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2018 let’s go!

Happy 2018 to you all! I hope everyone had a lovely end of 2017 and you’re all set to crack on with the months ahead.  I reached the big 4-0 milestone in December and have already embraced this as a new chapter in my life!  I’m excited. This year I’ll ‘officially’ start blogging.  Last year…

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Best Barcelona Vermuterias

Vermouth, or vermut, as the locals call it, has become a whole new guilty pleasure of mine since moving to Barcelona.  No longer the drink of grannies, in my mind, I look forward to a Sunday serving of this tipple. Originally sipped from noon, after Sunday mass, whetting the appetite for the large family lunch,…

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Best Barcelona Ice Cream

I’ve been here a year now so I’ve definitely had the opportunity to discover the best Barcelona Ice Cream – the extra pounds I am carrying can confirm I’ve tried a few! I certainly have my favourite place (for now anyway!).  The one that I stumbled across on our first week wandering the city as an expat.  The fantastic Gelaaati…

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Flowers in Castelldefels

Finally, I have found the best flowers in Castelldefels.  When arriving in our new neighbourhood I had an uncomplicated list of things to buy to help make the place feel like ‘home’.  The first, and most complicated, on the list was to find somewhere to buy my fresh flowers. You wouldn’t believe how hard it is to find a good…

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El Paradiso Secret Bar

The trend for a speakeasyis still going strong and a few weeks ago I visited the slick ‘pastrami outlet’ that is El Paridiso. One of Barcelona’s top hidden bars where you will find not only some of the coolest looking cocktails (and bar staff) in town, but also the most beautiful bar ceiling I’ve seen. I took…

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Setmana de las terasses

For the next 10 days (from 2 to 11 June), 73 hotel members of the Hotel Association of Barcelona have a range of cultural activities and entertainment planned on the terraces of these hotels across the city. You will find more than 250 free activities from live music, to children’s activities, dancing, cooking workshops, food tastings, gourmet tapas and more….

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Sitges

Sitges is often referred to as the Saint Tropez of Spain.  I can see why.  It is very well known for its carnival atmosphere, with an eclectic mix of locals, tourists, expats, party animals (on the “Street of Sin”) and fashionistas/os strutting their stuff on the beaches. Quite fascinatingly, almost 35% of the approximately 26,000 people…

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El Donostiarra Pintxos

I stumbled across the tasty El Donostiarra pintxos in Sitges by accident one sunny Sunday when I was absolutely ravenous.  What a hidden gem it is! El Donostiarra (C. Major, 14) is filled with locals, which is always a good sign, tucking into traditional Basque region dishes and freshly made pintxos from the bar, washed down with…

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