Charlotte S.

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    Is-Sorijiet ta Pompei / Pompei's Nuns

    By the storytellers at Dar Padova Their hands folded They're praying together They're asking them They're praying 'Song... Stella gleams ..... our Gorgi' She leaves like a Gozitan S... More »

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    The Puny Troubles of PABLO

    By the storytellers at Butterfly Residence, Simblija The smaller boy is getting going. He is squaring up for a real fight. Everyday. They're on the sand - in Italy, Romoli. It's afternoon. ... More »

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    Eddie or Santanelli

    By the Storytellers at Butterfly Residence , Simblija Care Home Call him Eddie Call him something else Can't put my finger on it! Quite old people He's happy, he's grinning He knows what ... More »

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    Polka Dot

    By the Storytellers at Butterfly Unit, Simblija Residence She's not up to anything She's on her Bike. It was a holiday on a motorbike. Red Label, Very Fast. It was Red. I rode it often. ... More »

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    So many shoes ! / Hafna Zraben

    By the Storytellers at Dar Padova They put on their shoes. Some are brown, others black and some are red. My sister had a red pair of shoes. They put them on, they are dancing. They are on s... More »

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    Romeo & Juliet are looking in

    By the storytellers at Buttrerfly Unit - Simblija Home It's beautiful It's for the ladies It happens in Paris It's evening - much later than evening, late evening. It's winter and they're lo... More »

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    GIVE US A KISS / THE FOUR NAUGHTY BOYS

    by the Storytellers at Simblija They are quarreling They are having a fight, those 4 boys On the sand, on the beach, in their playground One of them has a big black dot It happened at schoo... More »

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    Buznaj's Peppina / Peppina tal-Buznaj (Fuq ix-Xatt)

    By the Storytellers at St. Vincent de Paul She's running. She's got a dog and the dog has snatched her cloth. He's pulling at it. Look at him ! He stood still. The girl is running, with the dog ... More »

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    Dancing to the Musical

    By the Storytellers at Simblija Care Home Her name is Plumpy cos she's quite plump. She's doing a sort of dance She's got not small bosoms She's dancing in a group of people They're in th... More »

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    The story of Joanna

    By the Storytellers at Simblija Gardens The girl is driving a car. Its damn good. I had a very good car. What was it ? What about you? I think a small car is better. It's a small car but... More »

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    I WAS POSTMAN

    By the storytellers at Dar Padova He's showing St. Joseph to ride the donkey So Herod doesn't get killed He's reading He's delivering letters Who? Ganni Guzeppina, (for) St. Joseph That... More »

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    Ommok Vitorja / Your mother is Vitorja

    By the storytellers at Dar Padova I'm going to tickle her under here. She's next to the sea Dahlet Qorrot Beach Giuseppina, Salvina or Rosie She's got a daughter. Her knees are showing. ... More »

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    That's Amore

    By the Storytellers at Saint Vincent De Paul They're not wearing pants My great grandmother looks better than them! They're on the watch, their hands tied, They have a headscarf - They're pr... More »

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    The lady who went dancing/Il mara li marret tizfen

    It’s a woman - she’s single/ unmarried. They’re dancing the ‘Jive’ or are at the Festa Band March. The boy is still. That’s definitely a woman- she’s wearing a skirt! There’s a sound of mus... More »

  • Beautiful Questions
    THE SIGHTS & SOUNDS OF OUR YESTERDAYS

    By : Mary & Patricia The most beautiful sound is when I dream that I'm at home with my parents. We are playing some games 'Five Stones' ('Hames Caghqiet') or 'I spy with my little eye'. ... More »

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    THIEVES ON A JOB/ IL HALLELIN MARRU JISIRQU

    Man and girl, Woman It's a man and a young girl. They're holding onto the mattress. It's a sofa not a mattress The young girl and the man There's a window And what's next to the window? ... More »

  • First Time
    The first time I went on holiday

    By the Storytellers at Simblija I was scared being in an aeroplane - especially the take off. When it's summer here, it's winter there I went to Lourdes - it's very Holy. I cried when I wen... More »

  • First Time
    The first time I went to school

    By the storytellers at Simblija (Pat)I cried that day - cos I left my mum - even I ! We were a mixed school - boys & girls at St. Catherine's (Richard) My mother made me bread with Kunserva ... More »

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    Clearly she was unwell

    By a Storyteller - Butterfly unit How sweet they are. They make it pretty and take it wherever as long as it's nice. I'd like to see someone else Those fantastic things - those cushions. Tha... More »

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    A dog tugging at her heels !

