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  • A thirst-quenching alternative

    San Michel Fruitwaves offer a thirst-quenching, tasty alternative to drinking water. Low in calories, they contain fructose as a natural fruit-derived sweetener. San Michel Fruitwaves are also a good source of vitamin intake: a 20cl glass of San...

  • Destinations to satisfy both wanderlust and bloodlust

    With Game of Thrones back on screens, fans may wish to see the places used for the haunts of their favourite characters ­– before they get killed off! Epic TV fantasy Game of Thrones is back on screens for its fourth season, intriguing and...

  • Britain uncertain about the defence of Malta

    Top-secret correspondence that I recently discovered in World War II despatches reveal an abysmal laissez-faire attitude, uncertainty and crass ineptitude in Britain’s assessment of Malta’s strategic importance in the central Mediterranean basin...

  • New Dolce scent is delicately seductive

    Dolce is the newest fragrance from Dolce & Gabbana, heralding in an emotional and sensory journey through the heart of the brand’s DNA: the noble land of Sicily. With a gentle, feminine mix of white flowers, introduced by the freshness of the...

  • Join the egg hunt

    The Grand Hotel Excelsior is the place to be this Easter. The award-winning kitchen brigade invite you to enjoy a sumptuous Easter Sunday buffet lunch with your loved ones, while enjoying the spectacular views of Marsamxett Harbour. Feast on a...

  • Drinking in the scenery

    Got some spare time, money and drive to see Asia? Helen Raine gives an overview of how to get the most out of a month exploring the nooks and crannies of Vietnam, so long as you manage to steer clear of the rice wine... I recently chatted to a...

  • A journey to a cultured lifestyle

    Some are born great... some have greatness thrust upon them – William Shakespeare Ease, convenience and common sense are the three pillars upon which etiquette rests. And who doesn’t wish to have a gentle, proper and sensible friend? Your manners...

  • Ghost Moonlight

    Ghost Moonlight is a new floral, oriental scent with a rich gourmand base. This mesmerising blend of ingredients creates a scented tapestry of emotions and a subtle romantic accord. The vibrancy and spicy freshness of ginger, bergamot and...

  • From Islam to Christianity

    Charlene Vella: The Mediterranean artistic context of Late Medieval Malta, 1091-1530. Midsea Books. 240 pp This handsome volume comes with an important recommendation by a prominent British specialist in Renissance art history, Donal Cooper, who...

  • A time for sweets

    In a country like Malta, where food, season and tradition go hand in hand, each time of year is marked by its own food – honey rings and Christmas cake in the Yuletide season, perlini and prinjolata for carnival, figolli for Easter and so on. In...

  • Tea-sing the senses in the hills above Munnar

    Backpacker Mark Strijbosch bids farewell to India in the final account of his travels around the country, but danger lurks among the coffee and art... The next leg of my trip took me to the city of Kochi, the peaks of the Western Ghats and a walk...

  • Prostate problems in dogs

    Last week, Meteor needed to be urgently operated. I have known Meteor since he was a seven-week-old puppy, all of 10 years ago now. Meteor is one of those lucky dogs that do not suffer from medical problems beyond the norm. In fact, I hadn’t seen...

  • Waterproof technology by Koleston

    Koleston, together with the help of Wella experts, has introduced new technology that allows long-lasting hair colour throughout summer. The waterproof colour system will be injected into all Koleston foams and kits to prevent colour...

  • Myths about our bones

    Bone in healthy individuals is a dynamic living entity constantly undergoing interior remodelling. Two sets of cells are responsible: osteoclasts and osteoblasts. The former could be seen as the construction workers who rip out worn-out bone,...

  • What happened to William in Malta

    Teodor Reljic:Two. Merlin Publishers, 2014. 144 pp Maltese summertime suffuses Teodor Reljic’s short debut novel as the setting for an English-Maltese family visit to the grand-parents that takes a tragic twist. Nine-year-old William is our...

  • Gluten-free Easter treats

    Recipes by Jacqui Farrugia. With his permission and based on the excellent reviews, I have adapted Manuel Xuereb’s recipe for the figolli. Converting a normal recipe to a gluten-free one is not as simple as just swopping flours. Gluten-free (GF)...

  • Feed your festival frenzy

    With the bad weather soon properly behind us, this can only mean one thing: festival season is imminent. Be it a huge cheese, lingerie parties or a jazz train, Veronica Stivala chooses some of the best, original events across Europe this summer in...

  • Getting your dog ready for the new arrival

    Children are not the easiest to live with from a canine perspective. You will want to prepare your dog so you get to keep him around for when you need the comforting and unconditional love only a dog knows how to give. Very rarely do children...

  • Elizabeth Arden for skin ageing

    The new Prevage Anti-Aging + Intensive Repair Eye Serum by Elizabeth Arden helps reduce signs of skin ageing, especially the look of deep lines and creepiness that affect the delicate eye area. Scientists have proven that exposure to smoke,...

  • Finding your range

    I sometimes wonder how many hours of gym time I must have clocked up through the years. Whether exercising myself, training others, holding the fort or simply passing through for some reason or other, watching people train has become a little like...

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