28Nov

Barcelona Day 3-A cutthroat waiter and clothes-lining Catalonians

I’m actually getting to like Barcelona, despite a waiter threatening to slit my throat today. Two days without anyone attempting to pickpocket me can do that to a man. Today began with a trek to a mountain top via two tube lines, a bus and a funicular railway. There was an expensive tram available in […]

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27Nov

Wonderful gaudy Gaudi and a coke in the bollocks (bar)

In a strange turn of events, no-one tried to pickpocket me today and, yes, we are still in Barcelona! After yesterday’s events I’ve been more than vigilant and Claire has put a padlock on the zip on her backpack. Thankfully though today has been crime free but I shall remain cautious…. So let’s move on […]

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26Nov

Barcelona Day One-Pickpockets, muggers and the comatose crew.

Barcelona. Not at all impressed so far you city of crime you. Before I’d even reached our hotel someone tried to pickpocket me. Not a good start. Luckily I wear combat trousers and my wallet was in the lower pocket but that was the pocket someone was tugging at as I was walking up an […]

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10Nov

Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium

By wadeygc / November 10, 2014 / Claire Blogs 2, Claire's Blogs / No Comments

I knew we’d arrived at Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium before I’d spotted the sign, because of the people outside looking in through the windows and cooing over the indifferent sleeping cats. My step-daughter, Lia, had told me about the Cat Café phenomena after she visited a few in Seoul, Korea and I thought it would […]

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4Nov

Three

By Glyn Wade / November 4, 2014 / Glyn's Blogs, Glyn's Creative Writing, Glyn's Rants / No Comments

Three Is the magic number? Or so sang De La Soul. Good and bad things come in threes, the rule of thirds in photography, the rule of three in writing etc etc and, erm, etc I suppose. The number 3 seems to pervade in a number of suspicions and designs for life possibly more so […]

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