Distracted in the docks

Time is running out…I got distracted by Barcelona on the way to work today, flamboyantly she teased me. She flaunted herself in her bright colours, mocking my date and choice to get on the water home. It can always be like this she said. Too easily her flirtatious manner wooed me and I cycled along her water drinking colour. I am enjoying my work, looking forward to getting back to my fishes, she didn’t ruin my day in anyway, like a good friend woos you to go and drink Doom Bar, you swell with happiness just that little bit too excited.


graham going to work

cheesy sorry





fav flower here





But you shall not win Barcelona. My work ethic is too strong. My love for my quite still country can not be dissolved by your colour. But I will leave your shore with chocolate on my tongue.

If you listen to the song, written by Oliver Wood, I don’t see it as a morbid song,  for me I translate ‘live’ as being happy, being ‘alive’ meaning really seeing things, feeling alive and appreciating the tiny everyday things.

there is also this linkhttp://vimeo.com/35644575

First night street party Gracia style, 3 days of drinking….er no…sorry bands and displays and stuff. Each street competes with each other to make the best display, because the streets are narrow they tend to go up high, realy imaginative and a recyclers joy! We went thursday night and I couldn’t work friday, I partly blame my very slight lack of an ability to show restrain but mostly I blame BBM = Barcelona’s Basterdisation of the Mojito i.e a plastic cup full of rum with a hint of mint and maybe a soopson of sugar ) So we never made it back until sunday when it was time for the local people on that street to have a big meal on long tables…as they do here…a lot

AM = Acquiring mojito

 PM = Post mojito

Graham spotted some flying pans…ha ha

body out of used cans, legs out of cutlery, there lots of flying things here but think these were my favorite… they just all looked surprised

sunday mooch about

 totally cool chandeliers from hose pipe and plastic bottles, and they worked too!

totally brilliant fish street


may have got a bit obsessed about this fish with recent sculptures in mind, the only pic I missed was the whole street as it changed colours as you went up, so simple but brilliant, a colour orgy!

 everything was made out of paper, so funny they just dont think it will rain!

Totally…am I saying totally too much! I totally loved this flower street


this was from a farm yard one complet with little buzzing flys

and an arty door round the corner