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Postby Eggs » Thu 13 May 2010 16:15 GMT

ooh suzy's buns eh !!

Im quite looking forward to seeing them myself Bob !!
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Postby Penury » Sat 29 May 2010 01:34 GMT

To all of the post 6o age group retirees out there living in Malta, I would be really interested to get your feedback & comments on how the heck you all spend your time in paradise - there must be some common things you all do

-do you rise early, take it nice & easy - then off early to bed at sundown

-spend the day looking out the window

-do some activites, such as meet like minded folks

-join some social clubs

-do absolutely zip

-rip roar the living hell out of where your living

-spend way too much time on the internet or watching too much telly

-continue to travel around Europe using Malta as your base
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Postby Penury » Mon 31 May 2010 10:36 GMT

for all of the retired pensioners living in Malta, if I may ask you, can someone please share their experiences moving to, finding their accomodations, along with daily life living where you're at?
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Postby Kay » Mon 31 May 2010 11:15 GMT

Penury, the advice about choosing where to live, finding accommodation, and things to do is pretty much the same whether you're 18 or 80. We've got most of it covered. Please have a look around and then give us a shout if you have anything specific that hasn't already been answered.

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Postby boogiewoogie » Mon 30 Aug 2010 17:03 GMT

my retired friends sort of do all of the above, they don't rise that early and tend to go to bed late, they have got very involved with like minded folks and have had to slow it down as they were getting asked to too much, they have taken up some new interests too, they enjoy having a more leisurely pace overall though, sometimes they seem to spend a few days doing zip and then seem to have a flurry of activity and enjoy the steady stream of visitors they now have :wink: they haven't been able to travel as much due to various reasons lately but do plan to but are able to pop home a few times a year to see family and friends. They probably do spend too much time on t'internet :compucoffee: but not so much watching tv as they have Melita :crackup: so watch DVDs if anything.
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Postby wendy.bruce2 » Sat 9 Oct 2010 12:23 GMT

pumabob wrote:Yeah, and some of us newer ones tend to forget that we are now pensioners :lol:


Yeah, too right PumaBob, we are the cool dude generation and we do not get old!! One of the reasons I love Malta is that they just love 60s music!! We went to the Elton John concert and the audience ranged from 5 - 105 years old - brilliant, everyone boogieing!! 8) 8)
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Postby SandT » Tue 30 Nov 2010 17:04 GMT

We arrived in October, got our ID cards sorted (involved the drive to Valletta and a look around there - we knew we needed lots of visits to even scratch the surface), then of course we had to go back to collect them - another look around.

Then got our medical stuff sorted - another drive to Valletta. Still waiting for news on our car import tax exemption but we're laid back (cool?) pensioners so just shrug, though we did drive in to enquire if it was likely to happen and were told it could take some weeks. (another look around)

As we had spent the last seven years renovating our old stone property in France and having lots of gardening to do and spending our spare time there bombing around in our classic car (which we regrettably sold before coming to Malta) we needed something to do so looked on volunteer websites and are now regular volunteers for the Noah's Ark Dog Sanctuary near Mellieha. We spend two mornings a week walking probably ten dogs (two at a time) which is good for us as well as the dogs. Then one morning a week we help to man the kiosk which sells donated items and all proceeds go to the same charity. They are a marvellous bunch of people who organise all of this and work their butts off from early morning to clean out and care for about 135 dogs.

We have our own dog too so we take him out to various places for his walks every afternoon and we also walk into to town several times a week - because we can! We have made a few new friends and bump into them and have a coffee and natter.

Our neighbours are lovely people and we have found the Maltese people so very helpful and friendly.

Our next task will be to start looking for a not too expensive classic car so we can once again enjoy the pleasure of old cars as we've had some sort of classic for many years and until we moved here had driven all over Europe for three weeks every summer just mooching and exploring here and there - so - to the OP - these two pensioners do NOT sit looking out of the window all day (though we have a fantastic view!) and as the TV is pretty awful we don't watch much of that either. We're awake at 6am, up by 7am and start to enjoy our day from then on.
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Postby Malkity » Wed 1 Dec 2010 16:16 GMT

:D We arrived three weeks ago and are in the 'Cool dudes' age range! Got our I.D.'s, bank and well on the way to getting the medical and resident stuff sorted. Can't believe how quickly everything is happening. Moving into our permanent rental in an other week and hope the container with our boxes arrives in one piece after Christmas...all the way from Panama. Have just enjoyed the few spare minutes we have to walk by the sea and out on the cliffs. Hope to be able to link up with some of you guys when our feet really touch the ground!
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Postby pumabob » Wed 1 Dec 2010 19:05 GMT

Welcome all. :D
Malkity, are you on the big island or the little one? Just being nosey.

Sand T, from what I've seen on the internet, there should be no problem getting a fairly decent classic here.
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