Bits and Bobs

Half way through January thank goodness.These dark early mornings and heavy rain have proved to be challenge, so roll on Spring.

I haven’t been very productive but when flicking through my phone photographs I found a couple that I really liked.

I hope you like them too and thanks for visiting.

Autumn Rain
Hoola Lamp Light
Hidden Vintage Kitchen Lino Surprise
Winter Sunset
In to the Light

Lost in Musica

I have wanted to see Gaudi’s iconic Sagrada Familia for such a long time as I love his quirky shapes and colours, but I also discovered the Palau de la Musica Catalana. This absolutely blew me away which is the creation of the architect Luis Domenech. Both are stunning for different reasons.

I am just going to let the photographs do the talking, but please see the following links for information about both of these gems of architecture.

Palau de la Musica Catalana no.1
Sagrada Familia no.1
Palau de la Musica Catalana no.2
Palau de la Musica Catalana no.3
Sagrada Familia no.2
Sagrada Familia no.3
Palau de la Musica Catalana no.4
Palau de la Musica Catalana no.5
Sagrada Familia no.4
Sagrada Familia no.5
Palau de la Musica Catalana no.6
Sagrada Familia no.6

I Shrunked and I Dunked

No I haven’t had an accident with the washing, or been dunking my biscuits in my tea. I have been busy designing and selling my shrinki dink Christmas earrings after being asked where I got them from.

So far I have sold my hand painted earrings through work colleagues, but in the new year I hope to develop my Depop shop and sell a wide range of retro boho indi designs, alongside my newly created Pop_To_The Shops _ Instagram account.

I hope you like them and if so please feel free to have a gander.

My instagram and below my Depop shop

The start of Christmas
Ready for packing
Newest bespoke design dedicated to Lizzie and Ziggy
Polar Christmas
Love my Docs
New retro design for next year.

I will be back just before Christmas looking at two of Barcalona’s iconic buildings.

Thanks for visiting and

Merry Xmas🎄😊

Deliciosa – Velada, Barcelona

When exploring the delights of Barcelona you need comfortable (but stylish!) shoes and tasty food to keep you fuelled whilst you explore the city’s artistic wonders.

As vegetarians we always research where we can eat, and it was a delight to discover Velada , which is is a vegan tapas bar. They served us the best vegan tapas I have ever had. Not only was the food gorgeous, but the decor was also very hip and the staff were lovely and spoke good English.(If only our Spanish was as good!). We will definitely be returning when back in Barcelona, as two days is just not enough time to take in the magical city. What a wonderful find, if you are lucky enough to be in Barcelona I recommend you visit this special place.

Vegan tapas including beautiful beetroot humus ,chimichurris skewers, heura mushrooms and vegetables with chimichurri sauce

Beautiful Interior

Bravas Veladas

Beauty everywhere even underneath your feet

Happy friendly people

Mirror mirror mirror on the wall which is the most delicious dish of all ?

Thanks for visiting

A Mooch on the Modernista

Barcelona has been on my must visit list for years so it was a delight to combine visiting my sister and brother in law in Alicante, (I hadn’t seen them for four years), and then catch the train to Barcelona for a couple of days. Both were enjoyable for different reasons, one being able chat and find about fascinating unknown family stories, and the other to see such exquisite art in its different forms. I just love Art Nouveau.

This post features the beautiful Modernista architecture known to us in the UK as Art Nouveau, which was a priority to see during the two days we had there. Some of these houses and commercial buildings can be seen on the Passeig de Gracia which is also referred to as the Quadrat d’Or (Golden Square). My future posts will feature specific iconic buildings in Barcelona and include more information on Art Nouveau, but for now just enjoy the madness and exciting beauty of these buildings.