I spent last week on Malta, having my first proper foreign holiday in a very long time to not involve a canoe club. Here's some of what I got up to, in no particular order:
Lots of balconies
I did a lot of wandering around various Maltese towns. They certainly like their balconies!
Streets tend to be narrow, and for some reason a lot of the pavements are very shiny. I lost count of how many times I nearly slipped and fell over - walking on the road often felt safer. (the locals seem to agree)
The citadels of Mdina and Victoria, and... continue reading »
In January, I found myself with an unexpectedly healthy post-xmas bank balance, so treated myself to yet another new gadget - an ereader. I chose a Kobo Mini, in white.
Three months later I've read 33 books in about 135 hours. It's great! e-ink is very natural to read from, and the reader itself is small and hand sized. Definitely better for taking on holiday than a stack of paperbacks.
Why Kobo? Or more to the point, why not a Kindle? I only need three letters to answer that: DRM. Amazon can shove their proprietry locked in files and 'whispernet' up their... continue reading »