After many months of planning, 13 members of the Trefoil Guild and myself are off on the search for some late summer sun – yes, we’re off to Malta! Our merry group is comprised of members from all over the UK, from LASER to Scotland and we are even joined by 2 members who will have come all the way from South Africa. We are truly an international group!

Our home for the week is the bustiling town of Bugibba, which has a lot to offer us in the way of entertainment. Not that we will be there very long, as there is a packed itinerary of excursions and visits planned for us. We will visit the capital, Valetta, and will have the opportunity to learn about the long and varied history of Malta.

The next day will be spent on the neighbouring island of Gozo, where we will visit the main city, Victoria, as well as the Azure Window and the ancient Ggantija Temples. Of course, this is a Trefoil Guild trip, so much time will be spent eating and drinking in the sunshine, including local delicacies such as ‘pastizzi’ (a Maltese pastry, filled with ricotta or peas), ‘Hobz tal-Malti’ (the Maltese loaf – fresh from the bakery!) and ‘Hobz biz-zejt’ (bread dipped in olive oil and tomatoes).

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To add to the truly international feeling, we are fortunate enough to be meeting up with the local branch of Trefoil Guild in Foreign Countries (TGIFC), for an evening of friendship. Personally, as a new Trefoil Guild member myself, my highlight will be time to chat in the sunshine, in the way that only Trefoil Guild members can.

I will be keeping you all up to date with all of our adventures on the blog, as well as on the social media pages, so please do comment and like – we’d love to hear from you! If the trip to Malta has inspired you to look for your own taste of Trefoil Guild in the sunshine, why not consider the Venture Abroad tour to Sorrento and Sicily? Spaces are still available and you can find out more here.

In the meantime, Narak iktar tard!