Geocaching in Malta

Last week we was away on holiday in Bugibba, Malta. We was lucky to have wifi in our apartment so using the Geocache app on my phone I searched to see of there was one local to where we was staying. To our surprise there was one just on the next road along.

geo

We have found a couple of geocaches back home in England and couldn’t wait to see if we could find the Welcome to Bugibba one.

I gathered the boys around and read out the Geocache description

“Living in Bugibba I came across the thought it needs a Geocache near the Main Square, but also a bit hidden so the cacher gets a closer look into the back roads of the touristy town and can log undisturbed from the tourist-muggles.

Don’t be afraid of the dogs next door, they bark only”

The Hint was ‘Corsair’

We knew from walking around the local streets that Corsair was the Diving centre around the corner, so we headed on over to them.

1440174363529

 

It was on a short walk away, a few minutes later we was stood in front of the shop and looking up at a big shop sign.

Joseph put his hand behind the sign and felt around, he touched something hard and pulled it out.

1440174362692

Inside the box was a log sheet and few items to exchange something for.

1440174363182

The boys placed in a 10 pence piece and a luggage lock, they took away a little bead and a shell.

1439835999465
Joseph with his treasure

We love to explore new areas and geocaching is a great way of doing that, it’s exciting and thrilling, especially when you get the cache.

We did try to find another Cache that was a little further away but as I had no GPS on my phone it was a little harder and we didn’t succeed in finding it. We will try next time we are there and hopefully we will be adding another find to our geocache list.

If you like exploring, why not download the app and get finding some geocaches 🙂

image

Share

Christmas Advent Hunt

With three children at this particular time of the year our house is bursting at the seams with excitement. To count down the days until 25th December the boys have the normal chocolate character advent calenders to open up every day that Daddy bought for them from the supermarket but we also do our own little personalised advents too, jut to add to the excitement.

We have 24 little stockings hanging from string running up our staircase, in each little stocking there is either a little chocolate, sweet, money and the boys favourite is little favours from Mummy and Daddy for example ‘a great big hug and a squeeze from mummy’ or ‘a choice of dinner’.

Children love the excitement of opening a gift and not knowing what they have received so this year in our house we are doing an Advent Hunt.

Each day through December til the 25th I will fill up a gift bag displaying the day on it ie: 1,2,3,4,5 etc and inside will be a little gift for them.
I will hide it around the house each day in a different place and at different times of the day for them to find.

So far day 1 was hidden on the sticks in the corner of the living room, day 2 was in the kitchen, day 3 was hanging on the key hooks and day 4 was on the tree.
I place crafts, pencils, small toys, Lego pieces, clothes and stickers in them.

20121205-215135.jpg

The boys love hunting out there next gift and they never know what’s inside, I love looking at their little faces full of excitement and surprise. Not only are they playing a game but are being rewarded at the same time.
When they see the gift bag they scream and shout to each other and jump up and down “I found it, I found it!” You can hear them saying.

I think this advent hunt will now become one of our Christmas activities to do every year 🙂

Share