Monday, April 25, 2011

Alive, well, and not blogging at the moment

I just wanted to leave a quick update here. I have had three extremely busy weekends: a school trip to Barcelona, a one-night hop down to see Jennifer (Chez Loulou) the following weekend, and visitors from the US here for Easter weekend...lots of bloggable material, but no time to get it up and blogged!

Anyway, all is well and all is busy.

I hope you had a great Easter weekend!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Barcelona Magic 1

At this precise moment, I started to love Barcelona

There is nothing noteworthy about this photo. It's just a building in Barcelona, attractive but not particularly charming.

As I took it, I was sitting on a café patio below. With a colleague, we had just finished visiting the International Tourism Show with a group of 36 business school students, and we were free for the rest of the afternoon. As we left, said colleague invited me to join her for lunch with a few people she was meeting up with who live in the city.

I had had grand plans to "see stuff" during the afternoon. But my feet hurt. I had gotten up at 1:45 am, ridden a bus for 7 hours, and then tromped around a trade fair for 5 more.

Of course I said yes.

We ended up at a tiny, somewhat greasy-looking neighborhood tapas bar. "Authentic" would be the word.

We sat down, and time just stopped. I snapped this photo, and let Barcelona take over. The next 24 hours were sheer magic...

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Window to window

Stuck in some of the endless road work that is going on in Rodez these days, I was able to catch this kitty from my car window. I suppose all of those vehicles below gave him/her/it something to contemplate...