Free Verse on 1917

After coming home bit emotionally wrecked from the brilliant but brutal film 1917, tried "free verse" for the first time. I.e. writing what you think - no filter or edits. It's fun - you should try it! Love Belle x Time to write free verse something Ive never trie.d...

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The Sea threw up this Morning

Gloria the “storm of the century” hit eastern Spain. Record level waves washed up tons of rubbish from the sea. Following the catastrophic Catalan storm, here is what has happened to the Barcelona beaches and how you can help.

Taking the Mural High Ground

“You havesuch pearly white teeth. I had better pluck them out of your mouth, just incase you fall or forget to brush your teeth.” Said the MNAC(Museu Nacional de Arte Catalonia) to the caves and small churches dottedaround the country. “I love theway you’ve done your...

There is no Broccoli left. #RepublicaCatalana

“Don’t go down there, the police are shooting”. It was right by Plaça Urquinaona in the centre of Barcelona. The bustling square lined with restaurants and shops just one block from the coworking I used to cycle to every morning. I was standing right outside the Pink...

Sod off Cupid

The world of online dating is WEIRD. Amazing, rich with potential, so effing easy…but wtf? [Edit: I am in a relationship and out of this exhausting but exciting world] I had to review a dating app recently as part of my job as a software reviewer. It was so...

Tiny Feet

Have you had a baby in the last year? Can you remember anything? It flies by! In the best way. I have scribbled down notes about the highlights I remember, hope you enjoy!

Barcelona Babies – Indoor Summer Fun!

*If want to get straight to the list, scroll down to the list of Indoor Activities for Barcelona Babies to survive this summer! And let's keep making it grow 🙂 You feel that first bead of sweat trickle down your forehead and glance at your watch. 9.30 am. It is going...

The best barrio of Barcelona? Maybe but Poblenou.

There are two types of people in Poblenou: Parents and Programmers. The parents stream down the Rambla de Poblenou, knocking bystanders out of the way with their strollers weighed down by an unimpressed toddler puffing on his dummy. A few blocks along in the “@22”...

Barcelona to Somerset!

Barcelona back to Somerset! Since we had a baby five months ago, we’ve driven through six countries. When she was a month old, we drove from Somerset to Liverpool, caught the ferry to Belfast, went on to Dublin, sailed to Wales, and then got the car back to Somerset....

Bikes, blades and brothers in Barcelona

  Have you ever drunk panther’s milk? It is delicious. Last Wednesday after the pub quiz at Travel Bar in Barcelona (where, as usual, we were ROBBED of our rightful victory by cheaters on their smartphones..and our wrong answers. Mostly the cheaters though) I...

Barcelona through the eyes of a rickshaw driver

I went recently to the wedding of a good friend. They tied the knot in St.Ives, Cornwall, in a castle of Hogwarts proportions overlooking the ocean, a location so stunning and remote it had to be nearly impossible to get to. Anyway most of the wedding crowd had come...