I have been offline for a while, and I did (!) read Die Enden der Welt since then. It is a little better than Deutschlandreise, has its nice stretches, but is not impressive. Fair enough, it is written by a young Roger Willemsen, who has not seen much. It is more that for him travel is a medium to explore himself, than to explore the place he actually goes to. For those who don't know him, perhaps it is fair to say that he is more an Alain de Botton than a Paul Theroux. I have a third book of Roger Willemsen which I brought from Germany. It is Momentum. But given the first two I read, I will put it aside for a while.
The reason for not posting was that we moved into our new home in Kalkara, and that there was quite a bit of construction work to be finished off, utilities to be installed, and Internet came very much at the end. The result is very nice, and I enjoy to start the days with the view over the harbor and Valletta on its other side. I can already put aside the power drill for some times, but there are still a lot of things waiting to be screwed up. We also explore our neighborhood. It is a very nice little community, and just a ferry trip from Valletta. A swimming bay in the crystal clear Mediterranean water is just a short walk away. Now it just needs to become a little warmer and the swimming season will begin.