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Hello there!  Time to update you with a new blog, and a competition too!  More on that a little later, but as promised, a travelog of Colin’s and my recent trip to Malta.  I was very glad that the article all about scary noises you can hear in planes and what they mean, was one I didn’t spot until we’d landed, otherwise I may have spent the entire journey hyperventilating!   As it was we had a smooth flight to Gatwick and it was almost as warm there as it had been in Gozo when we’d left some hours earlier. Hard to believe it had been 12 days since we’d left on a grey day, but we had wall to wall sunshine for the entire holiday. As I’d predicted though, so did you!! Shame it didn’t last though, as my washing was left overnight on the line in torrential, far too wet to bring indoors!

Keep reading to enter this fab competition 🙂

For those of you who regularly read the blog, you will know that this was a first time visit to Malta and Gozo for both Colin and I.  Thanks to you though, we had plenty of advice and recommendations of where to eat and what to visit, and so we knew we had a lot to look forward to. It was a spectacular arrival after a very smooth flight, because we were greeted with a magnificent firework display over the airport car park!

Asking if there was a special event on, we were told that it was a rehearsal for the weekend’s festivities. Apparently fireworks are often let off during the day too! Driving on the same side of the road was a real bonus as we arrived in the evening, and we’d brought our TomTom with us so we were at the hotel within 20 minutes.

We’d chosen to stay in Malta for our first two nights, and found a lovely hotel right on the beach in St. Julian’s. Golden Beach is one of the only sandy beaches on Malta and with clear water and wonderful waves it was a relaxing way to spend our first day.

We drove into Valetta that night and had a fabulous meal of Maltese Beef Olives – Bracioli – which are delicious, and surprisingly don’t include olives at all! The following day we decided to explore, and as we’d driven past a magnificent walled city set high up on a hill the night before, we were delighted to discovered that it was Mdina – somewhere many of you had recommended we visit.  And we were so glad we did.

Unlike a great many places that date back to medieval times and are open to the public, this city is home to 300 people, and their beautiful houses make up a large part of the buildings within the walls.  It is known as the Silent City, and although it’s sunny streets were fairly busy there was definitely a sense of peace about the place.  Amazing views too – right the way across to the sea from the highest point.  The architecture is very Italian, and indeed the City has several Palazzos – Santa Soffia and Vilhena – both incredibly beautiful.

Having gone back to our hotel for our cases we then took the ferry to Gozo. Such an incredibly efficient service – you don’t have to pay on your way out – and there are boats every 45 minutes. This is us thrilled at the prospect of spending the next ten days on an island that felt like home to us from the moment we arrived.

Gozo is one of 21 islands in the Mediterranean Sea that make up the Maltese archipelago, and was formed over 12,000 years ago! It had originally been a bridge between Sicily and Malta before geological changes in the earth changed it.  We’d booked into a recently refurbished hotel in the middle of Xaghra – small but very pretty – and from the roof top pool area, you could almost see across the entire island!

We had dinner that evening in a lovely restaurant which was one of many around the main square.  This magnificent church is indicative of many of the beautiful places of worship you’ll find all over the island and looks equally pretty at night time too!  It was just a short walk from our hotel and so we sampled one of the local wines as well as the traditional rabbit pasta which was very tasty!

We thought we’d explore a little in the morning and had a look around Xlendi (pronounced Shlendi) which was really pretty.  A great many beautiful apartments overlooking the bay, and beautiful deep blue sea.

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It was an exceptionally hot day, and so we were quite relieved that there was a strong wind which was not only cooling, but made for some crashing great waves on Ramla beach, which is where we then drove to and spent the rest of our Sunday.

The sand is genuinely this orange colour, and very soft.  A fair few stones on the left hand side of the beach, but we made our way up to the right, and spent a fabulous afternoon jumping the waves and playing in the surf which was like champagne bubbles. Dinner that evening was in Otters Bistro, right on the front in Marsalforn Bay. We were lucky to find a table because half of the outdoor seats had been moved away from the water’s edge, to save the diners from being drowned!  I filmed this as we arrived, and then a little more when we left.  It was a little like extreme dining!

The wind hadn’t really dropped at all the next morning, so we set off towards another part of the island just past Qbajjar Bay in Mellieha where there are the most amazing seascapes and the famous Azure Window – Tieqa tad-Dwerja. The waves crash underneath it and then through it, and it’s so famous it’s been featured in many films including Game of Thrones! One of the other guests at the hotel had told us it was a must see!

We parked a little way up the road and walked in the sunshine to where the limestone sea caves had created this natural window.  It was possibly the busiest tourist haunt, with hundreds of people, stalls selling souvenirs and postcards showing this famous blow hole.  Well, Colin and I walked all the way along the end of the rock and peered down into the ocean and across to the other cliff edge but couldn’t see anything.  We both thought that maybe the tide was in and so it was hidden, but found out a little later that it had collapsed just three months earlier following a storm!! It was still a beautiful coastline, and we were glad we’d visited, but we wondered how many more thousands of tourists would continue searching for the long gone window!

Feeling a tad warm, we decided to find a beach and headed for Qala where there is a small stony inlet called Triq ta, that has the most fabulously clear water, and a stiff breeze from the ocean.  There are boat trips from there to Camino Bay and the Blue Lagoon, and so we earmarked that for another day

Because Gozo is only 11 miles by nine miles, it never takes long to arrive somewhere new.  One day we discovered these fabulous historic salt pans.

Hard to believe but they were actually created by The Romans and were part of the island’s first industry. They are still used to this day, providing rock salt for fine dining or for Spa treatments. Sea water is brought up from Xwenji bay (which is up to 90 metres deep in parts and favoured by deep sea divers) and then dries out in the heat of the sun.  The whole area takes up about one kilometre, and the sea is the colour of tanzanite.  I could have stayed there for days just watching the ocean.

But, time stands still for no man and over the next week we visited Gozo’s capital Victoria, a busy and colourful town which is watched over by the Cittadella set up on the hill and surrounded by high sandstone walls. It has been inhabited since the Bronze Age, and the first reference to it dates back to 1241! Around that time the island’s inhabitants were required to spend their nights there, but as the population grew so did the village of Rabat which was then surrounded by a moat and huge walls, and the Cittadella in the centre.

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Over the centuries there has been a great deal of work carried out but the latest renovations began in 2014 and has included the re-tiling of the many paths, streets and the piazza and a great deal of structural work. A great deal of the building though is still original, and is beautifully kept – very well worth a visit.  Somewhere else that marries modern day with ancient architecture is Ta pinu – a National Shrine close to the village of Gharb. This beautiful church is set on the edge of hill in open countryside, and has recently had the most fabulous mosaics built outside it, depicting the story of Christ.

We had wall to wall sunshine every single day, and literally not a cloud in the sky. Apart from the really strong wind at the beginning of the holiday,  we were spoiled with cooling breezes that carried on them the smell of wild rosemary and fennel.

The streets are never crowded and the roads are fairly empty, and so it’s a joy to explore. Both Colin and I tanned really well, and I have to tell you that the new Face 30 with the tan activator in it is all I used on my face for the entire holiday!  Colin used the Body 30 with the tan activator and didn’t burn at all, so if you’ve never tried these products, make sure you read to the bottom of this page!

We ate beautiful food, sampled locals wines, and even tried the special prickly pear liquor – the cactus grows by the roadside, and has these stunning yellow flowers.

The highlight of the holiday for me though was the boat trip to Camino and the Blue Caves.  I have always been fixated by turquoise waters and these more than lived up to my expectations. I will just say though that the boats will drop you at a jetty, as there is no beach there. You have to find a space on the rocks to sit, but boy is it worth it! Just look at this incredible sea.  Swimming in it was heaven, and I will never forget how beautifully clean and clear the water was.

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On our last day we decided to take a picnic to Wied-il-Mielah to watch the sun set, and discovered a sea window that was still intact!  You have to drive down a very narrow track for about a mile to find it, but the coastline there gives you an uninterrupted view of the sun dropping down into in the ocean.  It was the perfect way to end what had been a brilliant holiday and the beginning of what I believe is going to be for us, an everlasting love of this stunning island.

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It all seems a long time ago now, and although my tan is lasting pretty well thanks to Gatineau’s Tan Accelerator, and the new Tan Activating sun protection from Ultrasun.  So impressed was I with the products that when I told Abi Cleve who runs the British arm of the company, she very kindly offered a collection of them for me to give to you as a prize on the blog! What a generous collection!  £103 of value in the five full size products – the Body Tan Activator 30, the Glimmer 20, the Sports Spray 50, the Face 30, and the Ultralip 30!  Safe tanning with a once only application, and a long lasting tan too!

Competition time!

If you’d like to win this brilliant bundle then all you need do is decide which of the following answers correctly matches this question: Which rays of the sun can cause long-lasting and penetrating damage to the skin?

1) UVA rays

2) UVB rays

3) UVC rays

Just post your answer in the comments below and make sure to leave an email address (don’t worry, this won’t be made public). The competition closes at noon on Wednesday 26th July and a winner will be drawn at random by me, on air. Full terms and conditions can be found here Good luck!

Before that I’ve got some lovely shows to share with you.  Three hours of stunning gold jewellery with Jan Springer on Friday the 21st July at 6pm, and then two hours of Diamonique on Sunday the 30th from 8pm. Oh, and Christmas in July on the 25th – of course!

I do hope you’ll be able to join me for some of those, and I wish you the best of luck with the competition. Let me know what you think of the photographs and I’ll look forward to hearing from you soon.

With my love, Ali xx

467 Comments

  1. carol williams July 19, 2017 at 9:37 am -  Reply

    What a fantastic holiday. Amazing photographs.
    The answer is 1-UVA rays

  2. Bev taylor July 19, 2017 at 9:42 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali

    What beauty photos. We went to Malta when the kids were younger. The people are so friendly.

    The answer is a) UVA

  3. Sarah Prescott July 19, 2017 at 9:46 am -  Reply

    Answer is uva rays,love your photos it sure does look like a magical place xx

  4. Gillian Carter July 19, 2017 at 9:51 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison, looks like you and Colin had a wonderful holiday in Malta and Gozo!!
    The answer to Ultrasun competition, I think is: 1} UVA Rays.

  5. Maxine July 19, 2017 at 10:12 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison glad you had a lovely holiday, Malta and Gozo are beautiful places and like you i will also go back there. The answer is A) UVA rays.

  6. Helen Armstrong July 19, 2017 at 10:15 am -  Reply

    Correct answer is UVA rays

  7. Marie Mugford July 19, 2017 at 10:19 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali

    Lovely blog as always. Your holiday looks wonderful hopefully I will be lucky enough to visit myself one day with my Colin.
    I would love to win the Ultrasun comp as I an’t imagine being without it. The answer is
    A. UVA rays.

