Waiting for the ferryNovember 15 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C
We are so nearly home. After a 1 hour ferry we take two busses and then home. Returning home is always full of mixed emotions but we are already talking about the next adventure???
Who’s idea was it to leave Waterloo at 6pm on a weekday??? Dats one full train! Heading to Southampton with Chai Latte and vegan brownies and then just 1 boat and 2 busses to get home. We had a lovely day in London but we have now said goodbye to Charlotte who is heading home to Somerset from PaddingtonRead more
When Becky was a child her parents used to regularly bring her to London to spend the day mooching through museums. Today was no different. A very happy 5 hours living our best life inside The Natural History Museum. Charlotte came for the Dinosaurs 🦕 with a side of turtles and Becky came for the Whale. Matt came for The Fantastic Beasts.Read more
We spent a very happy couple of hours today in the latest exhibit at The Natural History Museum.
Fantastic Beasts and where to find them.
All of the movie props were fantastic and the information very good. The animatronics of the exhibit were also brilliant. Very happy bunnies….Read more
After 4 amazing days bashing around Barcelona we are headed back to the great city of London for a final day before heading home. We have loved every minute Barcelona and we will be back in 2030 so get on with fixing that small church up yeah?? Seriously though can’t wait till next time.Read more
We stopped for a small dinner for 3 at La Central. Crikey what a dinner. We ordered IKEA style on a piece of paper with a wooden pencil which was handed over with payment and a complete feast arrived!! Definately worth a look if your in Barcelona. I promise you won’t leave hungry!!Read more
In 1391 the cities Jewish quarter was attacked. 4000 inhabitants were killed with survivors being forced to become Christians or to flee.
In the mid 16th century Charles the 5th ordered that due to a stone shortage instead of removing old or unwanted buildings, they were to go to the Jewish cemetery at Montjuïc and remove the headstones from the Jewish graves.
To date, 60 have been located in various parts of the city with 10 in this one wall.
The Spanish government apologised to the Jewish Community but this is a sad sight and a somber place.Read more
We had a quick visit to this somber place last night and decided to return today.
Before the 2nd world war, King Franco was approached by Hitler and Mussolini to be allied and so that they could use Spain as a test point for some new weapons.
On the 30th January 1938 a bomb was dropped on a small square in Barcelona. To make matters worse the square had a school in it and the children were out playing. 42 people lost their lives including children. Such a sad and awful place which still shows the damage from the bomb and the subsequent re-build.Read more