    By the Storytellers at Butterfly Unit I think it was in the 60's By the seaside, in America. There's the sound of the sea, the smell of the beach, of the Ocean cos you can see it. It's ob... More »

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    Toni u Karmni

    Hemm Pupa Bajda Jisimha Giga jew Gigi Qeghdin fuq il-bank Grat 50 sena ilu Zewgt irgiel fuq is-sufan Fuq is-sufan ma jistax jkunu Zewgt irgiel jittawlu minn fuq is-sufan Mara u Ragel Sa... More »

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    The Seaside !

    By the storytellers at Butterfly Unit - Simblija She's smiling cos she's facing a camera She's smiling cos she's listening to music She's a happy person It looks like she's hitching something... More »

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    Those legs !

    By the participants of Butterfly Residence, Simblija Gardens They're on a stage. It's got to be very good. It happened right at the end. They were bowing behind the curtain - when that curta... More »

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    Meeting Friends /Iltqajna mal-Hbieb

    Storytellers at St. Vincent De Paul Two men. One is sitting, putting up his leg. He's putting on his shoe. And the other is tying his shoe lace. And the other has a pipe. Pawlu and Ganni. Hen... More »

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    Tfajla Romantika

    By the Storytellers at St Vincent De Paul Qeghda l-Imnajdra Fuq Ir-Ramel Konkos, mhux ramel. Le ghax inkella taqa u tweggha. Fuq ir-Ramel. Kien l-erbgha u bnazzi Gurnata Xemxija Dik Ste... More »

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    The Christmas Postman /Il-Postman tal-Milied

    By Storytellers at St. Vincent de Paul The postman is busy. He's got a package He's delivering letters Christmas letters Does he have a bag full of letters on his shoulder? He's just been... More »

  • Tradition
    Traditions of Christmas - Our childhood Christmas

    by the Storytellers at Simblija Gardens Christmas Tree, Christmas Pudding Father Christmas Brings us some toys The Snowman Turkey & Cranberry Sauce Going for Midnight Mass and hearing the se... More »

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    The loving Father

    By the storytellers at Butterfly Unit, Simblija Care Home It happens at the Sea John's Beach on Long Island or Coney Island They're close to each other I was working on Long Island as a Pries... More »

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    Il Convoy ta Santa Marija / St. Mary's Convoy

    By the Storytellers at Dar Padova, Gozo There's a man, with a walking stick in his hand. There's a butterfly Going into the rock To avoid the war bombs He's walking behind the butterfly To ... More »

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    Josephine is a show off !

    By the participants of Butterfly Unit, Simblija Care Home It happens on a beach near the sea It could be Goa Beach, or Golden Sands. She's called Josephine and she's jumping up. She's from ... More »

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    Be careful

    By the Storytellers of Butterfly Unit - Simblija Care Home He's called Edward Not really He looks like Hand on Hip Rearing to go United States, this is where they are Most of them are ... More »

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    The Yellow Butterfly /Il-farfett l-isfar

    By the storytellers at St. Vincent De Paul There's a pensioner walking at the back. The butterfly is stuck here. He's walking with his stick, with the butterfly. A flying butterfly. When I w... More »

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    Timmy hurries home to get a well-earned siesta

    By the storytellers at Butterfly residence, Simblija Not much of a butterfly From his moves Let's see where you are That's where I come from. He's a very nice man He's an elderly gentlema... More »

  • What does JOY mean to you?
    Memories & thoughts o

    BY ETHEL, MARGARET AND PATRICIA Simblija Care Home JOY IS IS THE BIRTH OF MY FIRST DAUGHTER. SUDDENLY YOU ARE TWO. I WAS ALONE AND MY MOTHER HAD TO COME. THAT WAS AN ADDED JOY TO HAVE MY ... More »

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    Timmy

    By the Storytellers of Simblija Butterfly Residence Timmy He's got his ears - OOOOh He came from a carrier bag No idea The sounds we hear - Um Um Um Maaa He's rather sweet He has a fathe... More »

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    Lejliet il-Festa /On the eve of the Feast

    By the storytellers at St. Vincent de Paul It happened in the City (Valletta) my City Strada Rjali. In Birgu, or Hamrun. William, Jeffrey, Birgandin 182 St. Philip Street There's a flag ... More »

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    Woman with dog / Mara bil-kelb

    By the storytellers at Dar Padova There's one - she's swimming And she has a doggy behind her A woman dressed She's got a dog She's dressed in black Today 'Benji' the dog and the othe... More »

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    Mr. Patience

    By the storytellers at Butterfly Unit, Simblija Care Home It takes place at sea - at Armier Oh no ! That's the last place without a doubt. He's got a rain mac and he's waiting to get on the Bo... More »

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    Jien tlaqt san Nadur u qlajt xeba !/ I went to Nadur and got a beating !