    Mariexx

    • Alison Keenan July 24, 2017 at 8:52 pm -  Reply

      I know you would both love it! Ali x

  8. Karen Witney July 19, 2017 at 10:44 am -  Reply

    I believe it is UVA that is most damaging

  9. Brenda July 19, 2017 at 10:54 am -  Reply

    UVA rays – Use this all year round, fab. x

  10. jean Woodhouse July 19, 2017 at 10:54 am -  Reply

    The answer is UVA

  11. Jodi Bodell July 19, 2017 at 11:01 am -  Reply

    1) UVA Rays

  12. Annette Donnelly July 19, 2017 at 11:15 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali -great competition – I am a great fan of Ultrasun,having used it during a 3,month holiday to Oz and not one sign of sunburn.
    The answer is 1) UVA rays

    • Alison Keenan July 24, 2017 at 8:51 pm -  Reply

      Great To know that Annette! Thank you Ali x

  13. susan doyle July 19, 2017 at 11:47 am -  Reply

    The answer is 1. UVA rays. I am in Tenerife at the moment and would not be without Ultrasun. I have not tried the tinted suncream so that would be a real treat.
    Hope I’m lucky . Sue

  14. PATRICIA MELLOR July 19, 2017 at 11:52 am -  Reply

    Answer is UVA. The photographs are amazing and reflected a lovely calm, relaxing, therapeutic holiday!!

  15. Debbie Man July 19, 2017 at 11:59 am -  Reply

    Ali your lovely pictures of Malta have made me want to go. I am a great fan of Ultrasun which protects the skin so well and so easily. The answer is b) UVB rays cause penetrating damage to the skin.

  16. Julie July 19, 2017 at 12:33 pm -  Reply

    Answer is 1) UVA
    Loved your photos and blog..feel as if I’ve been on holiday myself!!

  17. SANDRA WATCHORN July 19, 2017 at 12:33 pm -  Reply

    1, UVA RAYS

  18. Sue Hopkins July 19, 2017 at 12:34 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali love your blogs, glad you enjoyed your holiday, answer is 1 and2 both very damaging to the skin.x

  19. Susan July 19, 2017 at 12:48 pm -  Reply

    Hiya, pleased you had a lovely trip in Malta.
    Answer is UVA rays (A)!

  20. Sandra hogan July 19, 2017 at 12:50 pm -  Reply

    UVA is the answer. Malta looks great. The photos would make you want to visit.You both look as if you really enjoyed yourselves.

  21. shirley osborne July 19, 2017 at 1:04 pm -  Reply

    1 is the answer uva rays. Also alison i did leave you a question about where do you buy all your nice shoes from ? I greatly admire your fashion on you as you always dress smart and your shoes are to die for .

    • Alison Keenan July 24, 2017 at 8:53 pm -  Reply

      Hi there Shirley, so sorry I must have missed your question, but my shoes are from a variety of places including QVC! Peter Kaiser, Clarks and Vitaform to name but a few, but also Moda in Pella and French Connection. Thank you x

  22. Tracy Stedman July 19, 2017 at 1:41 pm -  Reply

    Answer is 1.) UVA rays xx

  23. Anne Bratley July 19, 2017 at 1:44 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, lovely blog what a great holiday you had. I think the answer to your question is UVA rays.

  24. Pat Bowie July 19, 2017 at 2:18 pm -  Reply

    UVA rays. Fingers crossed I am lucky.

  25. Pauline Fisher July 19, 2017 at 2:28 pm -  Reply

    1. UVA rays

  26. PAMELA BLACKWOOD July 19, 2017 at 2:36 pm -  Reply

    Hello Alison (A) UVA rays

  27. Sadie Wells July 19, 2017 at 2:39 pm -  Reply

    2) UVB are the most damaging.

  28. Valerie Crane July 19, 2017 at 2:39 pm -  Reply

    Answer 1) UVA RAYS. Your holiday looks amazing.

  29. Toni Dick July 19, 2017 at 2:40 pm -  Reply

    Answer 1… UVA

  30. Merche July 19, 2017 at 2:54 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, glad you and Colin had a lovely holiday, enjoyed seeing your pictures. Love Ultrasun it gives full protection, so pleased QVC introduce this to us 2 years ago.
    The answer is :-
    UVB

  31. Carolyn webb July 19, 2017 at 3:08 pm -  Reply

    Hope is UVB!!
    Lovely pics 🌞

  32. Carmel Costigan July 19, 2017 at 3:09 pm -  Reply

    1 uva rays.

    Holiday looked great.

  33. Catherine Windmill July 19, 2017 at 3:12 pm -  Reply

    Delighted you had such a lovely holiday, we hope to go there too one day.
    I love your blogs, I always enjoy reading them, & I love all the pics too, especially of your gorgeous grandaughter.

    Cathy
    x

    Competition Answer
    1) UVA.

  34. Rita Millar July 19, 2017 at 3:14 pm -  Reply

    The Answer is 1) UVA

  35. Lizzer July 19, 2017 at 3:22 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali fab pics! My answer is 3) UVC Rays

  36. Felicity Winter July 19, 2017 at 3:22 pm -  Reply

    1) UVA rays. This collection would be perfect for my Winter Sun 40th Birthday holiday to St Lucia in November!

    • Alison Keenan July 24, 2017 at 8:54 pm -  Reply

      Oooh how lovely! I’ve never been there, but I think Julia has! Good luck with the competiton, Ali x

  37. Karen July 19, 2017 at 3:25 pm -  Reply

    3) UVC rays is my answer ☀️💕 We’re huge fans of Ultrasun in my house, we wouldn’t be without it -x-

  38. Sharon July 19, 2017 at 3:31 pm -  Reply

    UVA, used ultrasun in Malta too

  39. Tina July 19, 2017 at 3:40 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali the answer to your competition is 2 UVB.

  40. Jan Gurmin July 19, 2017 at 3:41 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali the answer is UVA glad you had a great holiday and a great tan to x

  41. Paula Short July 19, 2017 at 3:48 pm -  Reply

    1. UVA Rays

  42. Katie Douglass July 19, 2017 at 3:51 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 2) UVB rays.

  43. Penny July 19, 2017 at 3:51 pm -  Reply

    Lovely to read your blog Ali. I went to Malta on my honeymoon 20 years ago as my husband had lived out there for three years as a boy! Lovely memories!

    • Alison Keenan July 24, 2017 at 8:55 pm -  Reply

      Penny I’m sure you did have some lovely memories – I wonder if your husband was able to remember his years as a child there too?! Love Ali x

  44. lisa jorgeson July 19, 2017 at 4:10 pm -  Reply

    UVA rays.x

  45. Jill Bennett July 19, 2017 at 4:13 pm -  Reply

    1) UVA rays

  46. Jeremy James Hulme July 19, 2017 at 4:20 pm -  Reply

    1) UVA rays

  47. Jane Willis July 19, 2017 at 4:22 pm -  Reply

    I think the answer is both A) UVA rays and B) UVB rays

  48. Laura Hernberg July 19, 2017 at 4:30 pm -  Reply

    1. UVA rays

  49. Fran Whitehead July 19, 2017 at 4:38 pm -  Reply

    The answer is UVA.
    Ali I loved reading your blog or should I say travelogue. Certainly makes you want to visit Malta.
    Fran x

  50. Jan Drayson July 19, 2017 at 4:43 pm -  Reply

    Answer : 1) UVA rays

  51. Gail Garrett July 19, 2017 at 5:08 pm -  Reply

    Uva fabulous photographs.

  52. Fran Wilkinson July 19, 2017 at 5:23 pm -  Reply

    Answer: 1) UVA rays. So pleased you enjoyed your holiday. I have been to Malta/Gozo many, many times and love it. It somehow gets under your skin!

    • Alison Keenan July 24, 2017 at 8:56 pm -  Reply

      Fran that is exactly how we felt! We are planning to return in the autumn all things being even! Ali x

  53. Michelle Evans July 19, 2017 at 5:53 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, the answer is 1) UVA Ray’s . Fingers Crossed x

  54. veronica clarke July 19, 2017 at 5:58 pm -  Reply

    the answer is number 1. UVA rays

  55. Julia Arnold July 19, 2017 at 6:21 pm -  Reply

    Answer- A UVA rays, lovely blog x

  56. Teresa Karasavvas July 19, 2017 at 6:22 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison glad you had a good time in Malta and Gozo. You may remembered I told you that Malta was my first holiday abroad.

    The answer for the competition is B. I would love to win this so I could use it on my holiday to Santorini. Never tried this before. Take care.

  57. Joanne Drake July 19, 2017 at 6:54 pm -  Reply

    1) UVA
    Great blog Ali

  58. Christina Cook July 19, 2017 at 6:59 pm -  Reply

    The answer is (a)uva

  59. katie Stewart July 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm -  Reply

    Answer to competition UVA

  60. Julie July 19, 2017 at 7:24 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    A lovely and informative blog as usual. The photos are amazing and reminds me of the time we spent in Malta which was all of nearly 30 years ago. At the time you were away we were in Croatia and had a lovely time too. I have to say the weather was a bit “iffy”. When it was hot it was hot but other days we had horrendous thunder storms. The one night even the locals were concerned and all the cafes and bars were closed. We were unfortunately about 2 miles from the hotel so by the time we arrived back there we were literally soaked to the skin! I was not amused!! When we came back home to Wales we were in holiday mode so booked our holiday for next year already to Italy. It’s a place I’ve always wanted to visit for some reason. We’ve been to Croatia two years on the trot so will give it a miss next year-but maybe the year after! You really have to go especially Rovinj it’s absolutely beautiful and so quaint with the cobbled streets.
    Hope all is well with you and your family. I will be in touch soon with updates.
    Take Care
    Julie xx The Girls xxxxx

    • Alison Keenan July 24, 2017 at 9:01 pm -  Reply

      Julie thanks so much for letting me know about Croatia – I feel this is somewhere Colin and I definitely need to visit! I’ve heard so many great things about it, that it would be rude not to! You will love Italy – go back over my June blog 2015 – we visited some fab places, and I’m sure you will have an amazing break there. Thanks for the update, love Ali xx

  61. Vikki Wilkins July 19, 2017 at 7:30 pm -  Reply

    B) UVB

    Would love to be able to try out the new activating version when I am in Northern Cyprus soon!

  62. Diane July 19, 2017 at 7:38 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, you both look like you had the most wonderful time, the Blue caves look amazing!
    The answer to your question is UVA rays x

  63. Susan July 19, 2017 at 7:44 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    What a fabulous holiday. You and Colin really do make the most of your time! It sounds stunning though. You look really well as always. I know when people say it feels like a long time ago now it’s just a phrase but just think you most likely will be away again in a few months!
    Is lucy going away with the family? Or the boys? I don’t know how you remember all that info about your holiday destination by the way! You must absorb it! Well done!
    Take care,
    Susan x
    Ps it’s uva rays x

    • Alison Keenan July 29, 2017 at 12:48 pm -  Reply

      Hi there Susan, thanks for your lovely comments! Colin and I do try and cram as much in as possible while we are away, and would love to think we have another break before the end of the year! We’re lucky I know. Lucy is going to come here and stay for a little while Honey, and Jack and Sam very much do their own thing. To be honest I tend to make notes while I’m away on holiday, as I love writing up a blog. It’s a reminder for me! Good luck in the competition, Love Ali xx

  64. Vickie Grant July 19, 2017 at 7:58 pm -  Reply

    UVA. Thank you. You looked liked you both had a lovely holiday.

