Been a while, but I decided to take a bloggy break and enjoy my family time back in Blighty. Almost time to go back to Chicago (wah). Not that I don't want to go back to my husband and son (who went back last week) but it's been so nice here.
The weather (even in the north east) has been amazing. I only brought one pair of capris and one skirt so have been sweltering in longer trousers most of the time. Yes, I could have gone out and bought stuff, but when you know you have more than enough in your closet/wardrobe it seems a bit silly to buy something just for the sake of it. Had I seen anything I really liked, well, that would have been a different story. Truth be told, I haven't even had time for shopping.
Spent four days in Barcelona a few weeks ago, which was pretty amazing. That Gaudi architecture might look like something from the Grinch movie, but once you learn about the technical details, it's unbelievable. And - the basilica/cathedral won't be finished till 2026. I don't think even Gaudi expected it to take this long. I will never complain about workmen in my house again!
Our hotel was round the corner from La Pedrera, an apartment building. Wouldn't mind living here although it's full of tourists.
And of course, the Segrada Familia cathedral. Tip - buy your ticket online. The queues are ridiculous.
I'm now in London for another few days with the little guy, before heading back over the Pond. The only thing that's wearing a little thin is living out of a suitcase. One has to be extremely organized to avoid losing stuff, wearing smelly clothes and keeping the guest room not looking like a bomb site!