söndag 24 juli 2016

Lazy day on the beach

Although staying in the shade the entire day I managed to get sunburned this last day of vacay in Barcelona! But, it's not super bad, just a hint of pink/red on my legs. It must have been all the walking in the sun that finally got to me! 😜
 
I think I might never again, after today, be able to say that the beach back home is cramped with people! It was crazy at the beach today! There where literally no place left on the beach to lay down on! We got there early so we got the best sun beds in the front row, right next to the sea! But it seems that everyone went for the beach today, and somehow they all found a spot! 😂
We left around four and went to a great restaurant at the end of the beach, Onac.
 
Don't miss this place if you visit Barcelona! Super nice in all the ways that counts! Great food, super nice staff and lovely environment! And affordable prices although situated so close to the beach! You find them at Instagram: @onac_bcn
 
I'm not a great drinker, but I do like a good mojito, and that's what I got there today! Just the right amount of alcohol (which is the main ingredient that I kind of don't like the taste of) and great taste of brown sugar, mint and lime! đŸ‘đŸ» Thumbs up (although I didn't finish it all)!
 
And then we had this amazing burger with poached egg, bacon, cheddar cheese and potata bravas! I actually think that this is the only dish, besides the paella I had our first day, that felt like proper food! A full meal! Don't get me wrong, I love tapas! I do! But it always feels like I haven't eaten, just nibbled on something, when I'm finished! And! As I don't eat gluten, it isn't much on the menus that I've been able to order! They're really bad at gluten free alternatives here in Spain! We went to McDonalds yesterday just to get us a burger but they had nothing to serve me as they didn't have gluten free bread and they couldn't offer me an gluten free alternative. That was a surprise! And as many of the small restaurants we've visited had no one in the staff speaking English and I don't speak Spanish, it's been really hard to find out what's safe to order and what's not! But at Onac nothing of that was a problem! We understood each other well and they made and served the burger without any bread! And it was really good!

Tomorrow we're going back home and it actually feels great although having a great vacay here in Barcelona! I'm really starting to miss our little girl bad, and today when we spoke on Skype she was a bit sad and really missed us being there with her! Skype is great, but real life hugs and kisses are better! ❤️
Thanks for being with me on this trip you guys! Barcelona has lots more to offer than I've shown you so go visit!

Laters babes!

Over and out
Pusspuss

Sunday funday

Just woke up to a lovely day! Clear blue skies and a Sunday quiet (?) Barcelona awaits us! As we leave for home tomorrow we thought the best way to spend our last day here is by going to the beach! So that's where we're going! But first I thought I would show you the nice lobby of our hotel here in Barcelona, Silken Diagonal.
 
The entrance to the wright and the bar to the left. Kind of feels like you're walking straight into the bar actually, if I where them I would have placed the bar further in, or built a wall to shield it off a bit from the entrance. I would much more prefer to be overwhelmed by the grand interior at first sight, than by a bar.
 
A sitting area to the Wright of the entrance and views out on the street. Could be nicer I think. Chairs and tables needs a makeover!
 
And the wall opposite the reception, all in copper. Beautiful! I don't get the floor tiles though? The elevators are barely visible in this picture, but they're there. And at the end (left) of the lobby is the restaurant and a cafĂ©. 

I'm sure you can find much nicer picture on their website or just by Google it, but this will atleast give you an idea of it! It's clear that this once was a really beautiful hotel, but it could really need some TLC here and there. Well worth it's money though, don't get me wrong! I'm just saying, don't expect top notch! 

Now we're off!

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

lördag 23 juli 2016

Afternoon walks

So the bad weather never came! It's been like + 30 degrees Celsius today, and only occasional clouds has shielded us from the sun! After lunch we decided to go sightseeing again. So we took the Tram towards the beach, jumped of halfway there and started walking. And we kept going, only stopping to admire some beautiful buildings, boats or statues. And to drink! I think I've easily drunk about three litres today (mostly water and no alcohol what so ever)!
 
There are some really fancy and big yachts down in the marina. Like the one furthest of in this picture, which had its own helicopter in the back! Can you see it?
 
I can't even begin to imagine what a yacht like that costs, and I'm sure not even the "smaller" ones in front would suit my wallet, setting me back millions (which I don't have😁). But I guess the rich and famous live with problems and issues just as us, but in a different scales I suppose! So owning a yacht of my own wouldn't make me happier! Besides, I always get seasick when going on a boat trip! 😜
 
Now I'm back at the hotel, just out of the shower and ready to jump back into a book on my Kindle. Tomorrow we'll go down to the beach again, and on Monday we fly back home! Miss mini-me terribly but we've talked to here everyday on Skype so we know she's doing great at her grandparents! ❤️

Laters babes!

Over and out
Pusspuss 

Rooftop pool

It's sunny and hot today in Barcelona! It's suppose to rain heavily and thunder as well, but we can see no sign of that happening right now!
 
Can you spot Segrada de familia? It's actually not that far away from our hotel!
 
The ocean! I know, it looks really far off, but it only takes about twenty minutes to walk there (even in flip flops)!
 
And the mountains! 
 
And I don't have a clue what we're looking at here, but I know for sure it's kind of the opposite direction of the sea and the city centre. 😁
 
And then there is me, with my hair ruining the pic! 😂 
Laters babes!

Over and out
Pusspuss 

fredag 22 juli 2016

Walking

We're back at the hotel after a wonderful day! We started this morning with a few hours at the rooftop pool. The sun beds are cramped at the small space and the pool itself is very small, but the view from there is amazing! I didn't take any pictures of the view today, but I'll be sure to do that!
 