  65. Yvonne Townend July 19, 2017 at 8:12 pm -  Reply

    (1)UVA Rays

  66. Yvonne Townend July 19, 2017 at 8:14 pm -  Reply

    I use Ultrasun all the time ,also I have provided my Granddaughters with it which they use even on school days

  67. Jane Bilbie July 19, 2017 at 8:24 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, answer is 1) UVA rays

  68. Karen July 19, 2017 at 8:31 pm -  Reply

    Hello Alison great photos. The answer is UVA. Glad you had a good holiday, x

  69. Mandy jennings July 19, 2017 at 8:38 pm -  Reply

    The answer is uvb rays the pictures are great I’m glad you had a good time take carexx

  70. Jill July 19, 2017 at 8:56 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali UVB is the answer, great blog as always love having a peek into your travels. Jilly XXX

  71. Ann Martin July 19, 2017 at 9:31 pm -  Reply

    Uvc rays are the most damaging

  72. caro lgamble July 19, 2017 at 9:54 pm -  Reply

    UVA rays is the answer

  73. Carol Ann Norman July 19, 2017 at 10:02 pm -  Reply

    Hello Alison.
    Glad you had a lovely holiday I enjoyed reading all about it.
    The answer is 1) UVA rays

  74. Carol July 19, 2017 at 10:07 pm -  Reply

    answer, UVB rays

  75. Isabelle McKenzie July 19, 2017 at 10:09 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, UVB rays are the most harmful. PS – loved reading about your trip to Malta.

  76. Morag English July 19, 2017 at 10:14 pm -  Reply

    1) UVA RAYS

  77. Tanya July 19, 2017 at 10:34 pm -  Reply

    my answer is uvb rays . I love ultra sun protection … I am pleased you had a lovely holiday in Malta Alyson …. your holiday album is amazing xx

  78. Anna Birch July 19, 2017 at 10:36 pm -  Reply

    The answer is UVA rays

  79. Mary Morphy July 19, 2017 at 10:56 pm -  Reply

    Good evening Alison and welcome home after what looked like a spectacular holiday. Unusually for me I am writing this at 22.40..not my usual 5sm slot and it’s a school night!!! I have just returned from seeing Dispicable Me 3… thoroughly recommend and extremely funny..but I realised that it’s been a couple of blogs since I last wrote..where has the time gone and I have been a bit busy.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely holiday photo’s…Malta and Gozo certainly look and sound spectacular..I hope you are both rested..although you crammed loads in!
    I don’t finish school until Friday so only 3 days to go before school’s out for summer. The summer term is always frantic and we are all shattered..as are the children who have found the best very difficult and oppressive.. autistic children and heat doesn’t always make for a happy day. However when we took some out for the end of year trip it was thankfully a lot cooler.
    Mum had kept us busy with hospital appointments, procedures and scans but her enlarged bile duct isn’t due to any abnormality and for the moment as she has no symptoms they are going to leave her be.
    Chloe finished school today and is off to Newham next week to volunteer in s homeless centre/ food bank/ soup kitchen as part of a school project and for her Gold Duke of Edinburgh. She will be staying at an Ursuline convent in Ilford for the week..I have told her it will be like Nunartus House in Call The Midwife ! She has her driving test on 15th August so fingers crossed. Jack is fundraising for his Ghana trip..he has a three day meet and greet in Edinburgh in August and then flies out to Ghana on 7th October and returns on the 18th December..I am so very proud of him. He is s little apprehensive but very excited. He will be working towards a qualification too which Will enhance his CV.
    Me and my sister are going to a boot fair with loads of stuff people have donated when the summer holiday starts.
    I am. In the throes of making a three tier suitcase wedding cake for next Friday.. however have minor issue in that the cakes are sponge and my oven has broken and not being fixed until Monday..I am therefore spending all day Friday at my sister’s house baking Victoria sponge and lemon cake!! The wedding is in Poole and I am going alone but trsvelling with two friends who are going and I know the family really well..it’s my best friends son who is getting married and my gift to them I’d their cake. I will send you a pic when it’s done.
    Olly has just brought me a gift..a part of a frog!!!
    Take care and lots of love. Mary

    • Alison Keenan July 29, 2017 at 12:52 pm -  Reply

      Hi there Mary, lovely to hear from you and I’m planning to go and see Despicable Me 3 as it sounds brilliant. So glad you enjoyed the blog and all the photographs. We definitely plan to return to Gozo as we found it very peaceful there. You will have now finished school, and thank you for sending me the photographs of the wedding cake. I hope the bride and groom were as impressed as I was and that you enjoy the wedding in Poole! I hope the weather there was better than here! Well done to Chloe for volunteering to work in the homeless centre. I hope the girls in the content will be as lovely as those in the Nunatas House – only bit of winter I look forward to is the return of this TV series! I bet the next few months will fly past and then Jack will be heading off to Ghana. You have every reason to be proud, it’s a big decision to have made, but I’m certain it will be very good for him. I do hope you’re able to have a bit of time to yourself during the summer holiday, and thanks for keeping in touch as always. Love Ali xxx

  80. Katherine Jane Simonson July 19, 2017 at 11:03 pm -  Reply

    UVA . Ultra sun have amazing products for all . Xxx

  81. Mandy July 19, 2017 at 11:06 pm -  Reply

    UVA rays can cause long term damage by penetrating the skin even in ordinary daylight as well as when the sun shines.

  82. Hannah July 19, 2017 at 11:16 pm -  Reply

    That dress where you’re by the boot of your car is stunning. Looks really fab on you. Where is it from (but guessing the answer is probably qvc 😂)

  83. Martina Sheils July 19, 2017 at 11:18 pm -  Reply

    1. UVA Rays

    Ali you look gorgeously tanned and healthy after your holiday with Colin to Malta. Xx

  84. Robyn boyes July 19, 2017 at 11:42 pm -  Reply

    UVB is the answer. Your photos look amazing. Could dive in for a swim. Lovely

  85. Heather Lyon July 19, 2017 at 11:59 pm -  Reply

    Hi there what a fantastic blog and fab photos.
    Answer to competition is 2)UVB rays

  86. Heather Lyon July 20, 2017 at 12:20 am -  Reply

    Hi there what a fantastic blog and fab photos.
    Answer to competition is 2)UVB rays

  87. Norma Fox July 20, 2017 at 1:03 am -  Reply

    1) UVA rays is the answer.
    Your photos and descriptions are lovely and make me want to visit Gozo. It certainly is a beautiful island.

  88. Christine Shelley July 20, 2017 at 3:44 am -  Reply

    1 ) UVA rays

  89. Martha Craig July 20, 2017 at 4:10 am -  Reply

    1 UVA Ray’s

  90. Alison jones July 20, 2017 at 4:11 am -  Reply

    Answer uva

  91. Rose Edgar July 20, 2017 at 6:41 am -  Reply

    Hello Ali, lovely blog. The answer is UVA rays x

  92. Jane July 20, 2017 at 7:21 am -  Reply

    The answer is UVArays

  93. Matthew Walter July 20, 2017 at 7:59 am -  Reply

    1) UVA rays

    Thanks. Great hol pix. Matthew.

  94. Barbara Michael July 20, 2017 at 8:39 am -  Reply

    Answer is UVA rays – lovely blog Alison glad you both had a lovely holiday.

  95. juliette morrison July 20, 2017 at 8:59 am -  Reply

    UVB rays but UVA are harmful too

  96. Susan Smith July 20, 2017 at 10:14 am -  Reply

    Would love to win this ,think its UVB

  97. SHIRLEY HILLS July 20, 2017 at 10:36 am -  Reply

    The answer is 1) UVA rays
    Glad you had a lovely holiday Ali and the pictures are stunning.

  98. coral dean July 20, 2017 at 10:52 am -  Reply

    The answer is 1) UVA rays

  99. Jane July 20, 2017 at 11:53 am -  Reply

    Answer: UVA Rays

  100. Sarah W July 20, 2017 at 12:04 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison. Lovely holiday stories and photos! My answer is UVA. Sarah x

  101. Susan July 20, 2017 at 12:33 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali what a great blog as usual .It’s made me want to visit Malta.The answer is a)VIA.

  102. Susan July 20, 2017 at 12:36 pm -  Reply

    That should have read a) UVA rays .

  103. Angela Lindsay July 20, 2017 at 12:38 pm -  Reply

    Answer 1) UVA rays

  104. GILL CORBITT July 20, 2017 at 12:58 pm -  Reply

    1) UVA rays

    2) UVB rays

  105. Lorraine July 20, 2017 at 1:08 pm -  Reply

    I think the answer is UVA rays. Glad you had such a wonderful holiday. Photos are fabulous.

  106. Geraldine Crowley July 20, 2017 at 1:18 pm -  Reply

    The answer is A) UVA rays.

  107. Lisa Wolf July 20, 2017 at 1:34 pm -  Reply

    Hi there Lovely to read your blog – you are so beautiful inside and out!

    Answer:1) UVA rays

    Have a great day.

  108. Rebecca July 20, 2017 at 2:17 pm -  Reply

    Answer is = 1) UVA rays

  109. Stephanie July 20, 2017 at 2:23 pm -  Reply

    it is UVA but UVb also causes damage
    i am glad you had a great holiday

  110. Catherine Thompson July 20, 2017 at 2:35 pm -  Reply

    Answer 1) UVA rays.

  111. Fiona Reid July 20, 2017 at 2:40 pm -  Reply

    1 UVA Ray’s x

  112. JoyMac July 20, 2017 at 3:21 pm -  Reply

    The answer is UVA
    Cannot go in the sun without the wonderful Ultrasun

  113. Julie July 20, 2017 at 3:47 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali

    The answer is UVA.

    Julie x

  114. Bernadette Brooks July 20, 2017 at 3:57 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1. UVA rays

    So glad you enjoyed your holiday, lovely photos.

  115. Christine Redpth July 20, 2017 at 4:04 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1). UVA.

  116. Karen Matthews July 20, 2017 at 4:11 pm -  Reply

    UVA the dreaded aging rays!!

  117. Karen Matthews July 20, 2017 at 4:12 pm -  Reply

    UVA – the dreaded aging rays!

  118. Karen Matthews July 20, 2017 at 4:13 pm -  Reply

    The UVA are the Ines in question here.
    Love the blog Alison xx

  119. Lorraine July 20, 2017 at 4:32 pm -  Reply

    U V A rays

  120. Vicky Simmons July 20, 2017 at 4:44 pm -  Reply

    1) UVA. LOVE ULTRA SUN ❤️

  121. Loraine Plumb July 20, 2017 at 4:44 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison so pleased your time in gozo was nice the photos are lovely and weather was kind to you having said that hasn’t it been hot here must say not keen on the humidity hate the feeling of your head sweating it’s different if your not working i think. We have now booked the flights for us all to Florida in April prices were going up and up so it was definitely time to book it and because there are 7of us we all want to be seated together Willa of course will be 2 years by then anyway I’m happier now it’s done I think I said we already had the villa booked . The photo you posted of st’julian’s was nearly identical to a photo we took pretty places sent they . Well nice to see you back on telly and nearly forgot the answer to the question is uva rays best wishes love Loraine xx

    • Alison Keenan July 29, 2017 at 1:55 pm -  Reply

      Hello there, so glad to know that you have now booked your flights to Florida – sounds as though you’re going to have a great time all seven of you! Yes Colin and I were lucky with the weather in Gozo, and although I know it was very hot in England, I’m never good with the heat unless I am near water! Thanks for taking part in the competition, and I will be giving the answer and announcing the winner on air. Love Ali xx

  122. Denise plenderleith July 20, 2017 at 4:45 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1 UVA

  123. Mandy jennings July 20, 2017 at 4:45 pm -  Reply

    The answer is uva and uvb I think both not good for you x

  124. julie cattell July 20, 2017 at 5:05 pm -  Reply

    love reading your blogs always make me smile xxxxand the answer is 1) UVA

  125. Theresa Risby July 20, 2017 at 5:11 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali. Looks like you had a fab holiday. I love Malta and Gozo. The answer is uva rays.

