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    Re: Hello Malta!

    Post  Ray on Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:43 pm

    Iain wrote:Will be staying at Sunny Coast Resort, Quawra

    http://www.sunnycoast.com.mt/ 00356 21572994

    Need advice from you guys...

    Is it worth hiring a car?

    We can get a very reasonable rate - but I hear the buses are pretty good and we can get weekly go anywhere tickets?

    Car would give us total freedom - but do most car parks charge and could it actually be a hindrance?

    What would you do?

    Iain

    Iain, please rent a car as it gives you the freedom you won't ever get with even British Buses let alone with the Arriva Bendy Buses which your honourable London Mayor boasted of having got rid of & offloaded them in the streets of Malta Sad Sad Sad

    My 2c worth Suspect

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    Re: Hello Malta!

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:37 pm

    agree 100% with Ray Iain. You will get nowhere with the buses and waste half your holiday.

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    Re: Hello Malta!

    Post  iCocker on Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:35 am

    Most parking areas are free, though congested areas like Sliema and Valletta have private parking which I advice to use, the amount of time you shall spent trying to find a slot will be wasted in fuel ... certain towns have areas with a parker attendent[not Richard III] and is advisable to tip them [a Euro or less is enough].

    By the way in Valletta just opened a new museum dedicated to Fortifications from Medeival to WW2, it is very interesting curated by Dr Stephen C Spiteri an authority on Fortifacations and is full of scale models ... worth a visit.

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    Re: Hello Malta!

    Post  Iain on Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:10 pm

    Brilliant - thanks guys - car it is - see you all next week!

    Anything anyone wants bringing over from UK?

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    Post  skyhigh on Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:19 pm

    Iain wrote:Brilliant - thanks guys - car it is - see you all next week!

    Anything anyone wants bringing over from UK?

    Iain


    Hmmm.. cyclops Arrow Idea scratch ..wait a minute ..ahh ....no forget it ..the list is to big...thanks just the same Iain... cheers lol! lol!

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    Re: Hello Malta!

    Post  Iain on Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:30 am

    One last(ish) question - child booster seats in cars - are they a legal requirement in Malta?

    Sorry about all the questions - but you can't beat inside knowledge!

    Grazzi,

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    Re: Hello Malta!

    Post  Ray on Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:07 am

    Iain wrote:One last(ish) question - child booster seats in cars - are they a legal requirement in Malta?

    Sorry about all the questions - but you can't beat inside knowledge!

    Grazzi,

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    AFAIK they are not just as long as the kid sits at the back & fasten the belt Suspect

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    Re: Hello Malta!

    Post  Iain on Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:36 pm

    Thanks Ray.

    See you all next Wednesday at the club - if I can find it! Wink

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    Re: Hello Malta!

    Post  Ray on Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:43 pm

    Iain wrote:Thanks Ray.

    See you all next Wednesday at the club - if I can find it! Wink

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    We'll be waiting Iain & I can assure you it will be an eve to remember cheers
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    Too bad you're coming a week late as yesterday we dined & feasted on 2 roasted pork shoulders & roast potatoes pig pig

    But we'll eat something for sure as we usually order a take away with delivery Twisted Evil

    Follow the noise Iain & you'll find us lol!

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    Re: Hello Malta!

    Post  Iain on Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:37 am

    Well - we're here! Smile

    Mdina yesterday - gorgeous. Malta Air Museum this afternoon.

    Now - where are the model shops? Wink

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    Post  Ray on Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:11 pm

    Iain, there is The Model Shop in Birkirkara bypass Iklin. And K Hobbies in Hompesch Road, Fgura.

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    Re: Hello Malta!

    Post  iCocker on Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:22 am

    Welcome to Malta!

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    Post  Iain on Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:53 pm

    OK - question from my wife - are there any stitching shops?

    Iain (using the wifi @ Rinella Smile)

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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:22 pm

    What do you mean by stitching Iain, do you mean a good haberdashery? If that is what you are looking for i know of one at Hamrun, main road up from the main church but on the other side and also a good one at San Gwann, close to St. Julian's.

