|The view from our balcony|
At this point we were planning to eat out each night so we only had a very little shopping to do, just the essentials, milk, tea, coffee, beer, and wine. After laying in these supplies we were ready for our diner and popped out to La Stalla, a local restaurant where we enjoyed a nice meal with a decent bottle of local wine. When I first visited Malta back in the 1980s the wine left much to be desired, things like subtlety, taste, and smoothness, in those days the local wine had colour and alcohol, these days either they are a whole lot better (while still pretty cheap) or my palate is shot to pieces.
We decided that we would return to the apartment for coffee on our balcony, and ended up staying up longer than we had planned talking long into the night.