  126. Linda F July 20, 2017 at 5:23 pm -  Reply

    UVA rays are the age damaging rays

  127. Sharon Windram July 20, 2017 at 5:35 pm -  Reply

    Answer to the question is 1)UVA rays. Lovely blog Alison & such fantastic photo’s, certainly makes me want to visit Malta and Gozo. Take care my lovely xx

  128. Judith lennon July 20, 2017 at 5:49 pm -  Reply

    Hello Ali
    Welcome home, so pleased you both had a lovely holiday. Your photos look great and such an informative description of your adventures. You look really well and rested. We still haven’t booked our sunshine holiday yet. The time we normally go coincides with the birthdays of both grandchildren and we have been told that we must come to the party!!!! Dates after coincide with my annual heart check up and when trying to reschedule it the next appointment would not be until January! I’m not prepared to wait that long so we appear to be going round in circles. I am in need of some sunshine on the body to,help with the aches and pains of getting older. It does help. I’m sure something will turn up.
    The answer to your competition is UVA.
    All for now, take care and love and hugs as always. Judith xx

    • Alison Keenan July 29, 2017 at 1:57 pm -  Reply

      Dear Judith I am glad you enjoyed the blog, and reading up about Gozo. I found it interesting learning about the island, and we have decided we are deafly going back! I hope you are able to book something soon, as I like you find the sunshine helps with my aching joints. Exciting to look forward to the birthday parties though, and thank you for taking part in the competition, Love Ali xx

  129. Susie July 20, 2017 at 5:56 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1: UVA.Looks like you had a fantastic holiday Alison,you have come home with a lovely suntan .

  130. Jane July 20, 2017 at 6:09 pm -  Reply

    Hi answer 1 uva rays enjoyed reading your blog brought back memories of my visit to Malta.

  131. Shelagh Byrne July 20, 2017 at 6:20 pm -  Reply

    The answer is a)UVA

  132. Joanna Downey July 20, 2017 at 6:26 pm -  Reply

    Hello Ali, What a sumptuous blog; your photos are glorious with all that amazing Mediterranean blue sky & clear waters & you’ve done an amazing job of promoting both Malta & Gozo. I saw your return show & you looked well rested & glowing. My school holiday started at 3:25 this afternoon & I feel deliriously demob happy, the thought of more than six weeks at home is sublime. I will be at home all the time as I’m not having a summer holiday because Colin is going climbing in Poland next week & in Yosemite at the start of September so fitting in another trip wouldn’t be practical. To be honest if we have decent weather I’m quite happy with a staycation & I have several projects I’m itching to complete, a shelf full of books to read & the girls & grandchildren to visit. I don’t drink on a school night so it’s off to the pub now as I’ve just heard a key in the door so assume it’s Colin. Raising my glass to you Ali. Love from Jo x

    • Alison Keenan July 29, 2017 at 2:01 pm -  Reply

      Dear Jo I am glad you enjoyed the blog, and the photographs – I’m hoping it will inspire many more people to visit the island. You will have had a good week and a bit off school by the time you get this reply, so I hope that although the weather has not been that good, you have been able to get on with some of your projects. My tan is beginning to fade sadly, but I am always hopeful that the weather will improve. I hope you had your girls and grandchildren to visit by now, and that you have read at least one book! I would highly recommend “All the Light we Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr. Kathy Tayler bought it for me for my birthday and it is excellent – very similar in style to the writing of Sebastian Faulkes – quite haunting. Take care, and do keep in touch, love Ali xx

  133. Heather Blaber July 20, 2017 at 6:29 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison
    I have seen you on air since your return from holiday and you look really well. The answer is UVA .

    Stay safe
    x

  134. Ursula McDermott July 20, 2017 at 6:31 pm -  Reply

    UVA is the answer

  135. Mandy July 20, 2017 at 6:35 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    The answer to your competition is 1. UVA. How are you? I’ve not been able to sent a message for ages as we were the victims of a scam on our computer so after an upsetting few days & very helpful friends & bank we’re ok again now. Your photos of Malta & Gozo are gorgeous- I’ve always fancied visiting there & so your pics did not disappoint! It is so nice to see you & your Colin enjoying yourselves & looking carefree & relaxed. (it must be great to get away from voices in your ear piece lol) I am a lover of Greece & know you love it too so wondered how you would compare it?( culture, food, cost of living etc) My holiday to the Isle of Wight is three weeks away & I cannot wait Ali! I’ve started my list of things to take, & do hope for some sunny days. I’ve called the Liz Earle store today & made an appointment for a complimentary hand & arm massage when I go to visit & so can’t wait to meet the ladies there. I’ve been a Liz Earle girl for around 14 years now & so am quite excited to visit their flagship store as I always order directly or from QVC. My hair is growing really well now &, feeling more confident, I’ve started wearing my larger hoop earrings again that I used to wear when I had long hair- hooray. It’s so nice to actually feel the wind in your hair again isn’t it lol. Work is going well, just doing 3 full days at the moment as so tired when I get home but being looked after like royalty & not pressured at all which is very much appreciated. I know not everyone is as fortunate to have such support so I am very lucky & thankful! Thanks for a lovely blog Ali (as always) & sharing your holiday photo diary with us, it’s beautiful. Have a lovely week
    Love & hugs
    From Mandy xxx

    • Alison Keenan July 29, 2017 at 2:08 pm -  Reply

      My dear Mandy, how lovely to hear from you and to know that you are getting on so well. It’s a big step returning to work, but I am delighted to hear that you are being cared for and your colleagues are being so supportive. You are right, I very much love Greece, and in comparison to Gozo there are many similar reasons for visiting. The first has to be the beautiful weather, and also the clean water. Greece is far cheaper to eat out, as the prices in Gozo were quite high. the beaches are very similar – as in not much sand, but lovely pebbles. Quite barren too, but so peaceful. I bet you are excited about your holiday and your Liz Earle experience! Ali Young had a wonderful time there a week or so back, and as you love the products, you will no doubt find something there to treat yourself to! Do let me know how you get on, and I am sure the weather will have perked up by then. Take good care of yourself, Love Ali xx

  136. Janis wainwright July 20, 2017 at 6:54 pm -  Reply

    Answer is uva rays

  137. lorraine macleod July 20, 2017 at 6:56 pm -  Reply

    Hi the answer is UVA .Malta looks lovely.

  138. Angela July 20, 2017 at 7:12 pm -  Reply

    UVA fingers crossed

  139. Alisonboswell July 20, 2017 at 7:12 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Uva.

  140. Elizabeth Hill July 20, 2017 at 7:53 pm -  Reply

    The answer is UVA rays

  141. Janet Turner July 20, 2017 at 7:56 pm -  Reply

    Answer is UVA.

  142. Pauline wilson July 20, 2017 at 8:04 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog as usual. The answer to your competition is A UVA rays. Fingers crossed I’m lucky as my hubby Colin and I are going to lake Garda in September and that lovely selection of Ultrasun will come in very handy.x

  143. vera wormall July 20, 2017 at 8:04 pm -  Reply

    UVA rays do the damage

  144. Andrea Parry July 20, 2017 at 8:05 pm -  Reply

    1) UVA
    Great blog Alison

  145. Tracy C July 20, 2017 at 8:05 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison.
    Glad you have had a lovely holiday.
    The answer is 1:UVA Rays.

  146. Judith Wellings July 20, 2017 at 8:07 pm -  Reply

    UVA, amazing photos, amazing tan! XXX

  147. Emma July 20, 2017 at 8:08 pm -  Reply

    UVA rays
    Would love to win this for our holiday to Cyprus

  148. Edwina hicks July 20, 2017 at 8:10 pm -  Reply

    1. UVA rays.

  149. Wendy Mallinson July 20, 2017 at 8:10 pm -  Reply

    UVA and UVB rays cause skin damage

  150. Lorna Pender July 20, 2017 at 8:12 pm -  Reply

    It’s uva rays that are harmful

  151. Angela booth July 20, 2017 at 8:17 pm -  Reply

    UVA rays, great holiday

  152. Clare Franks July 20, 2017 at 8:17 pm -  Reply

    1) UVA Rays

  153. Catherine Egleton July 20, 2017 at 8:18 pm -  Reply

    Answer: UVA rays

  154. Maria E July 20, 2017 at 8:18 pm -  Reply

    1) UVA rays

  155. Carol Holden July 20, 2017 at 8:19 pm -  Reply

    The answer is UVA rays. Love ultrasun. Use it myself and buy it for my children and grand children

  156. Helen S July 20, 2017 at 8:19 pm -  Reply

    UVA rays cause the damage. Glorious blog & photos, thanks for sharing x

  157. Brenda Whelan July 20, 2017 at 8:19 pm -  Reply

    UVA rays Alison

  158. Gail Simpkin July 20, 2017 at 8:20 pm -  Reply

    1. UVA RAYS

  159. Sue July 20, 2017 at 8:21 pm -  Reply

    A – UVA are the most damaging as penetrate further than UVB.
    Since swapping to Ultrasun I have never been sunburnt and actually think that I’m a darker shade of white too!

  160. Mags Coates July 20, 2017 at 8:26 pm -  Reply

    UVA rays. 🤞🏻 X

  161. Sian Williams July 20, 2017 at 8:26 pm -  Reply

    UVA and UVB can both be damaging to tissues and can cause skin cancer.

  162. Pauline Sime July 20, 2017 at 8:26 pm -  Reply

    The answer is UVA

  163. Sian Williams July 20, 2017 at 8:28 pm -  Reply

    UVA and UVB rays can both damage tissues and cause skin cancer.

  164. Cathy July 20, 2017 at 8:28 pm -  Reply

    Answer is UVA.

  165. Catherine Hazley July 20, 2017 at 8:28 pm -  Reply

    The answer is UVA rays

  166. Nadine Robey July 20, 2017 at 8:28 pm -  Reply

    UVA rays 🌞

  167. Dawn StephensonDodds July 20, 2017 at 8:29 pm -  Reply

    The answer is UVA

  168. Alison Schofield July 20, 2017 at 8:29 pm -  Reply

    Answer 1 UVA

  169. Helen Mair July 20, 2017 at 8:32 pm -  Reply

    Going to Malta for my hols soon so I have picked up a few hints from you. The photos were lovely.
    The answer you are looking for is: UVA rays

  170. Alison Schofield July 20, 2017 at 8:32 pm -  Reply

    Answer 1. UVA

  171. Jim kirwin July 20, 2017 at 8:32 pm -  Reply

    Answer = uva rays

  172. Susan Harrison July 20, 2017 at 8:32 pm -  Reply

    UVA rays…..

  173. Pat July 20, 2017 at 8:33 pm -  Reply

    The baddies are : UVA !

  174. Caroline Thompson July 20, 2017 at 8:34 pm -  Reply

    UVA rays. Love Ultrasun products, best sun protection I’ve ever used, only oroduct that endures I don’t burn. Will require some gir my trip to Malta next month. Great blog.

