random thoughts

Cheeky Parakeets

Every time I see one of Barcelona’s many cheeky parakeets a massive smile’s plastered on my face. Maybe it’s how they use the streets as arial streets, the flash of green as they fly by that does it. Maybe it’s how growing up in the English country side, tropical islands, animals and birds were only found in books, on TV or in day dreams. Our neighbour had peacocks which was as tropical as it got.

I’m not sure how colonies started appearing throughout Spain. Legend has it some escaped from shipping crates at the port or airport back in the mid 70’s. (more…)

Heat Acclimatisation And Becoming A Local

With summer just around the corner in 2 weeks, I noticed the other week how much I’ve acclimatised to the Mediterranean climate. 

One day running last week it wasn’t a particularly hot day for here, about 24C. I was running later than I wanted around 2pm. A big no no running the heat but I was fine. I walked only because my legs were tired from running the beach, not from the heat. Passing a group of Brits in their early 20’s (more…)

Weekend Catch Up and Randomness

Happy Wednesday!

If there’s one thing I learnt this past weekend there’s a reason why there are stylists. What might work and look good in the mirror when translated to a photo can leave you feeling WTF was I thinking. That was my outfit pick Sunday. My excuse it was a shower and go after a run with transport a motorbike. I need Cher’s infamous Clueless wardrobe  when a girl needs a little styling magic!

I hope you’re having a great week so far! I swear if it wasn’t for photos (more…)

Spring Dilemmas and Pug Dogs

This isn’t meant to be a whinge, more how I feel when the heat starts to kick in and I’m that no mans land transition between season how do I dress, so it could be perceived as one. Plus some other random thoughts and observations of the past few weeks. 

Now the heat’s just beginning to start, 22-25C during the day, which means that as soon as you get your legs out they’re meant to be tan already. (more…)