The blog-overse today will be a sea of red and pink. I’m briefly going to add my tuppence worth, then quietly retire. I like Valentines Day. Not the crass over-hyped consumerism, but the idea that there is a day in the year just to celebrate someone loved. However, I don’t think it should just be your partner (whatever flavour they are; best friend, married, civil partnership, long-term, short-term, just met) you celebrate, it should be everyone you… View Post

6 Year Anniversary

6 Year Anniversary

I can’t believe it. This Kiwi flew the coop, and has lived on the other side of the world for 6 years. It’s been an amazing 6 years, hard in places but overall incredible. I’ve met my husband, explored many countries, learned a lot and grown up a great deal. I’ve missed my family and friends, met some fantastic new people, met some shady characters (a few seemingly straight out of Oliver Twist), developed new circles, learned… View Post

Barcelona, Spain – the must-see Tourist Attractions

Barcelona, Spain – the must-see Tourist Attractions

I just had to share with you the other places we saw that were amazing. This will be my last post about Barcelona, I promise. Sagrada Familia: No question, this place is incredible. Park Gaule: Fantastic place to wander, watch the parrots and take a picnic. The La Boqueria Food Market, off Las Ramblas (a tourist attraction in it’s own right): Take a half day trip to Montserrat – you can do this easily by… View Post

Barcelona, Spain and the glory of Gaudi

Barcelona, Spain and the glory of Gaudi

We started with a walking tour of Gaudi’s most famous works and our tour guide asked us: Genius or Madman? (Warning, you may want to make a cup of tea and get a biscuit, this is quite a photo heavy post, sorry!) Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926) was a Spanish Catalan architect and figurehead of Catalan Modernism. His architecture reflected his passions of architecture, nature and religion. (Wikipedia) He created/modified some of the most amazing buildings, using nature… View Post

Barcelona, Spain – Sangria, sunshine and the Sagrada Familia

Barcelona, Spain – Sangria, sunshine and the Sagrada Familia

Founded by Hercules, (or Hamilcar Barca depending on who you ask) is a city with a rich cultural footprint and by and large, great weather. We have just returned from a 4-day city break there, enjoying exploring it’s twists and turns. Favourite memories include; Sun, Siestas, Gaudi, Sagrada Familia, Spanglish, Views, The Mediterranian, Unplanned Picnics, Chess!?, Sangria, Monasteries above the clouds, Paella, Gothic Architecture, Flan and more sunshine.