Graham had a frustrating day yesterday wrangling with the internet at home, its slow, yes, and sometimes it just decides it doesn’t want to play but yesterday it was just Grahams computer that it turned it’s nose up at. The other three phones and two computers it was happy to sniff, pick up, throw around a bit, and sometimes run and run but it wasn’t touching Grahams.

It was a problem that he just couldn’t get his head round with no reason or logic, maybe it wasn’t a ‘getting his head round’ kind of thing, it was just unexplainable. But being an engineer and a computer engineer at that that didn’t make sense. He even went to the park with Molly to download a big file, as wifi was better there!

We have been so lucky with this apartment as I think we got in before they put the prices up for this year. If one bit of it is a bit flaky then that’s ok. I think it may be fate what ever that is, it was bad so we had to find another solution and it made us find MOB, which stands for Makers of Barcelona, this is from their about page

Mak·er /?M?k?r/, noun1.Someone that is self-sufficient, passionately driven, fully-capable and highly motivated, one that can make things happen for themselves.
sounds like Graham!


We went to MOB and its a really lovely big white space in an old industrial building, some flexible desks which get pushed aside for events in the evening and fixed desks at the back next to the small terrace which brings in more white light through huge windows onto the white furniture. There is a seperate architects area that is less open with more books and Graham chose to be in there. Unfortunatly a couple of architect firms have gone bust recently as its v. difficult for them at the mo. The place is totally silent and you take any calls in other plces, like the converted goods lift shaft, entrance garden thing, or the cellar, which is massive!

If Graham works first thing and then goes to his Spanish class straight from there I can look after Molly in the morning, it would be good for me to not slip into the same habit of going to the studio all day straight away and locate myself in the city a bit, then I can go to work from 12 to 8pm and we may get into the right time frame for here.

Graham will start there after we have been to his dad’s ie week after next. Its in such a lovely area with big wide streets, it all has a really lovely feel to it so it will be a great walk to work. We went for  sangria to celebrate.

This is Grahams walk to work, and mine if I take the metro

and with sunglasses!

streets near his work

 sangria ice