On the whole everyone just wants to get on with their own lives and is tolerant of everyone elses.
Most people are using a mobile phone while they travel, which is interesting; what would we do without them now?
I wouldn't want to live here again, it's all so different. I am the alien! I have become accustomed to Malta's smallness (in all senses) and the familiarity of knowing that wherever I go I usually know someone. On my last, brief, visit back a stranger recognised me in the supermarket and I was quite shocked, but the anonymity of London could be quite lonely couldn't it? Or is it because I have been away from England so long that I don't have friends here any more?
I am hoping to be back in Malta for the November First Friday, but who knows. Meanwhile I'm just drawing on the experience of day-to-day......