Enjoy the Ride.

The last few weeks have flown by! In between Valentine’s Day and now, I have observed Lent, gotten more into my ICB Community Group, and had my last week nannying for Ferran’s girls, Mar and Clara. All last week the new nanny, Mateja, shadowed me as we got the girls all ready and off toContinue reading “Enjoy the Ride.”

Flax & What?

Calling all health nuts… in Barcelona that is… You guys if you haven’t tried Flax & Kale yet, don’t walk – run! Located in a sunny corner spot on Carrer de Tallers, Flax & Kale has quickly become a healthy restaurant staple in Barcelona’s Raval area, and the city at large for that matter. They’re proudContinue reading “Flax & What?”

Calçotada: Take 1

Yesterday was yet another first to check off the ole bucket list: go to a calçotada – aka a traditional Catalan onion BBQ. Calçots are long, skinny stalks of onions that are a local staple during the winter months. Family and friends gather together in restaurants, in parks or at home, to eat a vastContinue reading “Calçotada: Take 1”

But first, café(s)

Although I didn’t even like the smell of coffee until college, I have since come quite a long way; nowadays I almost always have at least one cup in the morning and then often times another after lunch (and/or siesta). Now don’t get me wrong, I’m definitely not a coffee snob nor addict, I justContinue reading “But first, café(s)”

Interested > Interesting.

“Not knowing what you want to do with your life (or at least not having some ideas about what to do next)… is a way of pretending that now doesn’t matter. Being confused about choices is nothing more than hoping that maybe there is a way to get through life without taking charge.” – MegContinue reading “Interested > Interesting.”

(( my rhythm n’ blues ))

Well I’m embarrassed to admit that it’s been almost one month since I last blogged. I have no excuses for myself in this regard, unless of course you’d like to hear some- including but not limited to: I have been busy working, preparing for Jank & Patty’s visit, exploring with them, planning birthday celebrations, andContinue reading “(( my rhythm n’ blues ))”

Home is where your mom is.

(Disclaimer: I started writing this blog post about a week ago and am finally finishing it now)… So Mel has officially come and gone – home that is, to Lincoln, Nebraska. I miss her so much already! My mom arrived safely in Barcelona on Sunday, April 13th. Damian, April, and I took the metro andContinue reading “Home is where your mom is.”