I wrote my first letter to you, the electorate, back in March. My intention is to stay in touch, so here I go again keeping you updated with my doings.
It’s seems like another sizzling summer has hit us, and whilst I sometimes forget to do so myself, I cannot start this without reminding you to slap on that sun cream.
Every summer I can’t help but going down memory lane. The hot summer air seems to pull me back to those wonderful days of swimming at St. Julian’s pitch, playing (or trying my best) to play Water polo, and watching the real players train day in day out.
During those blissful days and nights, my only worry used to be about getting a lift back home because let’s face it, walking that steep hill back home to B’kara road, isn’t something anyone can take lightly. Thankfully, Nannu Salvu always came to the rescue; we’d meet him at his bar – The City of London – squash into his blue Anglea, and off we went, back home safe and sound.
During the day I used to help my dad at his shop in Sliema and even though I was there on most winter days too, summer had that special feeling to it. Whilst making deliveries in that heat could have given anyone a serious sun-stroke, dad and I cracked on like there was no tomorrow. We were a good team dad and I.
I now realise that the older I get the less I seem to tolerate the heat but, I still love swimming and I hope that my little boy will grow to love the sea as much as I do.
Of course, there’s no rest for the wicked, and work on my campaign will go on throughout summer, but I will mainly be working on plans for the months ahead. In the meantime I will keep hosting my radio programme (Id-Dinja Tax-Xogħol) on Radio 101 every Wednesday at 8.00 p.m, and I am always ready to come and visit you for a chat.