The ultimate Loo Book – chock full of halarious and downright random facts of London. It’s really mean to be a dip in and out of book, but I must admit that I read it in 3 sessions – from the comfort of my couch. The Little Book of London David Long Including the reason that policemen are called “Coppers and the Old Bill” and that Members of Parliament are still forbidden to attend the… 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.

Cultural Differences

Cultural Differences

  One of the downsides to living in London – the amazing weather elsewhere in the world; We’ve gone from sitting this morning in an 11th Century Catalonian Mountain Monastery under a cloudless blue sky in 26°C sunshine…   to 10°C rain. Welcome back to London.