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From the scene Mermaid Chair

Artists – actors, musicians, poets and so on – we work for months on end on projects whilst juggling our day jobs, getting home late and cooking dinner. Somehow, somewhere we fit in doing the laundry and feeding the kitties. And it’s all worthwhile as long as the result is fruitful. In the end, when everything is set, lines and moves have been learned, we are nothing without YOU, the audience.

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‘Your story on my body’ from the recently published poetry book Pomegranate Heart

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16 poems, 3 actors, 2 musicians
A beautiful space – lights, sounds, deep breaths and … WE’RE OFF!

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the actors: from left Naomi Said, Brandon Shaw, Alba Florian Viton

Tomorrow is opening night, I’m equally anxious and excited that this long project is finally coming to a head. I’m also very curious to see what our audience will think of this multi-disciplinary creation of ours.

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The fuzzhoneys – from left Caroline Spiteri and Francesca Mercieca

So, it’s your turn to do your bit now 🙂 Come watch us!

Tickets for Trap-ease from HERE.
Trap-ease FB event HERE.

Pomegranate Heart book HERE.
Info/Music by fuzzhoneys HERE.


To view photos from the night where I spent my time signing books, floating incredulously in the air and hugging friends (and strangers!) click here. The photos were taken by Jacob Sammut… you will hear more about this man’s art soon as we are collaborating on a project.

#achievementunlocked #poetry #publishedauthor

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As you might have noticed from my lack of posts, I’ve been extremely busy lately. This week I had the official launch of my book Pomegranate Heart that went very well, especially thanks to my sponsors Palazzo Pereira, George Borg Ltd and Carnaby Wines.

The weather was perfect and we were able to stay in the charming courtyard chatting, drinking wine and (for me) signing books. I can’t begin to explain how excited I was, but more on that later – with photos hopefully!

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I’ll get to the recipe. This is something I’ve been making a few times a week recently, since it’s light, quick to make and very easy to throw together. I prefer a mixture of buckwheat and quinoa or even buckwheat on its own, but you can use it with rice or couscous if you prefer.

You will need:

2 medium chopped onions
2 teaspoons medium to hot curry
3 tablespoons sweetcorn
1 large can of tuna fish, drained
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 can beans of your choice (e.g. kidney, broad, soya), drained

Cook your preferred grain – buckwheat, rice, quinoa, couscous or a mixture of any of these. In the meantime, cook the onions and curry in olive oil for 5 minutes until softened and translucent, do not let them burn. Add the sweetcorn and beans, and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, and add the tuna and mayonnaise.

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Mix everything together and serve warm or cold. This is a great lunchbox recipe too and I find it actually tastes better the next day. Play around with the ingredients to make it different every time, for example add capers and olives, use different herbs instead of curry. IMG_20150413_125927Let it cool completely before placing in the fridge and don’t keep rice for longer than 48 hours or so.