  175. Karen Pullar July 20, 2017 at 8:35 pm -  Reply

    UVA rays 😎

  176. Caroline Tiller July 20, 2017 at 8:35 pm -  Reply

    Answer UVA rays. Holiday looks fab, glad you enjoyed it x

  177. Lisa Anne Edwards July 20, 2017 at 8:35 pm -  Reply

    UVA. Great blog! My husband and I visited Malta in March and took the ferry to Gozo for a day. We were lucky enough to see the Azure Window 2 days before it collapsed. I started using Ultrasun this May, I suffer from prickly heat and after extensive research online I opted for Ultrasun Family 30 and am so glad I did. I used it everyday for 2 weeks in Ibiza with no sign of prickly heat and absolutely no sunburn. I can’t imagine using any other sunscreen now.

    Lisa. X

    • Alison Keenan July 29, 2017 at 2:14 pm -  Reply

      Hi there Lisa, good to hear from you and somewhat envious that you manage to see the Azure Window! Thanks for the feedback on Ultrasun – that is good news. Fingers crossed for the competition love Ali xx

  178. Ann Marie Lawson July 20, 2017 at 8:36 pm -  Reply

    UVA is the answer

  179. Sara July 20, 2017 at 8:37 pm -  Reply

    The answer is UVA rays.
    Best suncresm ever ultrasun!

  180. Laura Hartis July 20, 2017 at 8:37 pm -  Reply

    Fab looking holiday!

    That answer is 1) UVA Rays (a=ageing!)

  181. V lord July 20, 2017 at 8:42 pm -  Reply

    Answer is uva rays

  182. Donna Dowlman July 20, 2017 at 8:45 pm -  Reply

    Hi ali UVA is the answer

  183. Michelle A July 20, 2017 at 8:46 pm -  Reply

    It’s UVA rays! Malta IS beautiful… ☀️

  184. miriam kelly July 20, 2017 at 8:47 pm -  Reply

    UVB are the most damaging.

  185. Elena van Boolen July 20, 2017 at 8:47 pm -  Reply

    The answer is UVA rays.

    Would love to try the range, sounds amazing!

  186. miriam kelly July 20, 2017 at 8:48 pm -  Reply

    UVB are the most dangerous.

  187. Jakki Meads July 20, 2017 at 8:48 pm -  Reply

    UVA rays cause penetrating damage

  188. Maria OBrien July 20, 2017 at 8:50 pm -  Reply

    Answer is UVA 🔆

  189. Morag Will July 20, 2017 at 8:51 pm -  Reply

    UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin

  190. jane knowles July 20, 2017 at 8:52 pm -  Reply

    The answer is UVA
    malta is a beautiful destination x

  191. Lisa Clarke July 20, 2017 at 8:52 pm -  Reply

    UVA rays do the damage

  192. Margaret Kelso July 20, 2017 at 8:53 pm -  Reply

    UVA is the answer

  193. Vivien Gore July 20, 2017 at 8:54 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali great pics of your holiday looks like you had a great time both of you. I had my eye treatment everything seems ok just waiting for follow app. Looks like l will be having my surgery in Sept Nov then all will be wel. That is for answering the blog l know how busy you are. I will keep you updated. Love to all
    Viv xxxx 🍸

    • Alison Keenan July 29, 2017 at 2:17 pm -  Reply

      Dear Viv so glad to know the surgery went well and that you have your reconstruction lined up for the autumn. It will be great to finally get it done I’m sure. Always good to hear from you, and thanks for keeping me updated. Take care, love Ali xx

  194. LYNDA ROBERTS July 20, 2017 at 8:57 pm -  Reply

    UVA rays are the rays that cause the skin to age

  195. Diana King July 20, 2017 at 8:58 pm -  Reply

    1) UVA in the answer.

  196. Jacqueline Davey July 20, 2017 at 8:58 pm -  Reply

    UVA causes the most damage. Always use Ultrasun, especially when its on TSV. Would be a nice surprise for my birthday on Sunday 23rd July 😆

  197. Amy McKay July 20, 2017 at 9:00 pm -  Reply

    It is 1) UVA

  198. Isabel Moule July 20, 2017 at 9:02 pm -  Reply

    UVA. Love your blogs

  199. Mel jenkins July 20, 2017 at 9:07 pm -  Reply

    What a beautiful couple in a beautiful country, Answer a. Uva

  200. Eileen Heard July 20, 2017 at 9:08 pm -  Reply

    Love reading about your holiday I always use Ultrasun and I take lots of it to Australia for my family as you can’t get it there the answer is UVA x x

  201. Carina July 20, 2017 at 9:12 pm -  Reply

    I believe the answer is UVA!

  202. Lynne Purcell July 20, 2017 at 9:14 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    UVA
    Great blog x

  203. lynn lesley cawley July 20, 2017 at 9:14 pm -  Reply

    my very first holliday abroad and ime going here cant wait love your photos

  204. Ciara M July 20, 2017 at 9:15 pm -  Reply

    UVA rays. Lovely photos.

  205. Kim Scarisbrick July 20, 2017 at 9:15 pm -  Reply

    The answer is uva

  206. Debbie Drage July 20, 2017 at 9:15 pm -  Reply

    A…UVA RAYS.
    We’ve always fancied Malta for a family holiday and now seeing and reading your blog has made my mind up..Malta here we come..x

    • Alison Keenan July 29, 2017 at 2:17 pm -  Reply

      Wonderful! I know you will enjoy 🙂 x

  207. Paraskevi July 20, 2017 at 9:16 pm -  Reply

    The answer is : UVA rays

  208. Alicia Icke July 20, 2017 at 9:17 pm -  Reply

    The answer is A.
    Like everybody I would love to win,
    I hope I’m the lucky one.

  209. Kim Scarisbrick July 20, 2017 at 9:17 pm -  Reply

    The answer is VIA Rays

  210. Jane July 20, 2017 at 9:19 pm -  Reply

    Correct answer is UVA rays love Malta have been several times.

  211. Susan Wilson July 20, 2017 at 9:20 pm -  Reply

    Answer – UVA rays

  212. Marian Hunt July 20, 2017 at 9:20 pm -  Reply

    Answer is UVA

  213. Helen bromfield July 20, 2017 at 9:21 pm -  Reply

    Both uvb and uva are bad for you the worst one is 2) UVB rays

  214. Andrea Hadley July 20, 2017 at 9:27 pm -  Reply

    It’s UVA rays

  215. Sarah Overy July 20, 2017 at 9:28 pm -  Reply

    1) UVA is the answer

  216. Helen Rees July 20, 2017 at 9:29 pm -  Reply

    (1) UVA Ray’s

  217. Amy Speight July 20, 2017 at 9:30 pm -  Reply

    Lovely blog. The answer is 1 – UVA

  218. JENNY RUSCOE July 20, 2017 at 9:32 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, the answer is 1) UVA rays xx

  219. Deb Lowden July 20, 2017 at 9:35 pm -  Reply

    UVA. Thank you for sharing your trip, Malta is truly amazing and I have great memories of being there. Would love to try this Ultrasun hamper, I have heard it helps with prickly heat as well as protecting against those harmful UVA rays.

  220. Janet Haywood July 20, 2017 at 9:36 pm -  Reply

    I think it’s UVA

  221. Lisa Hutchinson July 20, 2017 at 9:38 pm -  Reply

    UVA rays.
    I have been stock-piling ultrasun for our pending holiday. Totally smitten with it. Does wonders for my two sons, who have sensitive skin and prone to breakouts and juvenile spring eruption

  222. Naomi Sanders July 20, 2017 at 9:38 pm -  Reply

    The answer is UVA

  223. Clare B July 20, 2017 at 9:46 pm -  Reply

    The answer is UVA rays. Thank you for chance to win.

  224. heather hutchinson July 20, 2017 at 9:47 pm -  Reply

    The answer is uva and im so glad you both enjoyed your holiday,i was there a couple of years ago as I told you before you went you look so happy and healthy lots of love

    Heather Hutchinson

  225. Margaret Rees July 20, 2017 at 9:52 pm -  Reply

    The UVA is the answer

  226. Susan hancock July 20, 2017 at 10:02 pm -  Reply

    Your holiday looked amazing answer is VIA

  227. Lynn Reynolds July 20, 2017 at 10:03 pm -  Reply

    1. UVA is the most damaging.

  228. Joan Wilkinson July 20, 2017 at 10:05 pm -  Reply

    Love your blog Alison your holiday looks amazing UVA is the most penetrating one

  229. Jackie Dyer July 20, 2017 at 10:06 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali lovely photos of your holiday the answer is no 1 UVA xx

  230. Julie Cooper July 20, 2017 at 10:09 pm -  Reply

    1 – UVA rays.

  231. Valerie Croft July 20, 2017 at 10:09 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, the answer is A. UVA. Glad you had fantastic holiday.

  232. Olivia Charilaou July 20, 2017 at 10:10 pm -  Reply

    Love your Malta holiday blog Ali, brings back memories from my visit 10 years ago which was our (husband, then boyfriend) first holiday together. I would love to win your Ultrasun competition and my answer is: UVA

  233. Sian Jackson July 20, 2017 at 10:15 pm -  Reply

    Absolutely love Malta had the best holiday that. The answer is via rays love ultrasun too

  234. Sian Jackson July 20, 2017 at 10:16 pm -  Reply

    Uva rays sorry predictive text

  235. Karen Duckworth July 20, 2017 at 10:19 pm -  Reply

    Answer is UVA Rays – nasty little things! Looks like a fab holiday, great photos. 😊

  236. Joanna Flint July 20, 2017 at 10:21 pm -  Reply

    UVA. Want to use these products on my babies.

  237. Pauline Atherton July 20, 2017 at 10:23 pm -  Reply

    Answer UVA rays

  238. Caroline newman July 20, 2017 at 10:26 pm -  Reply

    UVA rays. Holiday looks amazing.

  239. Hilary July 20, 2017 at 10:27 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali wonderful blog as usual with amazing photographs! Answer is UVA rays x

  240. Linda Hunter July 20, 2017 at 10:28 pm -  Reply

    UVA

    Fantastic blog… we’re heading to Malta in a couple of weeks so will study all the places you’ve been. Would love the ultra sun set as I bought the tsv recently and before we got to use the family one it mysteriously disappeared 😳😂

  241. Elizabeth Geldart July 20, 2017 at 10:28 pm -  Reply

    1) UVA rays
    Lovely blog!

  242. Rebecca July 20, 2017 at 10:29 pm -  Reply

    UVA rays
    Fabulous comp! Using ultrasun at the moment and pleased with it so far would love to try more!

  243. chris kent July 20, 2017 at 10:29 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali you look great as always just as lovely as you did in windsor last year the answer is 1. Uva xx

  244. Jayne Dalziel July 20, 2017 at 10:37 pm -  Reply

    GLad you had a fab hair lidqynAlison the answer is uva.

  245. Stephanie Kemp July 20, 2017 at 10:39 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali! The answer is UVA rays. Ultra sun gives me confidence to enjoy the summer, without worrying about damaging my skin. Obviously I am still avoiding the sun in the height of the day! 😎 Stephanie.

  246. Martina Gilmore July 20, 2017 at 10:48 pm -  Reply

    The answer is uva rays. 🤞

  247. Linda OConnor July 20, 2017 at 10:57 pm -  Reply

    Answer: UVA Rays

  248. Karen norris July 20, 2017 at 11:03 pm -  Reply

    1) UVA rays

  249. Lorraine Brown July 20, 2017 at 11:08 pm -  Reply

    Gorgeous photos, Answer: 1. UVA

  250. Sharon July 20, 2017 at 11:09 pm -  Reply

    The correct answer 1) UVA rays ☀️

  251. Linda Newton July 20, 2017 at 11:10 pm -  Reply

    UVA penetrates deeper than UVB so I would go with UVA, however both can damage the skin.
    Malta looks wonderful.

