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Palo Alto Pop-Up Market

Palo Alto market is one of our favourite things to do as a family every couple of months.  It pops up over two days, on the first weekend of each month in a unique area of Poblenou. The market started in 2014  in the location of an old factory which houses a courtyard style block…

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Must See Monsterrat

When I first moved to Barcelona I met a lovely girl called Montse.  I’d never heard the name before and she explained to me that many Catalans in the area have this name, short for Montserrat, after the beautiful Monastery of Montserrat. A few weeks ago I finally found some time to visit this amazing place,…

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Settling into Barcelona expat life

It’s been nearly a year and a half since we moved to our new home in Castelldefels, Barcelona.  I have no idea where the time has gone and, after talking with a brand new school mum this week, I was reminded how far I have come on this little adventure. There the latest newbie sat,…

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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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