Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Accounting July

This month there was:

A little bit of Catalunya.

A new haircut. 

Several visits to the Barbican.

One archeological prototype (stay tuned for more info about this!)

One massive mirror and many angles.

One dear friend and his adorable baby visiting.

A new house (yes, another one), garden and BBQ's included.

The best gin cocktail I've ever had
(thanks Westminster Reference Library and Hendrick's)

One sunset in the Southbank, with a couple million people around.

Mali music in a festival.

One of those wonderful long days chasing the sun
(on our way to California).

A dozen cats trying to win the Fat Cat Café "Cat Factor" contest.

One new book.

One pizza for breakfast on a Sunday.

And more important: no human sacrifice.

Bring it on August!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Parliament Hill / Hampstead Heath

Yesterday, when the weather stopped being bipolar I went to Parliament Hill & Hampstead Heath for the first time since I'm living here. 

I know. 

Now I want to live there. What an incredible place to walk, jog, swim, chat, photograph, make a picnic, read, sleep, play, think... be. 


PS. Both Hari Kunzru's Memory Palace short story and the V&A Exhibition are amazing. Don't miss out!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Unexpected Sunday Treat

I found this on my way to Parliament Hill / Hampstead Heath today. It said 'please take', and of course, I took.

How should I call my new minidog? 


Wednesday, July 24, 2013


I don't know why I've been so slow posting the photos of my holidays in Catalunya. But here I am, is still summer, so is not too late.

This are some photos of Badalona. My grandmother María Luisa was born in this little city by the Mediterranean Sea, that I recently dicovered was founded by the Romans in the 3rd century BC, with the name of Baetulo, and it's the home of the famous Anís del Mono distillery. I saw the sign when I was on the train, it caught me off guard, therefore, no photo, but you can have a look at this Juan Gris painting instead. I've also just discovered that there's a wikipedia in catalán, of course.

I didn't walk around Badalona much as it was an incredibly hot day and I was most interested in swimming in the sea. In the photos you can see a bit of the streets next to the train station, the passeig de la Rambla and the Platja dels Patins a Vela (:

*Film photos to come... soon?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Half an hour and € 7,00 away from Barcelona is Sitges, an amazing cute little beach town famous for its neverending parties, its fantastic cinema festival (literally 'fantastic', have a look at this year's poster) and home town of Don Facundo Bacardí Massó, founder of course of the famous rum distillery (there is a Museum if you want to visit, Casa Bacardí, where apparently mojitos and piña coladas are part of the tour).

We head down to Sitges just for one day and although it was a really nice experience I wish I had planned to stay at least a couple of days. On our super trip we bought fruits on the town and headed to the beach where we relaxed and swam, then we had a nice, decent priced, paella at the Hotel Santa María and walked around town looking for the best ice cream.

If you are in Barcelona, please please please, go to Sitges you are seriously in for a treat.


PS. My LC-A+ came along in this minitrip with me, when I develop the photos, I'll share them with you ;)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Barcelona I: La la la la

So, I've just come back from an amazing week in Barcelona. I could have swear that I have posted this photos already, but apparently the Blogger App for iPhone is not reliable.


Here they are, some photos of the first couple of days, featuring: La Rambla, La Barceloneta, La Champañería, La Pedrera y Las señoras. Ole.