35 years of transport to and from France

    Celebrating 35 years of transport to and from France

    France is familiar territory for Express Trailers, a market with which the company has had a working relationship for over 35 years. Express Trailers operates various routes to and from France by land, sea and air and currently, the company...

  • Monkeys in Maltese history, art and language

    Monkeys in Maltese history, art and language

    Fra Mathurin Lescaut, who no one called by his real name but by his nick Romegas, could truthfully claim to be one of the most celebrated and daring seafarers in the long history of the Knights of Malta and of the Mediterranean: “The only one who...

  • Chocolate and big bangs

    Chocolate and big bangs

    Last week, two of the calls I received on the Veterinary Emergency Helpline happened on Good Friday. The first of these calls was about a two-year-old beagle called Pepa who managed to get at and devour an entire Easter egg. It happened to be one...

  • Basic summer advice for dogs

    It’s that time of year when we take another look at our summer wardrobe to check what is still in fashion and what may be put away. The whole point is to put back in our wardrobe light clothes that will keep us cool this summer. While we can dress...

  • A first taste of the sails

    A first taste of the sails

    Have you ever sat watching a sailboat pass by, and idled wondered whether you could swap dry land for a life on the ocean wave – at least for a few days? It’s easier than you think. Jonathan Gambin of www.maltacharters.com fell into sailing...

  • Luxury yachts ahoy

    Luxury yachts ahoy

    The Tecnav Group has been present on the international naval and marine market since 1982, with offices and activities in several countries of the world. In 2009 the company established its headquarters in Malta, from where it now directs the...

  • It’s not all plain sailing

    It’s not all plain sailing

    It’s a tempting prospect; long, sunny days spent on a super yacht, slipping into exclusive little harbours, all the while mingling with the rich and possibly famous. Or perhaps you want the exhilaration of skippering a yacht in a brisk wind?...

  • Hot and happening

    Hot and happening

    So you’re invited to a snazzy party aboard the yacht of your dreams. Or maybe you’re just off to the beach? The question begs itself; how to look as stylish as ever without giving up on your comfort? Marisa Grima says that it’s all about a comfy,...

  • The C40 Command Bridge unveiled

    The C40 Command Bridge unveiled

    Following the successful launch of the 34 Fly Model, Carver Yachts has now introduced the New C 40 Command Bridge. This is the second model to be introduced by the company this year. One of the most prominent exterior features of the C40 is the...

  • All aboard the party boat

    All aboard the party boat

    Iggy Fenech talks to four of Malta’s biggest boat party organisers and investigates why nothing spells summer more than a vessel sailing to the beats of a good playlist. It is no secret that Malta is blessed with some of the best weather anywhere...

  • Holiday at home

    Holiday at home

    As the temperatures rise and the wind becomes friendlier for pleasure sailing, there is a place where boat owners love to find shelter at the end of a cruising day or to spend the weekend. Mġarr Marina in Gozo is one of the more popular...

  • Fun on the water

    D1 Watersports, based at the Portomaso Marina, offers a variety of services that range from water sports, to boat rentals, cabin cruiser and yacht chartering, boat trips, cruises around the Maltese islands and a host of other options. This summer,...

  • Plain sailing

    Plain sailing

    Simonne Pace meets three families who are passionate about their sailing boats. With summer on the doorstep, they simply can’t wait to be at the helm of their boats and to sail out towards the horizon to enjoy long, lazy days out at sea with their...

  • Sail with peace of mind

    Sail with peace of mind

    With a good boat insurance protection you can sail with peace of mind. The Middlesea Boat Insurance policy provides wide insurance protection against: • Accidental loss or damage to your boat while it is ashore or afloat, in commission, laid up...

  • Forget all about fouling

    Sailing vessels tend to suffer severely from the growth of barnacles and weed on the hull, called ‘fouling’. Thin sheets of copper or similar metal used to be nailed onto the hull in an attempt to prevent marine growth, as this affected...

  • Sea legs for sea dogs

    Sea legs for sea dogs

    Over the next few weeks, most boat owners will concentrate on getting their vessels back in the water so they can plan their summer at sea. For many that will involve making minor repairs or planning their routes, while a few others will be...

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