Category Archives: Baby

The astonishing Basilica de la Sagrada Familia

Like thousands of other people in Barcelona on Saturday, we visited Basilica de la Sagrada Familia. The queue for tickets was very long but we wanted to see the Sagrada Familia more than any other tourist attraction in Spain, so we stuck it out.

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Le petit Nicolas se regale

Nicholas here. Almost nine months old. And, in case you’re wondering, I’m loving it here in France. I could easily get used to this lifestyle thank you very much. Give me a few months and I’ll be right at home here, babbling away in French, wearing the local get-up, and you’d never know I was a Kiwi.


Dressed like a French flag – what?!

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Perpignan for a euro

Quillan is a fantastic town, not the least because of the investment the region appears to make in services and infrastructure, despite (or perhaps because of) the economic downturn. There is an impressive programme of events for a town this size, and there has also been a region-wide investment in transport, which means the local train and bus service has not only been retained, but made accessible at a flat one euro per trip to places as far afield as Carcassonne, Perpignan and, I believe, Montpellier! Continue reading