Weekend Friday Favourites

I hope you’re having a great weekend! I’m actually travelling for the next few weeks! As much as I can I’ll try to post when I can. In the meantime, this week’s Weekend Friday Favourites, things that have made me smile or caught my eye. 

Storm Gloria, Sea Claiming Back

img_5876Beach access paths buried! 

Earlier this week saw perhaps the worst or biggest depending on how you look at it storm, Storm Gloria along this part of Spain and France in a long time. It was so bad I didn’t cycle! Usually I’ll venture out as storm’s here aren’t too bad. This one had about 60-70 kph winds with one part of Spain recording 115 kph, that whipped around the apartment accompanied with non stop rain. No way was I cycling. When Gloria had mostly past, outside was great running weather with the sea smelling alive. She took back the beaches. Sadly Gloria also took some human and non human lives. It was sad seeing trees that couldn’t brace the winds from being in the wrong part of town as the wind whipped down the blocks and open spaces creating funnels. Cleaning up is going to take a few weeks with Valencia’s rice industry taking a huge hit as seawater flooded the rice fields.

img_5881Ping Pong?

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El Borne Tales

A few Saturdays ago I had some errands to run in El Borne, so I thought I’d take you along!

El Borne’s always changing. Every time I cycle or walk through El Borne, facades remain the same, interiors constantly changing. Always new cafes, ice cream palours, boutiques, bars popping up. I used to live in the area and while I don’t miss living in their, I still love cycling through or wandering down alleyways, peeking up at balconies, soaking in it’s charm. Sadly or maybe not Continue reading “El Borne Tales”

Weekend Friday Favourites

I hope you had a great weekend! The heat started this weekend which I’m not complaining about one little bit! It feels like I’ve waited for ages to it to arrive every since it first started whispering hello at the beginning of May. I’ve mentioned before that the past few months I’ve really noticed how quickly the days shorten and lengthen, how quickly the light changes and how quickly times moves. With that in mind and the Summer Solstice in 8 days, you bet I’m going to lap up the heat until it says see ya for the Southern hemisphere. 

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Barcelona Street Art AKA Graffiti

Barcelona has a reputation of being hip. One of the cities to visit if traveling in Europe. There’s a bit of something for everyone.

It’s also a city that has a reputation for street art. Especially the graffiti kind. There are a lot of crap tags, but equally there’s a lot of great art work sprayed on the walls. The best pieces get respect and can be around untouched for months. The city’s even dedicated a walls solo for graffiti (the most popular is near Placa Espanya behind the Hilton Hotel). It’s not usual for shops ask graffiti artists to commission pieces on their shutters to avoid getting tagged and there’s always a cheeky piece popping up where you least expect it. These are what I’ve stubbled across out and about in the last few months. Enjoy!Graffiti El BorneGraffiti cactijimmy on the rocks graffiti Graffiti dog with pink heartPalm tree mural graffitiPeacock mural graffiti Black cat graffiti Stencil cat graffiti Shark door graffiti Angry birds graffiti Toxic air graffitiZebra graffiti Peace kitty cat graffiti