  252. Angela Jamieson July 20, 2017 at 11:26 pm -  Reply

    UVA rays is the answer xxx

  253. Angela Jamieson July 20, 2017 at 11:26 pm -  Reply

    UVA rays xxx

  254. Claire Hastings July 20, 2017 at 11:28 pm -  Reply

    Answer is UVA . Gozo looks beautiful definitely on my visit list x

  255. Rhiannon July 20, 2017 at 11:29 pm -  Reply

    Lovely photos Ali loved reading your blog .
    A. UVA

  256. Melanie Brower July 20, 2017 at 11:40 pm -  Reply

    I think it’s UVA rays. Can you please do an ultrasun with insect repellent as I’ve been bitten to death in Spain!

  257. Anna July 20, 2017 at 11:48 pm -  Reply

    Your holiday looks and sounds amazing. The answer to your competition is A , UVA . Xx

  258. Christine Edgeworth July 20, 2017 at 11:49 pm -  Reply

    The answer is UVA rays so glad you had a super time and the products certainly helped you get a good tan

  259. JEAN HALL July 21, 2017 at 12:07 am -  Reply

    The answer is A-UVA rays. X

  260. Rosemary Whiting July 21, 2017 at 12:20 am -  Reply

    Thank you for your interesting blog. Really enjoyed reading it. The answer is 1) & 2). UVA & UVB rays.

  261. Joyce Lorking July 21, 2017 at 12:22 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali, great blog. The answer is UVA’s are the worst rays! I was really impressed with your holiday, I’ll be going to Malta in September my son is getting married in Valletta. We’ve been there a few times but your blog has given me some great places to visit whilst there. Thank you for such an informative blog. xxxx

  262. Renata Regulska July 21, 2017 at 12:36 am -  Reply

    UVA – is the answer no 1)

    Beautiful pictures Alison, thank you for sharing 🙂 xxx

  263. Julie H July 21, 2017 at 4:20 am -  Reply

    UVA Rays x

  264. Kathryn Bartlett July 21, 2017 at 5:22 am -  Reply

    UVA hopefully win in time for my holiday 👍

  265. Kay jones July 21, 2017 at 5:31 am -  Reply

    UVA rays are the most harmful.

  266. Sandra Pirmohamed July 21, 2017 at 6:18 am -  Reply

    UVA….. when I was younger I was a spf 10 and an oil sort of tanner, always burnt myself to a crisp!!!!. Since 2011 all I’ve used is ultrasun 30 or 50, its amazing, once a day application and you dont burn…..works for me 🙂 and I recommend it to everyone xxx

  267. Vicki Cawthorne July 21, 2017 at 6:28 am -  Reply

    The answer is UVA rays

  268. Angela butcher July 21, 2017 at 6:43 am -  Reply

    Answer 1 uva

  269. Angeliki Makarouna July 21, 2017 at 6:47 am -  Reply

    I believe it’s UVA rays.
    Loved all the photos btw, Malta looks beautiful & hope to visit one day but for now we are headed to Greece. Winning this would be just the thing! 👌

  270. Gloria Leonhardt July 21, 2017 at 6:55 am -  Reply

    UVA is answer to question. Thanks Alison for the lovely photos, looks like you and Colin had a FAB holiday…xxx

  271. Deborah Stapleton July 21, 2017 at 7:59 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali answer is = UVA really enjoyed your blog sounds like you and Colin had a brilliant holiday, can’t wait for mine in November the ultra Sun pack would be lovely and ideal for cruising !! Fingers crossed xxx

  272. Kim July 21, 2017 at 8:11 am -  Reply

    Uva. Love your blogs

  273. Julie kacoulli July 21, 2017 at 8:18 am -  Reply

    What a lovely blog..it is UVA rays 😯…

  274. Elaine Pinchen July 21, 2017 at 8:24 am -  Reply

    The answer is (1) UVA

  275. margaret jack July 21, 2017 at 9:02 am -  Reply

    UVA Love your blog Malta looks amazing x

  276. jane harwood July 21, 2017 at 9:02 am -  Reply

    uva is answer

  277. PAT MCMORRAN July 21, 2017 at 9:51 am -  Reply

    Number 1 UVA Rays

  278. Christine Russell July 21, 2017 at 10:04 am -  Reply

    Your blog reminded me of my one and only trip to Malta & Gozo over 40 years ago!
    The answer is UVA.

  279. susan headington July 21, 2017 at 10:21 am -  Reply

    The answer UVA rays –I love Malta too

  280. Carol Bishop July 21, 2017 at 10:50 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison. Your holiday looks amazing. I’m so happy you had a brilliant time. The answer is UVA rays. Fingers crossed I win. Just love Ultrasun products. Xxx

  281. Allison July 21, 2017 at 10:52 am -  Reply

    Both cause problems but uva causes more damage. Love the blog.

  282. Suzanna Bailey July 21, 2017 at 11:02 am -  Reply

    UVA.
    I went to Malta many, many years ago and it still looks as unspoilt & beautiful as then.

  283. Anne marie Allan July 21, 2017 at 11:55 am -  Reply

    Usa lovely blog live Malta

  284. Anne marie Allan July 21, 2017 at 11:56 am -  Reply

    Uva, Malta is amazing

  285. Anne Allan July 21, 2017 at 11:57 am -  Reply

    Uva, Malta is amazing

  286. Mrs E Evans July 21, 2017 at 11:58 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali, great blog. The answer is 1. UVA

  287. Margaret July 21, 2017 at 12:00 pm -  Reply

    Both UVA and UVB are dangerous ,UVB can cause cancer .loving the blog .taken tips from your trip as I’m going for my 25 wedding anniversary soon to Malta ! Hope I enjoy it as much as you have x

    • Alison Keenan July 29, 2017 at 2:20 pm -  Reply

      Margaret thanks for taking part in the competition, and I hope that you and your husband have a really happy 25th wedding anniversary in Malta. Love ALi x

  288. Irene Kennedy July 21, 2017 at 1:03 pm -  Reply

    UVA rays are the most damaging

  289. Sue July 21, 2017 at 1:11 pm -  Reply

    Answer is UVA Malta looks lovely Ali. Think I’ll have a little trip.

  290. Kathleen harrison July 21, 2017 at 1:23 pm -  Reply

    Uva so inportent to protect your skin

  291. Anita July 21, 2017 at 2:10 pm -  Reply

    1) UVA rays, thank you for sharing.

  292. Jo July 21, 2017 at 2:59 pm -  Reply

    The answer is UVA rays

  293. Jasmine July 21, 2017 at 3:11 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1) UVA rays.

  294. Janet Timms July 21, 2017 at 3:18 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison the answer is UVA xx

  295. Carolyne Williams July 21, 2017 at 4:09 pm -  Reply

    Hi there. Answer is 1. UVA rays

  296. debbie hutchinson July 21, 2017 at 4:27 pm -  Reply

    UVA What a lovely holiday you both had x

  297. Joy Hughes July 21, 2017 at 5:08 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1) UVA rays.
    Malta is beautiful – Thank you for sharing.

  298. Angela Stones July 21, 2017 at 5:10 pm -  Reply

    The answer is A, UVA rays

  299. Janet Cupples July 21, 2017 at 5:30 pm -  Reply

    The answer is A) UVA rays

  300. Shirley kerr July 21, 2017 at 5:31 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali the answer is UVA. You have a great tan x

  301. Karen Hadden July 21, 2017 at 5:34 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1) UVA

  302. Karen Glaze July 21, 2017 at 5:56 pm -  Reply

    The answer is UVA rays, couldn’t be without ultrasun.

  303. Valerie Boal July 21, 2017 at 6:14 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1 U V A rays. Great blog.

  304. Theresa Scully July 21, 2017 at 6:36 pm -  Reply

    Both UVA and UVB can cause lasting damage

  305. Val dillon July 21, 2017 at 6:55 pm -  Reply

    Hi the answer is UVA

  306. Judith Brown July 21, 2017 at 6:57 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1) UVA rays. We too have been to Malta and visited Gozo, several times, one of the occasions was to attend a wedding actually in Mdina, when we also stayed in the Hotel there. It was absolutely beautiful.

  307. Laura goodfellow July 21, 2017 at 6:59 pm -  Reply

    Fantastic blog I have never beven to. Malta but after reading this it is on my bucket list of must see places to visit. The answer to competition is unauthorised rays

  308. Robert Ford July 21, 2017 at 7:16 pm -  Reply

    1) UVA RAYS

  309. Alison Plant July 21, 2017 at 7:25 pm -  Reply

    Very informative Alison…love Malta, love the sun, but always use protection against penetrating (1)UVA rays

  310. Bridget July 21, 2017 at 7:37 pm -  Reply

    Answer(1) uva rays

  311. june douglas July 21, 2017 at 8:19 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1) UVA Rays

  312. Carol Crosbie July 21, 2017 at 8:26 pm -  Reply

    1) UVA rays

  313. Christine Cairns July 21, 2017 at 9:17 pm -  Reply

    Answer: B) UVB rays

    Glad you had a lovely holiday – you make Gozo sound so enticing! One to keep in mind for the future.

  314. Marilyn Ealy July 21, 2017 at 9:41 pm -  Reply

    UVA Most damaging to skin

  315. Jan Beal July 21, 2017 at 9:54 pm -  Reply

    1. UVA rays, they penetrate deeper and damage the dermis

  316. Debbie Forder July 21, 2017 at 10:05 pm -  Reply

    The answer is UVA rays

  317. Elizabeth July 21, 2017 at 10:10 pm -  Reply

    Answer is UVA.

  318. Helen McNie July 21, 2017 at 10:55 pm -  Reply

    UVA rays is the answer. Love your blog, have not managed to visit Malta yet but it is on our bucket list of places to explore.

  319. Beryl Anderson July 22, 2017 at 4:08 am -  Reply

    Hi, the answer to your question is; 1) UVA Rays

  320. Jan July 22, 2017 at 6:58 am -  Reply

    UVA rays, Malta loks great

  321. Susan Tubby July 22, 2017 at 7:44 am -  Reply

    Hello Alison, the photos of your holiday look amazing, the answer is UVA rays x

  322. Margaret Sampson July 22, 2017 at 8:12 am -  Reply

    Glad you had a fab holiday. UVA rays are the ones to watch.

  323. Linda Walker July 22, 2017 at 8:14 am -  Reply

    Hi the answer is , 1) UVA . Many thanks .

  324. joanna oldham July 22, 2017 at 8:25 am -  Reply

    UVA rays are bad. Great blog and lovely pictures. Thanks Ali for sharing.

  325. Shirley July 22, 2017 at 8:26 am -  Reply

    UVA rays are the most damaging.

  326. Kerrie BrinkleyWhittington July 22, 2017 at 8:30 am -  Reply

    UVA are the most damaging. Lovely pics. We’re off to Cornwall with our toddler twins and find Ultrasun suits our whole family.

  327. joanne July 22, 2017 at 8:48 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison, the answer is 1) UVA rays.

  328. Mag July 22, 2017 at 9:44 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali, answer is UVA. Ultrasun is the best. I will not use anything else.

