This marks the 50th Monday’s Mood post, and it’s hard to believe how far the series has come since it’s first installment. What started as an attempt to elevate the post-weekend “Monday Blues” has come full circle since moving abroad and working from home (without a proper weekend, per se), to once again working full time in an office. I now treasure my weekends, and fill them to the fullest, always looking fondly back at them via Monday’s Mood come the beginning of the work week.
This past weekend was no different, and perhaps was one of the best thus far! Being a long weekend on account of Easter, I had my heart set on spending it in a different country. Unfortunately, the plan didn’t work out, and instead my wonderful boyfriend treated me to a staycation on Malta’s sister island of Gozo. Although just a few short miles away, Gozo feels like a completely different place in itself. Something about the wide open spaces, the relaxed way of life, and seemingly untouched landscapes reaching all the way to the sea, make you feel as if you’re in a land far away. We always feel rejuvenated every time we go. This time we went without any plans, except to stay in the nicest resort on the island, relax, hike, and eat great food.
As an ode to the 50th edition of Monday’s Mood, I’ve done an extra long post, but with no less great things to share! Here’s how I spent my long weekend:
Checking in only to be greeted by this view from our room’s balcony.
My current shoe obsession looks something like this.
A visit to Gozo is never complete without a walk around the capital’s fortifications.
Poolside drinks and pure bliss.
Pretty pastel farmhouse doors.
Creme Caramel at my favourite restaurant in Gozo.
Behind the scenes of how I captured this Instagram photo.
Hiking with my best friend. Do you like his (my) hat?