La Diada Nacional de Catalunya, Castellers and Arrival

11 Sep

1.  Today is a very special day for Catalunya, the tri- centenary of 1714,  so the streets were full of people in red or yellow t- shirts as they prepared for the huge demonstration for independence in Barcelona.

2.  We went by train to the small town of Llinars de Valles to watch the Castellers, the human towers, which were breathtaking and scary as tiny tots climbed the human tower to the very top and gave a wave. There will be photos, I promise!

3.  Grandbaby N arrived here with her Mum after a very long series of planes and trains from Senegal and all is well.


Posted by on September 11, 2014 in Barcelona, Happiness, Postaday 2014, travel


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4 responses to “La Diada Nacional de Catalunya, Castellers and Arrival

  1. Hudson Howl

    September 12, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Senegal to Spain, 3200 km are not baby steps. You must be ‘peeing’ your paints. Sorry, but you know me, I go for colloquial over proper, always.

    Looking forward for the photos of the human towers and a sea of blue and yellow. To my way of thinking, in comparison, running with the bulls just malarkey. If you did not plan this, then you and yours have ‘horse shoes’.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 12, 2014 at 5:27 pm

      Quite a journey and something of a culture shock but she is amazing, simply curious about all the new things, flying, trains, lifts and learning how to cross the road! 🙂

  2. peteandsuehill

    September 12, 2014 at 10:51 am

    How brilliant that the Kafka-visa process has finally delivered your lovely family to Barcelona. Kisses to you all, that’s such great news. Sue xxx

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 12, 2014 at 5:24 pm

      Thank you, Sue.It feels brilliant to be able to hold this Grandbaby’s hand and to hear her say Granny and Grandgrand! Will be very sorry to have to leave tomorrow but so, so pleased that she is home here at last! 🙂


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