Couple of months away from my first year as a blogger


I have to admit; I have not been active on my blog as I thought I would be this year. When I first started expat Gabriella, I wanted to share everything about being a Malteser in Australia and my travels.

At times, I was stumped on what to write- evidently why this blog post is soooooo overdue. I got to explore and tell you all about our Egyptian escapade. The pyramids, the food, the temples and the culture. The blog really started from there. Excitement of ticking one of my bucket list items was so surreal & I couldn’t but help to share it with everyone – literally everyone.

Then, delved into my expat life. Some of you probably only thought a Maltese was just a dog breed or some might have visited Malta and loved it. The country is of course a big part of my identity, anyone who knows me knows that. In my new life in Australia, I’d always get questions of what it’s like to be from a tiny island and learning English so well. I figured, this is the best way to explain it, a few posts about the motherland, as I like to call it.

Putting my blog site together for the first time was fun, played around with different themes, alignments and a colour schemes. Back then I had a list of topics to cover and was very organised, to be frank, I just thought my topics weren’t insightful enough therefore (stopped shoving it on my Facebook friends walls) I felt like that is why the lack of posts happened. I do what I do because I enjoy doing it. Forcing a blog post was never going to happen unless I felt like it at the time. Expat Gabriella feels like a diary I can enter my thoughts in- just on the internet.

My mind surges to reach some sort of creative outlet. This by far was one of them and the best thing I have done. A couple more months and it will be a year since I started this blog. When I start something I want to finish it – properly. So for the next few months I will endeavour to post more and get inspiration from around me.

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8 Things travel taught me


Upon planning our next trip, I reflected on why I love travel so much. I love it because it has taught me a hell of a lot in a short amount of time. Here are some honorary mentions.

  1. Embrace diversity

10 things that might surprise you – about me

Hey guys, I thought i’d take a break from spamming you all with Egypt posts and deliver something a bit more on a personal level. Here is a little get to know me post for your Friday (or Saturday depending where you are in this world)
As lady gaga says in her opening lyric of A-Yo – here we go!