Travel 2019 – Barcelona, Day 3

Thursday, 13th June 2019 – Barcelona, Day 3 We’d been late to bed the night before (too busy putting the world, or at least some aspects of it, to rights over drinks) but I was keen to get an earlyish start to what had now opened up as a free day in Barcelona. Unlike my…

Food 2019 – Mont Bar, Barcelona

Wednesday, 12th June 2019 – Mont Bar, Barcelona While Tuesday night had been very touristy, Wednesday was at the other end of the scale, with some brilliantly inventive takes on pintxos, and some very good wines, in a much more elegant dining room. I’d rounded up a group of stragglers at the hotel and walked…

Travel 2019 – Barcelona, Day 2

Wednesday, 12th June 2019 – Barcelona, Day 2 We hit the ground running first thing in the morning, rattled through the work at a great pace, and finished everything by around 16:30, to our great surprise. I think we’d all expected to need longer but we were all pretty well focussed and it’s amazing what…

Food 2019 – Los Caracoles, Barcelona

Tuesday, 11th June 2019 – Los Caracoles, Barcelona Tasked with finding restaurants to suit the colleagues with whom I was in Barcelona, I consulted the hive mind known as my Facebook friends and of the seven responses I got, all bar one of them suggested the historic hostelry known as Los Caracoles (or The Snails),…

Travel 2019 – Barcelona, Day 1

Tuesday, 11th June 2019 – Barcelona I was in Barcelona for a workshop with 11 of my colleagues, starting on the Tuesday, with everyone scheduled to arrive at various times during the day. The plan was that we would have the rest of the day to potter around and sight-see, go out for dinner in…