Tan maintenance conundrum 

Having spent four days solid on the beach in Sitges last week, I picked up quite the tan. As in, every single person I’ve seen since I got back has been stunned at just how dark I’ve gone. I love lying in the sun. And it shows…     After a massive breakfast in the morning, ...

Dinner at L’Avinyet, Sitges

Yesterday, after a long and relaxing day on the beach at Platja dels Balmins, we headed into central Sitges for drinks and dinner. We had a couple of drinks - and some excellent people-watching - sitting outside Parrots, then moved on to my favourite eatery here in Sitges: L'Avinyet. I discovered it last year with ...

Fairweather nudist tendencies

I've just spent a fantastic five hours lying in the sun at Platja dels Balmins, the beach next door to our hotel here in Sitges. It was bliss. Aside from the uninterrupted sunshine and the light, cooling breeze, I think it was the most civilised beach I've been to. Reflecting on it as I packed ...

Sitges sunshine

I'm once again in my favourite corner of Spain: Sitges. I've already written about why I like it, but today capped it all. After getting off our flight from Mallorca in Barcelona, we were out of the airport and on our way in a taxi in record time. Despite our flight being more like a ...

Watching the Mallorcan sunset

After a lovely dinner at Puerta Portals yesterday evening, we headed black to Frank's parents' place for a glass of champagne to celebrate his birthday.  Their apartment has phenomenal views over all of Santa Ponça, but especially the beach and the bay. I got clicking from their balcony and continued on our way home later.  ...

Pensioners behaving disgracefully

The serene and calming photo accompanying this post does little to convey the pensioner-related carnage I witnessed shortly after it was taken.  We're now in Mallorca, having enjoyed an excellent few days in Orihuela Costa, north of Murcia.  We're in a hotel in the much-derided (and rightly so) Santa Ponça, which is truly awful at ...

Soaking up some Spanish sun

We've just spent a fantastic fair days in Villamartin, Orehuela in Spain. We've been staying with my parents, who have a house here. Even though it's early April, the sun has been kind enough to appear daily and I have basked in its rays every morning and afternoon.  https://www.instagram.com/p/BSf60T5FQcF/?taken-by=macpsych I can't believe how lucky we've ...

The lack of sleep is getting to me…

After Saturday night's surprise visit from the pizza delivery man, I was hoping I'd be tired enough last night to catch up on some sleep. Following an early flight to Barcelona for work, a solid few hours working in my hotel room and a long walk around town, I felt ready for bed. After nipping ...

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I spoke too soon…

After yesterday's optimism and sheer joy at cobbling together such an enjoyable Saturday, I spent most of last night wide awake due to a combination of noisy neighbours, insomnia and the arrival of an unrequested pizza. I was in bed and ready for sleep by 10pm last night, due to an early start. I drifted ...