    By the Storytellers at Dar Padova It happened in South America He's a smart man He looks like a soldier Tight-lipped Someone shut him up. He's holding the flag pole hands on his hips He... More »

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    Ghal Fuq iz-Ziemel - A jump onto the horse

    By the Storytellers at Imtarfa Home He's jumping off the horse. He's jumping with his guitar. They're at Mellieha Bay They are the Cinema ! He left his horse and started going higher Poor... More »

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    The Waster

    By the storytellers at Butterfly Unit, Simblija He could be drunk ! Drunk on Vodka. He is called Boraccio ! That's Spanish for drunk. He got a punch in the neck, because he is holding his nec... More »

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    Here's hoping

    By the storytellers at Butterfly Unit, Simblija Gardens. He's got lovely white teeth. He jumped into a plane It's what he's doing Not even a dog, or a cat It looks like he's trying to jump i... More »

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    Go l-baskett ma Joqodx ! / He doesn't fit in the bag

    By the Storytellers of St Vincent de Paul Baby Boy, Jesmond, nice name or Joseph, or Jimmy, they're all nice Mark then. He came from Hal Luqa, or from San Gorg That's what they used to sa... More »

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    Smile You're on Candid Camera !

    By the Storytellers at Dar Padova He's a cutie ! Giovanni, let's call him by your name gianni or Johnny or Joey, for St. John He's really sweet, like yours. He came from Xewkija, from Nadu... More »

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    He's a clever one by the look of him

    By the storytellers of St. Joseph Ward, St. Vincent de Paul He's in a bag He longs to walk, but is too small. He's 9 months, or a year or a year and a half. He's next to a flower pot on the w... More »

  • Connection
    To connect

    By the Storytellers at Simblija Care Home Connection To put together When you haven't seen someone for many years When you remember 'I haven't called my brother in many years' I dictated an... More »

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    Shoeshine!

    By the storytellers at Butterfly Unit, Simblija Residence. It's a nice picture cos he's smoking his pipe. That man - I know what they should be. That man is brushing all over the pipe. He's j... More »

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    Fil Festa ta San Gorg / At St. George's Feast

    By the Storytellers at St. Vincent De Paul Gian Gian or Gawdenz Piano Accordion He's in some garden in the Square He's playing at a wedding He closes it and places it on the chair He goe... More »

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    Kemm jinqala biex idoqq / He's a good musician

    By the Storytellers at Dar Padova Pjuttost narah bhala muzicist U qaleb ghal-mara Zeppi Gianna Mela mara dik? Gianna l-micuca qed idoqq l'argunett (tal-halq) 'il la-la-la-la' jew qed jidg... More »

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    Happy Go Lucky !

    By the Storytellers at Mtarfa He's in a Restaurant Like a club - a Musician He's playing the organ - or the violin. He's got a cap like a Police hat - a cap to play. He's 'Dulli' (tv person... More »

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    Happy Hunter Ha Ha !

    By the storytellers at Butterfly Unit - Simblija Care Home It's a type of Binoculars It's a Uniglass He's looking at the stars. He's not meant to be here. He's Jack or Thomas He's 25 or c... More »

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    At the Game

    By the residents of Butterfly Unit They're playing Rugby, or at school Appenham Whoever it iS. Unfortunately he dropped his brolly Because it was raining. It looks as if there's a duck S... More »

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    A BRAVE WOMAN

    By the storytellers at Butterfly Unit, Simblija. At the back of the gentleman you see horns. I think she's dancing. She's getting quite excited. She's got all those musicians around and she'... More »

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    The Fugitive

    By the storytellers at Butterfly Unit, Simblija Gardens He's going to jump off and hurt his head. He's looking at a Boat - a small boat There are birds above him 4 or 7 He'd never jump - beca... More »

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    Its Autumn !