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    Re: Hello Malta!

    Post  iCocker on Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:47 pm

    There are a couple more in Valletta [Triq il-Ganc] near St John co-Cathedral ...

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    Re: Hello Malta!

    Post  David on Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:02 pm

    there's one at Rabat Santa rita street near the local council

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    Re: Hello Malta!

    Post  Iain on Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:08 pm

    Sorted - we went to haberdashers in Hamrun - so Anne has something to do this evening whilst we talk models Smile

    Also visited Model Shop @ Iklin this morning.

    Now in Valletta again.

    See you later Smile

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    Re: Hello Malta!

    Post  Iain on Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:04 pm

    Hi all - thank you once again for your hospitality at the club last week - apologies for not making it this week - we simply ran out of time and have been without Internet connection Sad

    Off back to blighty first thing tomorrow - but will see some of you again at Telford in November (wrap up well!) - please call by my 32SIG stand if I haven’t already found you!

    Nannu - thanks for offer of lift - sorry I couldn’t take you up on it! Look forward to seeing your latest project completed!!

    Brian - thanks for your telephone calls/time at the club - really appreciated. Just shout if you need anything from UK (photos/research/materials etc. (goes for all of you)).

    Wayne, Hubert - will drop you emails when I get back for your addresses so I can send decals/kits discussed.

    Tancred - sorry I didn’t realise that was your Christian name! Wink

    Stephen - awesome figures - very inspiring!

    Apologies if I’ve got anyone’s name wrong - and to those whose names I’ve missed out (trying to type in hurry on free WiFi in Rabat).

    Will definately come back some time - think we’ve managed a lot of Malta in terms of places to visit (over 600 miles in the hire car!) and fired up with enthusiasm to tackle a few Maltese subjects modelling-wise.

    Have fun...

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    Re: Hello Malta!

    Post  Ray on Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:00 pm

    Thank you for the honour & privilage of your visit Iain Twisted Evil

    We MISSED you on Wed Sad

    Safe trip home & hope to meet you again in Telford cheers

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    Re: Hello Malta!

    Post  in nannu pec on Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:08 pm

    Ray wrote:Thank you for the honour & privilage of your visit Iain Twisted Evil

    We MISSED you on Wed Sad

    Safe trip home & hope to meet you again in Telford cheers

    Iconcur with Ray dear friend....hope to sdee you in Telford
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    Re: Hello Malta!

    Post  bcauchi on Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:26 pm

    Hi Iain, hope you had a safe trip back home and lots of great memories too. I grant you had a pleasant stay but i must admit i missed you at the club this Wed. If i knew you weren't coming i would have given you a call. Hope to see you in the near future. It was great to have met you.

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    Re: Hello Malta!

    Post  Iain on Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:13 pm

    Hi all - thanks for replies.

    Back to sub-zero/wet UK and wishing we were back in Malta!!

    Took a few thousand photo's whilst on the island and have posted a few on my Facebook page if anyone's interested in what we got up to!

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151333647443123.472324.687533122&type=1&l=b2ed166952

    Lots more to see and do - but that will have to wait until next time Smile

    Wayne, Hubert - have dug out decals/kits - will email you later tonight.

    Ciao,

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    Re: Hello Malta!

    Post  skyhigh on Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:26 pm

    It seems you enjoyed your visit ..to the full....... cheers

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    Post  Ray on Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:57 pm

    skyhigh wrote:It seems you enjoyed your visit ..to the full....... cheers

    Make that x2 pls Twisted Evil

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    Post  Wayne on Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:49 pm

    Iain wrote:Hi all - thanks for replies.

    Back to sub-zero/wet UK and wishing we were back in Malta!!

    Took a few thousand photo's whilst on the island and have posted a few on my Facebook page if anyone's interested in what we got up to!

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151333647443123.472324.687533122&type=1&l=b2ed166952

    Lots more to see and do - but that will have to wait until next time Smile

    Wayne, Hubert - have dug out decals/kits - will email you later tonight.

    Ciao,

    Iain

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