Sunday, February 25, 2007

#154 Coast to Coast

This is the plan . . . . . . .
Easter Friday fly to Lisbon with bike. Meet up with some mates who are mountain biking around Sintra (v near Lisbon). Stay a couple of nights then say "hasta luego" and pedal back home. Its a straight line across Portugal and Spain, about 1000k and should take 8 days.

Only one problem - I haven't got a road bike! - but am busy building one :-)

Monday, February 19, 2007

#153 Two Birthdays

Its Sally's birthday (so she stood on her head) and this blog started on 19th February last year. Carrie came from Barcelona to visit and a very pleasant weekend was had by all.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

#152 Breakfast

People often say to me, "John, what did you have for breakfast?" and I have to tell them - "Fruit!" (usually mango and banana - and as shown here, with added kiwi and strawberries).

Friday, February 16, 2007

#151 Valencia = Art, Leaves and Consomé

We went to Valencia for two days. Day One visited IVAM (Institut Valenciá d'Art Modern) and saw a load of out-of-focus photos, in fact, as you see, the whole building is out of focus. Stayed the night in arty farty hotel nearby then ate very nice Moroccan food, bisteeya, tajin etc.

Next day visited the Botanical Gardens and saw a load of leaves (well, it is February).

Later we cycled down the river Turia (it's not wet, the river has been diverted and now it's a long thin park). We carried on out of Valencia for 18k and had paella in El Palmar. The consomé soup with sherry was lethal! - a bowl of sherry with a spoonful of consomé - phew!