The last 3-4 weeks have been a whirlwind, and time has flown by so quickly which I am very grateful for. The time we have in London is coming to an end and this journey of mine is set on a different but exciting new course- pending motherhood! The last couple of weeks have been amazing- feeling the baby move, the exponential growth of my bump (and increasing weight), changes in my body and seeing our little bubs on the 20 week scan. The latter brought a tear and a smile to my face.
In all that time, we also had the priviledge of Bern's dad company. Joining us in Spain for a week and then two weeks in London with us was a lot of fun. Hence, I have had very little time to blog. On top of that, I have been busy organising our move back home.
The week spent in Spain was a godsent. Sunny days with temperatures hovering around 20 degrees Celcius was what we really needed. Bern and I were looking a little pasty from the long and harsh UK winter. The sunshine gave us a spring in our step and I could not recall feeling so good in awhile.
Our holiday started in Barcelona- a city full of Anton Gaudi's architecture. The most famous would be the basilica (pictured above). It is the most interesting and unique church that we have seen so far on our travels. You would be forgiven if you thought the church was built in the modern era, as Gaudi's vision was very futuristic for his time.
This is a must-see place and make sure you get there early as the queue is super long.
The inside of the church- very modern in design.
Another Gaudi structure. I can't remember names. Pregnancy makes you forgetful and clumsy, and my mind was mostly focused on what my next meal would be.
Another place worth a peek would be the Central Market off The Rambler (a main street in Barcelona). Here, you would find the most amazing array o fruits, cured meat and seafood.
Jamon galore- Spain's most famous cured meat. The other is the sausage, called chorizo. Chorio is heavily scented with paprika and chili. Yummy in a paella.
There are also alot of lovely sidewalks and streets in Barcelona just to take a stroll on a lovely sunny spring day.
The pier and beach is also of walking distance.
Other places of interest was th National Musuem. Worth a climb to the top, where you could see the whole of Barcelona.
After seeing all that fresh seafood at the market, we decided to have a seafood platter at one of the restaurants by the beach. Much to our disappointment, the prawns were not fresh! The shell was stuck to the flesh, so we left most of it untouched. The restaurant then gave us a half priced discount on the dish. But I would rather have had a good meal. That was real sad... :(