There's no parasols up there, so I was left to lay in the sun, but some occasional clouds made it bare able! And just as I thought my skin had had enough sun, it started to rain! So we left for some lunch and sightseeing instead! And of course, when we left the hotel the sky was still a bit greyish, and we were dressed accordingly (prepared for more rain). Like two minutes after we'd sat down on the Tram the sky went clear blue! So it's kind of been a hot afternoon! 😜
 
After lunch down at the beach, we walked all the way to Segrada de Familia! Such an amazing and beautiful building! Last time I saw it (like 5 years ago) there were a lot more building going on, so I was happy to see new parts of it this time!
 
It was packed with people everywhere!
 
The design of Segrada de Familia is inspired by nature, and all the different and amazing details everywhere are truly easy to relate to nature! Love it!
 
The details are just spectacular! 
 
A must see if ever visiting Barcelona! 

Before walking back to the hotel, we stopped at Starbucks for some refreshments!
 
It's always fun to see how they'll spell my name! They didn't get it right this time, but kind of close! I had my usual coconut chai latte, and hubby tried a refresh lima (tasted mostly mint, with a splash of lime). 

Now we're off to bed! It's been a long day, with a lot of walking (like 16 000 steps if my iPhone is correct), so my feet needs some TLC! 

And of course we're following the terrible news of the shootings in Munich on Sky news. I'm heartbroken and so sad to learn that once again innocent people are killed by terrorists or madmen! My thoughts are with the victims and their families! As said before, I still believe in a world without violence, hate and death! We just have to make it happen! We are the ones who have the power to change the world! You and I! We must stand together against hate and terrorism! Love conquers all!

Laters babes!

Over and out
Pusspuss  

torsdag 21 juli 2016

Barcelona in sunshine

What a lovely day we've had here in Barcelona today! We slept in, just like you should on your vacation, and woke to the sound of a busy city in action; car horns, building work, sirens from a rescue vehicle and the cleaners chatting out in the corridor.
 
Our room is situated on the fifth floor and overlooks office spaces and a building site. Not really much disturbance from either two actually, but I guess one could wish for some more romantic settings of beautiful Barcelona!
 
But, we really like this hotel and recommend it if going to Barcelona! It's fairly nice located next to the Glories tube station, and just beside a great shopping mall and lots of restaurants. It's a twenty minutes walk to the beach or like thirty minutes walk to the central city. But by train or tram you're there under ten minutes. 
 
I'm not sure what this building next to us is, but it reminds me of a similar one in London. Not really fancying any of them though. 
 
We spent the day at the beach, me mostly in the shade and hubby in the sun!
 
Whiter shades of pale! But at least I'm taking care of my skin! Learning from earlier mistakes when being young that's damaged my skin! The sun chair cost me €10 and the parasol an extra €10 to rent for a day! Tomorrow we're staying at the hotel pool on the roof until lunch atleast, and here the chairs are rent free at least! 
 
We had tapas for dinner, baby squids with aioli (which I only had a nibble of as I didn't understand if they were gluten free or not).
 
And we had some chorizo but I forgot to take a "before" picture... 😜
 
And some iberico ham, and again, no "before" picture... Sorry! 😂
 
And this is where we bought the delicious tapas! A nice little restaurant on a side street to las ramblas! Better prices and nicer staff! 
 
After dinner we strolled around, doing some sightseeing. Here, cathedral of Barcelona.
 
Placa de Catalunya.
 
Lots of people everywhere so the taking picture part just isn't that funny, and therefore a bit boring to look at. Sorry!

Now I'm off to bed! 

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

onsdag 20 juli 2016

Barcelona

We've arrived! And Barcelona greeted us with warmth and sunshine! 
 
We left a cloudy and cold Sweden behind us!
But further south on our journey, like here in Geneva and Mont Blanc, the skies where clear! 
 
We made a swift stop at our hotel room, before walking back out in the sun! This is the hall in our room, with a giant mirror!
 
Our junior suite is beautiful and light! And my hubby's gorgeous! ❤️
 
And the corridor is...blueish! 😜
 
We ate our dinner down by the beach, and although after six in the evening the beach was still full of people! I had a really tasty paella with seafood! Yummy!

Now we're back at the hotel and I'm going to take a shower before going to bed! It's been a long day as I woke up before five this morning, afraid of sleeping in and thereby missing our flight! So, early night today, and lots to explore in the morning! 
 
Nighty night!

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

tisdag 19 juli 2016

Offline

I'm sorry for writing you short blog entries these days, but I'm enjoying our vacation and prioritising my family. Today we've been to the largest lake in Sweden, VĂ€nern. Mini-me and my husband enjoyed the water, but I really don't like swimming in cold waters, and plus 20 degrees Celsius is cold! I need atleast plus 25 degrees to even consider entering! 😜
 
I'm sorry for the bush, but every other angle put strangers in the picture and I didn't want that!
 
So after a day at the beach, we went back home to my parents in-law and enjoyed the late afternoon and evening in their beautiful garden.
 
Tomorrow my hubby and I leave for Barcelona for some days of quality time, exploring the city and enjoying each other! But I'm going to miss mini-me terribly! ❤️❤️❤️

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

mÄndag 18 juli 2016

Vacation

We've arrived! The true vacation can begin! A few days with my parents in-law before hubby and I leave for Barcelona! ❤️
I just took this picture, of mini-mes sheep Charlie and family. It's 22,30 at night and still almost full daylight out. Absolutely love Swedish summer nights! The light is amazing! 

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss  

söndag 17 juli 2016

New day - new opportunities

Waking up to a sunny and warm summers day! Lovely! Hubby made us breakfast and now we're off on a power walk (mini-me will ride her bike)! Hope you all have a glorious day! ❤️
 
The picture is from last night, using a Snapchatt filter. And yes, I might have been a bit bored... 😂

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss