It was time for another ladies holiday away but this time with the purpose of celebrating Ginny’s 60th Birthday. She was given the task of deciding where she would like to go and Budapest was a popular choice due to the fact none of us had been there but had all heard good things. After some travel planning earlier in the year we managed to find reasonable flights from Stansted with Ryanair and a lovely looking apartment from Booking.com and away we went.
Malta was somewhere on our list of European countries we hadn’t been to and looking for a warm break in October is no easy feat! After ruling out Cyprus due to the cost and looking at a map we decided to check out Malta. With average temperatures of low to mid 20 degrees Celsius, it seemed a comfortable option although we were aware there was also a possibility of rain at that time of year. We had arranged to go away with Caitlin and a friend, and with Malta as the agreed destination (having ruled out Croatia on grounds of lower temperature), we managed to find reasonable flights with Air Malta from a new airport for us, Southend. We had dropped someone off there previously and had a good run so didn’t discount it from future travel and here was our opportunity!