Planning Our Trip to Barcelona


We are now just two weeks away from a visit to Barcelona which kicks off our 4 venue trip around mainland Spain.  The only problem is that there are so many things to see, do and a multitude of places to eat!  I am scouring the internet for reviews, pictures and websites as Glastonbury plays in the background and am loving every minute of it.  

The grand plan is not to be wandering around in the heat with a giant map in my hand, i may as well have a huge arrow pointed to my head reading ‘beware confused tourist’.  Please no. with a little research, the fantastic apps available for the city and a tiny mix of preparation, I fully intend to take in the sights, sounds and tastes of the city at a nice pace and to make the most of my three days and four nights.

Any recommendations are more than welcome and I will of course report back via my blog.

14 days and counting.


Friday Fun: Sheep Rescues Fireman From Rooftop



On a quiet midweek afternoon, residents were shocked as a sheep mounted a daring rescue bid to save a stranded fireman on the rooftop of a mid terraced house!


The homeowner Mr. Jeffries claimed: ‘The fireman must have wandered into the garden and then, somehow, had clambered on to the roof’.


In a flash the passing sheep responded, amid the commotion, safely guiding the confused man down from danger before disappearing into the relieved crowd.


An onlooker said: ‘talk about bravery, while we were all stood watching, the sheep just went up there and saved him.  No regard for his own safety or the danger of the rescue, he just made it look so easy.


Local press and police have labeled the, as yet, unnamed sheep, a local hero and calls for the rescuer to come forward have, so far, been unanswered. 


The fireman was treated for shock at a local hospital and was said to just be thankful both he and the rescuer were unharmed.  The fireman has since been returned to his fire station where staff have promised to keep a closer eye on him.