Thursday, May 10, 2007

Norwich, Barcelona and back again


Well its been a busy week and alot has happened. It started off picking up Dijanne Cevaal at the airport thursday night late ....then driving up to Norwich where Dijanne was teaching a two day workshop at Wroxham barn. The ladies had a great time ... there we picked up Marion (whom by the way lives up that way). We three were back off to Barcelona on sunday .. but before sunday could come on the way home Saturday. I got a flat tire on a two lane road with no verges !!! Luckily it was just after class and one of the ladies was behind us .. with her husband with her ... lucky for us he helped change the tire and showed us the way to get the nuts tightened ... Thanks again ...


This was sunday .. no time or nothing open long weekend sunday to get a new tire and off we had to go to the airport heading for Barcelona. Once we arrived there Dijannes husband and kiddies came to pick her up .. promising to meet us up on Tuesday in Barcelona.

Monday came and I took Marion to see the sites ... sorry again Marion .. I did walk her right off her feet. I wore my pedometer and we walked the first day enough steps to count for 3 days IN ONE DAY .. again sorry Marion (she did have a little WINE and a MOAN). I took her from the port in barcelonetta up the ramblas to the market and then to Placa de Cataluya. From here we stopped to have a bit of fruit (first meal of the day) then off again to Casa Batlo and then to the other house gaudi worked on. Le Pedrara. .. I then dragged her over to Sagrada Familia church .. which of course is truly breath taking. Right Marion ? yep sore feet! I know! Last but not least we walked back to the Port barcelonetta area by the end of this she was truly flagging ... but I did get her out for dinner after this .. did not check the steps at the end of the day I can only imagine what it ended up. We had a couple a bottles of wine and a little WHINE.

Slept well that night ...

Tuesday meeting up with Dijanne and family.. to go to the textile museum ... I made Marion walk up las ramblas yet again to meet Dijanne (Marion was such a good sport ) from there Dijanne took the lead through the winding streets of Barri Gothic area ... towards the museum... which by the way we never went in, we did lunch instead .. spending a good time with friends and a little ok a bit more then a little wine.... we laughed and joked and spent some quality time with friends who only catch up once or twice a year..

Oh look here guess who I saw on the streets of Barcelona .. kik kik ... Edward Scissorhands .. wooohooo fantastic ... I was almost in love! He was good had a pic of him kissing me but it turned out blurry (darn)
Wednesday we went to Guell Parc .... again Marion was amazed .... I think she had a great time so she said ... but her poor feet.
Wednesday night we came home ... well almost made it home but my car had a problem with its radiator ... had to cab it home then take a bus to work .. not an experience that I am happy about .. now off to get it fixed .. keep you up to date but so far this has been my week .. more pics to come.

5 comments:

Tonniece said...

Sounds like you had a great week.

LOVE the pic of you and Edward Scissorhands. How cool, I'm soooooo jealous. LOL

marion said...

Ahem. I didn't whine, I grumbled. There's a difference...

Dianne said...

I'm so glad you had a great time, I can relate to Marion's feet LOL.
Its a fantastic place to explore...

Shirley Goodwin said...

Sure Marion! Lucky both of you to be roaming around Barcelona and all that lovely Gaudi architecture!

Dianne said...

HEY where are the new pics..
WHA WHA WHA.....