    There's a couple That girl is in white. The whole lot is lovely. I don't know the area. She goes swimming. I like swimming. I have a house near the sea and we go there in summer. I like En... More »

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    Wheelchair Dancing /Iz-zfin iraqqek jew iwaqqek

    By the storytellers at Mtarfa Home She's dancing 'Lets Twist Again' When I was thin, I used to love dancing to it - like me... Like a Ballerina She's wearing a high heel. With such a heel y... More »

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    Dancer Dance !/ Zeffiena

    By the storytellers at St. Joseph Ward, St. Vincent de Paul She's from around here. It was Carnival We laughed lots ! She's dancing - like this, the Jive. No, its a normal dance - as she nor... More »

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    JUMPING JACK FLASH

    By the storytellers at Butterfly Unit, Simblija Residence He's jumping How did they do it ? He's singing and strumming - It's a ukelele, maybe. It happened in the desert. They're singing ... More »

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    Postman Pat

    By the storytellers at Butterfly Unit They're looking at Pictures. It's Christmas - which is quite good. He's reading it in front of somebody's door. He is a postman and comes from Valletta... More »

  • Girl and her Brother
    Boy & Girl

    By the storytellers at Butterfly Unit, Simblija Care Home What a sad face ! The poor boy She's very sad - she looks it. She's carrying her son, he's 4 years old. He's clinging and holding on... More »

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    Winners

    By Storytellers at Butterfly Unit - Session 2 They're playing Rugby He lost his umbrella It's not lost cos I can see it quite clearly It just dropped out of his hands. They're running for th... More »

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    Ghar Lapsi, Stenna l-Vapur

    By 10 storytellers at Imtarfa (In Maltese) San Pawl il-Bahar is-Sur Tonin - Kien kattiv ghax kien jibza li ser nerqu. Min hu? Ragel pensjonant, imma kien tal-flus. Kellu l-flus ghax ke... More »

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    Diehel il-Vapur / The Boat is coming in

    By the storytellers at St. Joseph Ward - St. Vincent de Paul Marbut max-Xatt Dejjem ikun hemm Simon jew Xmun Tista tghidlu 'watchman'. I like him. Meta jkollu x-xoghol ikun jaqbel li jmur l... More »

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    Hanini Pulizija

    By the storytellers at Imtarfa Kien Ghannej Kien Jghanni fuq il-pajjiz - Malta Jismu Karmnu Qed jixxotta l-gharaq ghax qed ihoss is-shana. Ser Jinza. Ha jirbah lilu nnifsu. Qed jghati da... More »

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    In-Nannu u l-farfett

    By the storytellers at St. Joseph Ward, St. Vincent de Paul Its Carnival He was visiting his wife in hospital She's got a tummy ache - Poor love ! But he's handicapped. He has a butterfly ... More »

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    Konna xi zmien qisna Friefet/ We were once like Butterflies

    By the storytellers at Imtarfa Home - Hemm 'Butterfly'. Ghandu farfett u miexi bil-krozzi jew bil-bastun. Le bil-Krozzi. Sejjer id-dar l-Imtarfa jew il-quddies ta San Pawl, Ir-Rabat. Hu xi ... More »

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    The Bay of Pigs

    By the storytellers at Butterfly Unit, Simblija Home He's lifting 8 people up No - its 9 people ! He hit someone's head. It's very difficult. It's a Yankee he's called Joe, Clumsy Joe It... More »

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    Harga hdejn il-Bahar Mal-Principessa Mxarrba /Walk by the Sea with with the wet Princess

    By the storytellers at Mtarfa Home We are in the bay, next to the beach We are in Mellieha or Xemxija Xemxija forms part of Mellieha She isn't fat, but is neither thin 'She's abundant roun... More »

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    L-Gherf tal Anzjani Nisa -

    By the storytellers at Mtarfa Tigri fix-xifer ta Bugibba. Dak bieb ta Razett. Qeghdin fil-kantina ghax hemm id-dlam. Il-kont ma hallsuhx u gie il-Pulizija biex iharrikhom Forsi CID - mhux... More »

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    Iz-Zmien tal Antik - Those olden days

    By the storytellers at St. Joseph Ward - St. Vincent de Paul They're from Zejtun, this lot. They're in the shelter - that's where we were. She was at the bottom. That's the door of San Girg... More »

  • Girl and her Brother
    It-tifla tal-Bukett/ The Flower Girl

    by the storytellers at St. Vincent De Paul Day Centre She's carrying her son A sweet girl They're going to Mdina because its quiet there and noone sees them. They have a secret - they would l... More »

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    Happy Girl on the Beach

    By the Storytellers of Active Age - Mind & Body, Simblija Gardens There was a woman on a Beach in Tigne. She jumped to catch the plate - a frisbee She's wearing a floral dress and sunglassed t... More »

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    Hbiberija Orkestrali / An orchestral friendship

    By the storytellers at Imtarfa It happens at the ShoeMaker - sure Perhaps in a theatre There's a man doing that. They're on stage. Legs. The shoes are not in pairs - there are 10. There ... More »