Barcelona dreaming again

About a year ago, I wrote a post about hoping to go on holiday to Barcelona My daughter, who had previously not wanted to go abroad, had decided she would like to go to Barcelona, so this seemed like too good an opporunity to miss. But then we had a rather ‘eventful’ holiday on a canal boat – read about that here here and especially here and my husband decided we couldn’t be trusted to go abroad if we couldn’t even avoid disaster in the British countryside. So Barcelona was, sadly, put on the backburner.

It seems that we’re just not that good at holidays. No wonder we go to nice old, safe old Padstow every year. Nearly a year on, the memories of our canal holiday, not to mention our Italy holiday have faded sufficiently for us to think about Barcelona again.

And the good news is, we’ve booked a holiday for later in the summer!

We’re taking no chances. We won’t be losing any suitcases (you need to read those Italy posts!). We’ve got a proper package which will involve us being picked up from the airport, not making hasty, incorrect decisions and getting on buses and off again in a hurry without thinking things through.

We are all very excited. My daughter wants to see the Gaudi architecture, especially the lizard at Parc Guell (and I do too!). The boys want to visit the Nou Camp.

And most of all, we want to enjoy some decent warm, sunny weather. The sort we just don’t get in the UK any more.

Now I just have to convince my husband that it really would be a good idea to take a whole suitcase full of food and drink, just in case my daughter refuses to eat or drink any of the foreign food and drink on offer…

Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. Yayyyyy!! I took lots and lots of snacks and things last year incase z refused to eat anything. 🙂

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  2. You will not be disappointed. And don’t forget to visit the Olympic stadium, have a super time – I look forward to reading all about your adventure 🙂

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  3. Sounds fantastic Sarah – we all have holiday mishaps, but you shouldn’t ever let that put you off. The world is a wonderful place.

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  4. Oh, good for you! I’ve never been, but everyone raves about it! We keep toying with a foreign holiday (I wish…) but somehow we always end up in Center Parcs….again.

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  5. Barcelona is on my ‘to see’ list. It looks like a fantastic place to visit. Spanish food is yummy; hope your daughter will give it a whirl.

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  6. Thanks very much, everyone! I think snacks and drinks are OK for toddlers, Tas, but I may have a fight on my hands trying to pack them for a 7 year old and an 11 year old! (The 9 year old isn’t fussy)
    I’d forgotten about the Olympic stadium, Lesley! Will add it to the agenda my daughter is alredy working on!
    Very good point, Izzie, we do all have holiday mishaps! I think my husband thinks it’s just us!
    My husband and I went back in 1998 Sarah! We go to Center Parcs most years – I think we’ve been 7 or 8 times now, I’ve actually lost count. I do love it though!
    I think hell will freeze over before my daughter tries Spanish food, FFHM! I am relying on chips, bread and pizza to keep her alive for the week! Plus whatever snacks I manage to sneak into the luggage!

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  7. Barcelona is great! So much to do! You never know…your daughter might surprise you with Spanish food! If not pretty sure you will find pizza and bread and the odd bit of spaghetti for her to survive on. No chance of getting my eldest anywhere near a prawn or piece of squid! Happy Monday Club

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  8. Saw some good deals with Groupon and was pondering on a return to Barcelona myself – thinking it would be great to revisit with the LO, one of best places I’ve been to for weekend break, loved all the Gaudi and the chocolate donuts. And the tapas….am sure that even the fussy J would find something he likes. And, if not, he would at least like the donuts for breakfast.

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  9. Visiting from The Monday Club and glad to hear you are being brave and off to enjoy Barcelona. I’ve only been to Madrid which was great but Barcelona looks even more exciting! Helen

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  10. So exciting!! I’d be just like you though – extra baggage for a suitcase of food I could be sure that my daughter would eat!! So pleased for you though, sure you’ll have a blast! xx

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  11. Thanks very much, everyone! Glad I’m not the only one with the extra suitcase, Dragonsfly! Chocolate donuts for breakfast sound good, Sarah! They would probably just be for Mummy! 😉

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  12. Yay have a great time. The food thing is one of the many reasons we drive abroad.

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  13. How exciting! We’re going to Brussels this year, not quite as sunny… Hope you’ll enjoy it 🙂 xx

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  14. SO jealous! Looking forward to hearing all about it, and of course seeing the fabulous photos! 🙂

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  15. Thanks very much, everyone! Will certainly be sharing a photo or two afterwards! We’d considered driving abroad before, Pink Oddy, but considering how long it took us just to drive up Lake Garda, it was probably for the best that we didn’t!

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