Sunday 28 April 2013

...because Barcelona is besotted by books and roses..

 ...dia de Sant Jordi, 23 April, the other Valentine's Day, when Barcelona is besotted  by books and roses.  The day that every corner has a little stall.  A day when the streets are full and every woman walks with a rose in her hand.  A day of appreciation and love.  A day when the city smiling!

UN BESO: St Jordi Day, 2013, X

St Jordi Day 2012

Sunday 21 April 2013

...because of 24hours Floristeria Navarro...

...very conveniently located close to where I live, is this always bustling 24 hour florist.  Busy and beautiful.  There is something for everyone here - you can choose your own mix or choose something ready to go.  If that isn't enough, there are also plants and trees and herbs and... plastic flowers. 

UN BESO: Floresteria Navarro, Calle Valencia 320, X

Wednesday 17 April 2013

...because I have my own moto...

...finally, after having the use of the motos of my very generous friends, I have finally got my own.  It really is the only way to get around this city and it makes life that much easier to zip  between here (the city) and there (the beach)!

UN BESO: my shiny, new Piaggio, X

Sunday 14 April 2013

...because Spring is here!

 quickly as Winter blew in last October, Spring has sprung!  It is in the air and the city is blossoming and the beaches are busy! Finally!

UN BESO: Primavera!! X

Sunday 7 April 2013

...because of the vermut aperitivo at Bar Electricitat...

... tucked in on the market square in Barceloneta, is this vintage vermut bar, open 09h-15.30h (& 19h-22h).  On a Saturday or Sunday it is filled with the locals who come to have their morning vermut (of which there is a selection) and soda, accompanied by tapas... mejillones (muscles), or bacalao or jamón or bombas (potato filled with meat then fried). A delicious way to start Spanish Sunday (after the gym, of course!)

UN BESO: Bar de Electricitat, Sant Carles, 15, X