I finally found time to post my pictures from Malta. I only brought my camera one day, the other days I was too busy holding sessions and running around.
An orange tree
An ice cream van
The lobby of our hotel
Waiting to go out
The view from the hotel
This is where I took my lunch hour swim
Two fourths of RoverSambandet
Malta is a big rock, so everything was made from rock also all the fences
I found a place in the road where snails had completely taken over all the vegetation, it looked quite spectacular
Unripe fig on figtree
I would like a door like this
The Maltese love their balconies
This is Valletta, as much as I saw of it
Oh, and we walked past a house full of garden gnomes
A mini-door for the gnomes
The only picture of me on my own camera
The Maltese are very catholic and we saw saints and small chapels all over the place
I remember taking a picture of this fish in Shetland, and it was all over Malta as well
A church with coloured light bulbs
A Spanish scout found us and wanted a picture
The walls of Mdina, the old town in Malta
We had our dinner and a walk inside Mdina. All the people we met were all dressed up.
And all the roads in Mdina were bent
We even found a Maltese wedding
Jón and I really wanted some of that champagne, but we were a bit underdressed
I think I want succulents on my balcony too
Right now I’m on the train back to Oslo. I have started using NSB in stead og the airport express train because my ordinary bus card covers the whole distance to the airport. But this train is just as fast, so I’m happy.
It was a very good weekend, the sessions went very well, we had good discussions and I think we have moved forward. And I am very exited to see what the European region will do with the rover age section the next three years.
But I have to admit that the sun and warmth also made it a very good weekend. I am more sunburned than Erik likes and I have lovely panda eyes (from my oversized sunglasses), but I like it.
Here you can see the West coast of Italy by Rome and the Alps today.
Day two of RoverNet! Yesterday I had. My two big sessions, one about the role and work of the rover commissioner and one about key moments and key skills aquired during a “rover’s life”. We are talking about programme, measuring quality, support from you NSO (national scout association) and the European region.
I even managed to take a swim in the ocean during lunch yesterday and today I went for a run before breakfast. Later today, as part of the program, we will go for a walk into Mdina and to some discussing in the fresh air. After that we will have dinner out there and tomorrow morning I go back home.
It is lovely here in Malta, the constant sunshine, the temperature (shorts and t-shirt all day through), the view of the ocean, the wonderful food at the hotel and all the magnificent participants and discussions.
I am going to Malta today for RoverNet and VentureNet. It is an event for rover and venture commissioners in the scout associations in WOSM Europe. I will stay at some hotel the rest of the week, holding sessions, moderating discussions and getting to know many new people. And in addition to this, the forecast says 23 degrees and sun, so I will be in full summer mode!