Posts tagged shopping
Today we went to Marsaxlokk for the Sunday market. Here are some examples of things to buy:
Kalle is working today, so I took the Anderssons to Valletta by bus. The plan was to check out the christmas sale, but we didn’t buy anything.
What a day!
I decided to do some christmas shopping today. And so did the rest of Malta I think! I took the bus to Valletta and stayed there for several hours looking for christmas decorations and christmas gifts.
In the afternoon I went to Sliema to buy some clothes and more gifts. when I was done I had 3 big shopping bags in each hand. After spending 20 min waiting for the bus I gave up and found and started looking for a taxi that could take me to St Julians. By then I was really tired.
10 min and €12 later – candy heaven!
I just couldn’t resist! I try not to eat candy, but when I left the store I had bought at almost 1 kilo of Malaco smågodis (pick n mix), OLW chips and ostbågar. Yammy!
I’ve been looking for slippers to wear at home for quite some time now. I didn’t want slippers with covered toes, ’cause then I feel to warm after a while. 99% of all cheap shoes they sell at the souvernir/stationary shops are flip-flops or similar, with a toe-thing… I like flip-flops but it’s impossible to wear both flip-flops and socks…
I found these slippers at the same place where I bought the ball for Gizmo’s birthday a month ago.
The stone floors are very cold now. And we use the heaters frequently. We had 17°c in the study this morning.
I’ve had some big problems with my tangled hair the last few months. Usually a hair cut solves the problem, but not this time. It takes me 10, sometimes 15 minutes to comb through the hair after a shower, and it looks like half my hair ends up on the comb every time.
Before I moved here I bought some shampoo from my hairdresser and my hair has never looked or felt that good. So now I ordered some bottles from a Swedish web site (www.lyko.se) and they arrived a few days ago.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed and hope this will work!
This morning I went to The bright spot (a small shop just around the block that sells about everything but food) to buy stamps for my Christmas cards. I bought amost all their stock of Europe stamps (sorry). The stamps are cheap here compared to Sweden. It is cheaper to send letters to Japan or USA from Malta than to send letters within Sweden!
This is an overview for normal letter, max weight 20g in Sweden/50g in Malta.
Malta €0.19 (approx. 2.00 SEK)
Sweden 6.00 SEK (approx. €0.56)
Malta €0.37 (approx. 4.00 SEK)
Sweden 12.00 SEK (approx. €1.12)
Malta €0.51 (approx. 5.50 SEK)
Sweden 12.00 SEK (approx. €1.12)
I must say that it felt very wierd to post the Christmas cards wearing t-shirt, in 18°C!
We now have red-and-gold coloured star in the livingroom and a golden star in the study. Unfortunately the light from the energy bulbs are very white and cold, but maybe I’ll get used to it…
…well, in the afternoon at least.
We got up late this morning. I think we were all tired, even Gizmo. After breakfast Kalle played guitar hero, while I lay on the couch half asleep, listening, with Gizmo sleeping in my arms. Mmm, it was nice!
I think the maltese people like Christmas lights a lot. The more they blink the better it is.
In one of the stores I found porcelain figures just like the figures that me and my sister got when we were children. I still have mine, but it is broken and glued together again.
We also went to Pavi’s for grocery shopping, and I bought ingredients for ginger bread and mulled wine (glögg). But we didn’t find all the spices for glögg. I think we spent 40 minutes trying to find bitter orange peels (pomerans-skal). The only peels they had was a box of diced and coloured mixed peels. I bought it of pure frustration, but I think I will use the peel from fresh oranges instead.