It’s been a long day.
6:00 am wake up. A quick retrieval of a heavy old door with a mirror from a skip outside the house and a slow journey carrying that back home. About an hour to brush my hair (no joke, while watching videos), breakfast, an ATM that pretended to give me money but did not and a bank that said, sorry, we cannot help you, check your internet banking.
I took Smartie to my appointment in Mellieha where I’m working on creating copy for a hotel operations company based there. It was a day of interviewing hotel management, finding out what is particular about this company, feeling out the hotels, lots of note taking, some good sunny lunch on the new pool deck (the day did come with some very good perks) and hearing all about future plans. It was an intense but engaging and super productive morning / afternoon.
I drove back South at around 4:00 pm surrounded by glorious blue sea that was calling me in first at Mellieha and later at Ghajn Tuffieha which I somehow resisted. The possibility of just pausing my day and going swimming was enough of a wonderful thing for me to not need to do it (if that makes any actual sense).
After spending an hour and a half in traffic south (I had forgotten the joys of rush hour travel) I managed my last meeting for the day, a handover for the Social Media accounts for the Malta expo for Venice Biennale. Tired and hungry I had a sneaky slice of pizza from Marsaskala and bought lots of yummy veggies from a veg man by the water before making my way back home. Not exactly a balanced day in terms of work and play but a good one nonetheless. It all tends to balance out in the end.