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Bored Of The Dance
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Bloody hell, with that hat, you should be remonstrated with yourself

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Malta does exist! Wales must have played them before?
That is no proof. When watching Wales, I sometimes question my own existence, let alone the opposing team's
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My name is Mumpo
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This was 1985, remember. It went well with my salmon pink pop-fasten singlet and pressed cotton leisure shorts.
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That sounds hot. I can't believe you didn't score.
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To anyone doubting Malta's existence, two words: Michael Mifsud.

Ad hoc, will send you a mail later today but, in the meantime, that tagline is actually how Sir Walter Scott described Valletta.

The city's residents have an annoying habit of referring to that description, and they also like to say that they're from Valletta "by the grace of God".

Sadly, they'v started replacing the old buses. Obviously I love my country and there are plenty of beautiful spots but, if you're staying at one of the tourist spots, the best description is that it is a permanent building site.

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Turns out that I'm actually going to Sliema, not Valletta. is that good or bad?
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Good, I guess.
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Never got your message Pawlu, sadly. Am now back from my little excursion, and I enjoyed it very much. Malta is a fascinating place historically and culturally, and it was great to see just a little of it. (Plus the meeting was very stimulating and I got to meet some great people from all over Europe and go to at least one excellent restaurant, drink some very good wine, a eat some delicious food)

The language is my favourite thing about Malta - It's sort of Arabic with Italian, French and English bits in it. The worst bit about Malta seems to be that it is full up with English pensioners who spend the entire winter there since it costs as much to live in a hotel in Malta on full board as it does to heat your house in the UK. This in itself isn't a great problem, but it's extremely depressing overhearing conversation after conversation of elderly Brits sitting around moaning about immigrants and how Malta is much better because they don't have so many.

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Valletta (where we were working) was great. Sliema (where we were staying) less great. There's also not much space in Malta. It's sort of a European Hong Kong/Singapore. It's no wonder the meat-based bit of the cuisine centres around rabbit. There's no space to keep anything bigger than that.
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Did you go to... Now I forget the name. St Julian, maybe? Very nice. I really liked Malta when I went. My sister in law's middle name is Valletta, because her dad lived there for ages. Lovely place.
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Barry Town beat a team from Malta once in the European Cup.

Snooker player Tony Meo! No, I mean Tony Drago! The falcon out of Dashiel Hammett's book! Er, spherical chocolates with a light whipped centre! Your boys... etc

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Could have had Edward De Bono and page 3 legend Suzanne Mizzi too, according to Wiki.
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St Julian's I think lyra. No we didn't get there. Just Valletta, Sliema, Mdina, and some other place where we went out for dinner one night. It wasn't St Julian's but I can't remember what it was called - Tan Xian or something equally Chinese sounding
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Hibernians, they were called. There's no explanation on Wiki as to why they chose such a Scots-Irish kind of name.

Interestingly, the Maltese seem to use the letter 'X' in a similar way to the Basques.

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I don't know how the Basques use it, but I do know Tampere United signed Daniel Nwoke from Marsaxlokk FC.
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