Posts Tagged ‘ Catalonia ’

Saturday snippets: 26th May 2018

May 26th, 2018 | By

catching Adrian’s eye this week: a new country comes into being – Eswatini – (it used to be Swaziland) the Design Museum in London is named European Museum of the Year and Charlotte Knowlson provides a putdown to two jokey male passengers on her easyJet flight.



Saturday snippets: 21st April 2018

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

Its National Tea Day so Adrian settles down with a few tea varieties, (including Russian Caravan) cakes, scones and sandwiches to enjoy himself!



A visit to Salvador Dali, the Spanish master of surrealism

Mar 22nd, 2018 | By

Whatever the future of Catalonia, three places – Cadaquès, Figueras and Putbol – will forever stay as Salvador Dali country.



Saturday snippets: 2nd December 2017

Dec 2nd, 2017 | By

Gingerbread in Tallinn, walking below tigers in Chessington and playing Pokémon GO in Japan are a few of the items that attracted Adrian’s attention this week.



Holidaying in Catalonia

Oct 31st, 2017 | By

The recent news stories about Catalonia seem to have had an impact on British tourists booking holidays there.



Saturday snippets: July 8th 2017

Jul 8th, 2017 | By

Snowball fights, canoeing in tunnels, a stuffed baby elephant and five copies of Stephen Fry’s autobiography attract Adrian’s attention this week.



Saturday snippets: 11th March 2017

Mar 11th, 2017 | By
Trabant bearing the words I love Berlin

I am back from Berlin. Just. I managed to get out just before the airport security staff strike began. here’s a round-up of some of the week’s happenings



Magical Madrid

Oct 24th, 2016 | By

The Spanish capital has always been playing catch up with Barcelona, but is now enjoying its moment of glory. Kaye Holland shows you the way to go



Discovering Salvador Dali’s homeland

Feb 23rd, 2014 | By

Catalonia in the most northern part of Spain, on the border with France, was the home of the Surrealist artist, Salvador Dali. Whether you love his work or not he is considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century.



Homage to Catalonia

Feb 10th, 2014 | By

“Catalonia is establishing itself as a leading tourist destination in Europe and in the world”. That was the statement from a government minister. To most of us this smacks of the “bloomin’ obvious!”