  329. Kelly OBrien July 22, 2017 at 10:01 am -  Reply

    The answer is UVA rays

  330. Lynn emmitt July 22, 2017 at 10:50 am -  Reply

    Looks like you both had a fab time in Malta.The answer to the com is A- uva Ray’s.xx

  331. Sharon Paterson July 22, 2017 at 11:56 am -  Reply

    great pics, answer is UVA rays

  332. Debbie McLean July 22, 2017 at 12:00 pm -  Reply

    The anwser is UVA rays.
    These rays have longer wavelengths and penetrate further into your skin than other rays these are the most damaging to our skin.
    Fantastic blog Alison definitely sold Malta and Gozo and great for anyone thinking of visiting Malta who has never been before.
    You could easily be a tour guide,next job after QVC.
    You are always so happy and positive so glad you had a lovely 😊 time you deserve it. 😘😘

    • Alison Keenan July 29, 2017 at 2:23 pm -  Reply

      Hi there Debbie and thank you for taking part in the competition. Glad you enjoyed the blog, and I would very much like to be a tour guide anywhere that was sunny! Colin and I will be back to Gozo soon I’m sure! Thanks also for your kind comments – I hope life is good for you also. Love Ali xx

  333. Fiona Challen July 22, 2017 at 12:09 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison
    I think it’s both UVA & UVB, but am going for UVB doing the most long term damage
    Many thanks fiona

  334. Margaret Gaughan July 22, 2017 at 12:21 pm -  Reply

    Answer :UVA. Lovely holiday blog, scenery looks fantastic.

  335. Gill Adams July 22, 2017 at 1:52 pm -  Reply

    The answer is uva
    Would love to go to Gozo.It looks amazing!

  336. Susan Warran July 22, 2017 at 2:12 pm -  Reply

    the answer is a 1) UVA

  337. Di July 22, 2017 at 2:57 pm -  Reply

    UVA rays is the answer. xx

  338. Dawn Tindle July 22, 2017 at 3:31 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, looks like you and Colin had a wonderful holiday in Malta and Gozo!!
    It brought back memories of my trip to Malta. Didn’t make Gozo we missed the ferry! lol
    The answer to Ultrasun competition, is: 1] UVA Rays.
    I love Ultrasun used it for my holidays in May this year.

  339. Brenda moss July 22, 2017 at 3:48 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1. UVA. Thank you so much for posting such a lovely blog about your holiday. I am unable to go abroad this year so it almost felt as read your blog that I had been there. Xxxx

  340. Sheila Margrett July 22, 2017 at 3:59 pm -  Reply

    The answer is UVA Rays. Have you thought about working for the Maltese tourist Board? Your descriptions of the various places made everything you said very real and magical

  341. Molly Dawson July 22, 2017 at 4:01 pm -  Reply

    1) UVA – are the most damaging rays. So glad you enjoyed your holiday your photos look great

  342. Carole Forster July 22, 2017 at 4:14 pm -  Reply

    Answer = UVA Rays x

  343. Carol July 22, 2017 at 4:29 pm -  Reply

    1) USA rays. Always protect your skin from the sun.

  344. Moira Abrams July 22, 2017 at 5:53 pm -  Reply

    Competition Answer…UVA rays.

  345. Katrina Warr July 22, 2017 at 10:19 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali the amswer is uva rays.

  346. Janet greaves July 22, 2017 at 11:07 pm -  Reply

    Answer is A) UVA

  347. Karen White July 23, 2017 at 1:19 am -  Reply

    1. UVA rays

  348. Rachel Thompson July 23, 2017 at 8:38 am -  Reply

    1) UVA Rays great prize, we are going away on our first family holiday in October 🙂

  349. gillian healy July 23, 2017 at 9:54 am -  Reply

    Love the pics – the answer is UVA rays

  350. Michelle July 23, 2017 at 10:29 am -  Reply

    Answer UVA. So glad that you had an amazing holiday in Malta. Myself, hubby and two sons are on holiday in Puerto De La Duquesa at the moment on Spain’s Costa De La Sol. It is 10.30 am and already 26 degrees!! I have very sensitive skin and am using Ultrasun 30 body and face and it really is living up to its high standards. I would highly recommend Ultrasun, only wish I had tried it earlier.

    • Alison Keenan July 29, 2017 at 2:19 pm -  Reply

      Really glad you have had such great results – I’ll make sure Abi Cleve reads your comments! Thanks Love Ali x

  351. martin forbes July 23, 2017 at 10:34 am -  Reply

    some good photos of your holiday alison will watch you on christmas in julu with 5motnhs to go to yuletime

  352. Karen schofield July 23, 2017 at 11:22 am -  Reply

    It’s 1) UVA. Those are lovely holiday snaps 🙂

  353. Mrs Judith Dunster July 23, 2017 at 11:45 am -  Reply

    UVA lovely photos X

  354. Mary July 23, 2017 at 2:52 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali the answer is uva.

  355. ann ryan July 23, 2017 at 3:13 pm -  Reply

    The answer is UVA

  356. Nikki July 23, 2017 at 6:08 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison,

    The answer is UVA Rays (I’m an avid follower of Abi Cleeve!). I love Ultrasun and will not use any other brand of sun-care as it’s undoubtedly the best.

    Your holiday photos are amazing, it looks as though you both had a fabulous time. Malta and Gozo are places I have always wanted to go and having seen your photos, tat just reinforces it!

    Glad you had such a wonderful time.

    Best wishes,

    Nikki.

    • Alison Keenan July 29, 2017 at 2:24 pm -  Reply

      Hi Nikki, glad you enjoyed the blog and the photos, and I hope that one day you will be able to spend some time on this beautiful island. Love Ali x

  357. sue williams July 23, 2017 at 7:08 pm -  Reply

    hi ali, answer is UVA rays. So glad you enjoyed your holiday.

  358. Fiona Carne July 23, 2017 at 7:28 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1,uva your holiday looked great lucky thing,

  359. Pauline July 23, 2017 at 7:32 pm -  Reply

    1) Uva, lovely pictures, your tan looks great.

  360. Bregga July 23, 2017 at 7:52 pm -  Reply

    Great blog as always and some great holiday locations to explore. Love both product’s and Answer is UVA

  361. Brenda Watson July 23, 2017 at 9:22 pm -  Reply

    UVA Rays your pictures are amazing x

  362. Vas July 23, 2017 at 10:16 pm -  Reply

    1) UVA rays.

  363. Marie lofthouse July 23, 2017 at 10:17 pm -  Reply

    1) uva rays. Your holiday looked amazing. I have also enjoyed Goal.

  364. Christine Auchterlonie July 23, 2017 at 11:37 pm -  Reply

    Well Ali you certainly seemed to have a fabulous holiday you and Colin both have a lovely tan and the photographs are great too and the sea is such a beautiful colour ….I haven’t been to Malta but I known people who have and they say you love it or not…it certainly looks appealing to me….. I could do with a nice holiday!It doesn’t take long to get back into the swing of it all and holidays become a distant memory…. Until the next time! The weather here has been hit and miss and I can only recall a few days recently where I could sit out in the garden …Boo… Not long now for Simon and the girls holiday to Canada for three weeks they have pre booked a lot of days out and booked various restaurants for their evening meals … They are staying in apartments over the time there…travelling from place to place sounds fab! Last weekend Fiona was up at Seahouses swimming with the seals which had been cancelled from the previous booking because of poor weather…her underwater pictures were amazing and one of her right up to one of the seals…they appear not to be bothered about invaders…. Needless to say after the swim it was the fish and chip supper 😂 Nothing much to report of late just the usual coffee with a couple of friends …. It gets a bit lonely but I just have to get on with things … So until next time take care … With love Chris x

    • Alison Keenan July 29, 2017 at 2:26 pm -  Reply

      My dear Chris, I’m sure you could do with a good holiday, and you certainly deserve one. I am glad though that you see as much of your children as you do, and they keep you in touch with what they are doing. Fiona has such an interesting life doesn’t she! You did make me laugh though telling me about the fish and chip supper…! Chin up my love, and keep on keeping on. Take care, Love Ali xx

  365. Karen Jenkins July 23, 2017 at 11:41 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison & welcome home, really good to see you looking so happy & healthy, looks like you had a lovely time. Your photos are amazing, beautiful place, I bet you wish you were still there.
    I haven’t been having such a good time lately on my chemo meds & have felt a bit down because It’s at times like this I think of all the things I would like to do before it’s too late and then realise that it takes a lot of money and time and I have neither so I get even more depressed…… so all in all not I have been going through a bit of a rough patch.
    Hallie has just finished school for the summer so I know she will lift my spirits and hopefully by spending more time with her I can get myself back on track. My mum has a holiday home on a caravan park not too far away so maybe we could spend a few days there, ideally I would love to own one myself then I could escape from reality when the going gets tough……can’t afford one !!!!! I can but dream.
    Anyway, I have another appointment for more chemo meds on Wed so maybe my oncologist can suggest something so that I don’t feel so unwell, see how it goes.
    Lovely to read your blogs as usual and exciting to see a new competition, the answer by the way is 1. UVA rays. Fingers crossed !!
    Look forward to your next blog, oh & nearly forgot, amazed at how much little Honey looks like you, especially in the profile of her in your previous blog. Sending all good wishes, take care Ali, Karen. xx

    • Alison Keenan July 29, 2017 at 2:30 pm -  Reply

      My dear Karen I am so sorry to hear that you have been struggling. Unfortunately these meds do bring us down, and play with our hormones and with our emotions. you are doing so well, and it’s not surprising that you have days when feeling positive is not something you can manage.I’m certain that spending time with Hallie will cheer you up. Do talk to your oncologist, as sometimes there are holidays at special rates available to Cancer patients, and I’m certain something could be found to help you. If I had a holiday home you’d be the first person I’d send there 🙂 Thank you for your kind words about the blog, and also your comment about honey. I’m thrilled to think that I look anything like her – she’s such a treasure 🙂 Please keep in touch, let me know how you’re getting on. With my love, Ali xxx

  366. Kirsten July 23, 2017 at 11:55 pm -  Reply

    Answer is a uva rays thank u xx

  367. Jean McNair July 24, 2017 at 1:50 am -  Reply

    Answer is UVA. Alison so glad you and Colin enjoyed your holiday to Malta – it is a beautiful country with friendly people. Been to Malta 7 times .

  368. Sandra back July 24, 2017 at 2:04 am -  Reply

    I think its UVA very interesting blog enjoyed reading it

  369. Kate Williamson July 24, 2017 at 8:30 am -  Reply

    1. UVA Rays

  370. Karen Jordan July 24, 2017 at 8:39 am -  Reply

    Answer is : 1) UVA rays

  371. Karen Jordan July 24, 2017 at 8:40 am -  Reply

    Love ultrasun
    Answer uva rays

  372. Emma Kelly July 24, 2017 at 9:09 am -  Reply

    The answer is UVA rays

  373. Sue Kendall July 24, 2017 at 9:09 am -  Reply

    Answer is UVA Ray’s
    Your blog makes me want to book a holiday to Malta immediately!!

  374. Sally anne July 24, 2017 at 9:54 am -  Reply

    UVA rays………looking good Ali

  375. clare knight July 24, 2017 at 12:27 pm -  Reply

    love Malta too, he answer is UVA rays xxx

  376. AMANDA PORTER July 24, 2017 at 12:37 pm -  Reply

    Lovely blog Ali, looks like you had a wonderful time.
    Please enter me into the draw, for the lovely Ultrasun products.
    The answer is UVA.
    Thank you x

  377. Deirdre Edwards July 24, 2017 at 12:59 pm -  Reply

    Answer is UVA Rays.
    Glad you had a nice holiday.

  378. Carol Bell July 24, 2017 at 2:08 pm -  Reply

    Beautiful photos!
    A. Uva

  379. Susan French July 24, 2017 at 2:51 pm -  Reply

    UVA is the answer

  380. Susan French July 24, 2017 at 2:53 pm -  Reply

    What a lovely holiday you had. The answer is UVA

  381. Mrs Susan Edge July 24, 2017 at 4:05 pm -  Reply

    UVA causes the most damage to the skin

  382. Sue Kirk July 24, 2017 at 4:35 pm -  Reply

    1)UVA Rays. Looks like a great holiday, look forward to going there one day..

  383. sylvia irwin July 24, 2017 at 8:19 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1 UVArays. Loved your blog.

  384. Penny Turnley July 24, 2017 at 8:29 pm -  Reply

    The answer is – 1) UVA rays

  385. Carol S July 24, 2017 at 8:39 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, the answer is A , uva. I have never tried ultrasun products so hope I am lucky .

  386. Joanne parker July 24, 2017 at 8:57 pm -  Reply

    Answer is 1: UVA rays

  387. Anne B July 24, 2017 at 9:14 pm -  Reply

    Answer is a) UVA

  388. Shirley Roberts July 24, 2017 at 9:28 pm -  Reply

    Answer is UVA rays

  389. Sue S July 24, 2017 at 9:28 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison. Think it’s UVA rays 😎 X

  390. margaret July 24, 2017 at 9:36 pm -  Reply

    the answer is uva

  391. Chris C July 24, 2017 at 9:55 pm -  Reply

    Fabulous Blog loved hearing about your adventures and its UVA rays

  392. Jennifer brammer July 24, 2017 at 10:18 pm -  Reply

    Answer is 1) UVA Rays.
    Malta looks like a fantastic holiday destination.

  393. Mary Biondi July 24, 2017 at 10:18 pm -  Reply

    My answer would be both, UVA and UVB.

  394. Margaret C July 24, 2017 at 10:46 pm -  Reply

    Its UVA rays that are the most damaging and go deeper in the skin

  395. Pet morton July 24, 2017 at 11:39 pm -  Reply

    The answer is UVA rays.

  396. Oli Andrews July 25, 2017 at 12:02 am -  Reply

    Lovely pics Ali, Malta is now on my wish list for holidays 🙂

    Answer for competition: 1) UVA rays

  397. Roberta July 25, 2017 at 12:05 am -  Reply

    I think answer is UVA rays.

  398. Julia Dossor July 25, 2017 at 12:05 am -  Reply

    The answr is UVA rays. Love Ultrasun!
    Glad you enjoyed Malta and Gozo.

  399. Sara Elson July 25, 2017 at 12:06 am -  Reply

    The answer is UVA
    Great protection from Ultrasun

  400. Julia Dossor July 25, 2017 at 12:06 am -  Reply

    The answer is UVA rays. Love Ultrasun!
    Glad you enjoyed Malta and Gozo.

  401. Dawn Green July 25, 2017 at 12:08 am -  Reply

    answer I hope is UVA rays
    Never been abroad but the UK sun has been quite fierce !! I have been going on day trips to Southend ad guess what Southend Airport will be flying direct to Malta later this year So maybe I WILL be going abroad

    • Alison Keenan July 29, 2017 at 2:31 pm -  Reply

      Dawn I would highly recommend it! Especially with the flights so close to home. We have a long drive to Gatwick, but it was definitely worth it. Love Ali x

  402. Janet Mansfield July 25, 2017 at 12:09 am -  Reply

    The answer is 1) UVA – you’ve pretty much sold me on going to Malta for my next holiday. It is very clear from your lovely photos, that you and your hubby were having a wonderful holiday in such a beautiful and interesting setting.

  403. Sue Davenport July 25, 2017 at 12:09 am -  Reply

    Hi Allison, sounds like you had a wonderful time. The answer is UVA.

  404. Toni July 25, 2017 at 12:48 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali. The Answer is ; 1; UVA Rays.
    Wonderful blog, its a perfect travel guide for those of us who haven’t ventured to this part of the world yet. Your pictures are great you can see how happy both you and Colin are. You look totally relaxed. Thanks for sharing xx

  405. Maxine July 25, 2017 at 10:28 am -  Reply

    The answer is UVA, love this brand xx

  406. Jan C July 25, 2017 at 1:47 pm -  Reply

    Answer: UVA and UVB

  407. Lyn Cobley July 25, 2017 at 3:06 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1. UVA. Enjoyed your blog again. Thanks for sharing your photos with us, really enjoy watching your shows and hearing all about your adventures.

  408. EILEEN CHADWICK July 25, 2017 at 6:24 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali. Holiday looks fabulous! The answer is UVA.

  409. Christine Armstrong July 25, 2017 at 7:21 pm -  Reply

    The answer is uva. Love Malta, the people are so warm too.

  410. Kim W July 25, 2017 at 8:38 pm -  Reply

    1) UVA rays. UVC is actually the most dangerous, but thankfully it doesn’t reach us here.

  411. Sandra Heal July 25, 2017 at 8:48 pm -  Reply

    Answer is
    1. UVA rays

  412. Janet Stewart July 25, 2017 at 10:06 pm -  Reply

    The answer is 1) uva rays

  413. Angie Sweet July 25, 2017 at 11:26 pm -  Reply

    What fabulous pictures Alison you both look so relaxed and happy! The answer is UVA xxx

  414. Emel Adem July 25, 2017 at 11:36 pm -  Reply

    UVA. Please protect yourself and family.

  415. Chris Fish July 25, 2017 at 11:39 pm -  Reply

    Answer is b) UVB rays cause the most damage.
    Really enjoyed reading all about Gozo, and looks like you both had a great time. Lovely pics xxxx

  416. Jean Cairns July 26, 2017 at 12:02 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali my answer is (1) UVA Ray’s xxx

  417. Val July 26, 2017 at 12:04 am -  Reply

    My answer is 1. UVA. My partner and I are going to Malta for the first time at the end of August so it was good to read your blogg and get some ideas of places to visit. Ultrasun is my sunscreen of choice, I have bought the tan activator for face and body from QVC ready to take with us, hoping for a lovely tan with no prickly heat !

    • Alison Keenan July 29, 2017 at 2:32 pm -  Reply

      Val I hope you have a splendid time! Let us know how you get on with the tan activator. Colin was really chuffed at how brown he got without burning at all. And his tan is lasting! Love Ali x

  418. Glenda Camilleri July 26, 2017 at 12:17 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali, Gozo is a beautiful holiday island and your photos are amazing. I was lucky enough to live there for 18years and could definitely have benefited from ultrasun back then. Xx.
    The answer is a) UVA rays

  419. Jayne Ward July 26, 2017 at 8:05 am -  Reply

    The answer is UVA

  420. Val Chambers July 26, 2017 at 8:41 am -  Reply

    My answer is UVA.
    We’re going to Malta on 24th August for 2 weeks, can’t wait! Ultrasun is my suncream of choice, I’ve recently bought the Tan Activator for face and body from QVC so hoping for a prickly heat free good tan this year!

  421. Alice July 26, 2017 at 10:33 am -  Reply

    Would love to go Malta the queen loves Malta – the answer is uva rays

  422. Alison Gerrett July 26, 2017 at 10:53 am -  Reply

    Love this range! so easy for the family to use.
    The answer is UVA x

  423. Pauline Bell July 26, 2017 at 12:03 pm -  Reply

    Answer: UVA Rays

  424. jennifer adam July 26, 2017 at 2:04 pm -  Reply

    Answer is UVA.

  425. Christine Collins July 26, 2017 at 4:09 pm -  Reply

    The answer is UVA
    Hi Ali so glad you enjoyed Malta & Gozo. We became converts around 15 years ago and choose to ge there every year, Gozo in April/May & Malta in August and have never been let down by weather, lovely people, food or scenery. My husband gave up smoking about 10 years ago but still puts his smoking money to the side so we can afford the 2 holidays. We are both disabled but know the areas we can easily manage. Now have daughter and her family hooked on Gozo. They rent a villa and love it.
    Yours aye
    Christine xx 😘

    • Alison Keenan July 29, 2017 at 2:44 pm -  Reply

      Hi Christine, thanks for taking part in the competition, and also for letting me know that the weather in Gozo in April and May is also stunning. I would love to have an early holiday so we may well head there next spring. Great to know that you have been visiting for that many years and now your daughter is also hooked. Reading the comments here and it sounds as though there will be many more visitors to the island, as we are all sharing the love! I hope you enjoy Malta in August and congratulations to your husband for giving up smoking. Love Ali x

  426. Cheryl Willliams July 26, 2017 at 6:23 pm -  Reply

    Competition answer 1 UVA

  427. Janice Holt July 26, 2017 at 7:52 pm -  Reply

    Alison your holiday looked amazing. You look radiant and so beautiful. The answer is A-UVA xx

  428. nikki stanescu July 26, 2017 at 9:25 pm -  Reply

    1) UVA Rays

  429. Irene Peacock July 26, 2017 at 11:44 pm -  Reply

    Answer is 1 uva

  430. Irene Peacock July 26, 2017 at 11:45 pm -  Reply

    Answer is (1)

  431. Irene Peacock July 26, 2017 at 11:46 pm -  Reply

    Answer is (1) uva

  432. Janine Hammond July 27, 2017 at 12:34 am -  Reply

    Hi, the answer is 1) UVA.
    It’s lovely to see your beautiful holiday photos.

  433. Joanne Peate July 27, 2017 at 11:17 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison love your bloggs.The answer is UVA x

  434. tina July 27, 2017 at 6:21 pm -  Reply

    so sorry i no it may be late … answear is uva. just read your wonderful blog u and colin always seem to have wonderful holidays.. lovely to see u looking so well.. u are my insperation..xxxx

    • Alison Keenan July 29, 2017 at 2:47 pm -  Reply

      Dear Tina, you’re not too late at all. I’ll be announcing the winner on air, and including them in my new blog! Colin and I are very lucky to enjoy our time away together, and to be able to go to such lovely places. I do hope you may be having some form of holiday this year too. Love Ali xx

  435. Anne Langford July 28, 2017 at 2:02 pm -  Reply

    The answer is UVA,but it’s still debatable between UVA and UVB,

  436. Christine Jennings July 29, 2017 at 11:23 am -  Reply

    Answer UVA

  437. Jan July 30, 2017 at 3:19 pm -  Reply

    Fab pics,answer uva

  438. Julie Radford July 30, 2017 at 10:12 pm -  Reply

    My answer is A) UVA rays

  439. Margaret Hannam July 31, 2017 at 8:09 pm -  Reply

    My husband and
    I were stationed there in 1959 and had a wonderful two years.Malta was so different then only four hotels on the Island.We have been back a few times as I am still friendly with the people who I worked with in Lija near Mdina.It is now the American Embassy.

  440. Michelle Zinzan August 1, 2017 at 8:27 pm -  Reply

    My answer is UVA RAY’S

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