My Story

Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.

This album was released 14 years ago today. I still love it as much now as I did that day.

This album was released 14 years ago today. I still love it as much now as I did that day.

Routine

One of the reasons why I’ve posted so little over the past six months was due to my daily routine becoming so uneventful that there was nothing worth posting about. It got to a point where I stopped even opening Tumblr when online. The main thinking behind moving to a very sociable city like Barcelona was to try and solve this problem. And although I’ve only been here half a month, it has done exactly that… kind of. My first two weeks here have been full of stuff worth posting about. I’ve already witnessed two big annual celebrations, one of which lasted for five days. I’ve been to a music festival on the beach. Nearly lost my eyebrows during a spectacular street procession of firework breathing demonic sculpted machinery. I’ve had more nights out in different places across the city than I did during my first year in London. It’s been non stop, and that doesn’t include the midday Vermouths. But because of all this, I haven’t had the time to ease myself back into the routine of documenting these events on here. Hopefully I can finally address this soon as these are times that I really do not want to forget.

Rain

So unfortunately it does rain here. Nothing too heaving, just a bit of light drizzle but I would of preferred my first experience of Barcelonian rain not to of happened whilst i was undergoing the very European task of hanging your freshly washed closed out the window.

Today was The National Day of Catalunya. Haven’t seen this amount of red and yellow since Day 1 of a Lords Ashes Test.

Today was The National Day of Catalunya. Haven’t seen this amount of red and yellow since Day 1 of a Lords Ashes Test.

Day 1

Yesterday I went out in search of a Spanish sim card. Being able to get your phone online is obviously the most important first step when starting a new life abroad these days. I blame the Tinder temptation. The problem was I stupidly decided to head out during the time when all the shops are shut for their afternoon break. There must shops open in the more touristy areas I thought to myself, so I went on an aimless walk taking any street that look heavy with people. During my walk I came across a number of phone shops, all of which were also shut. I look at my phone dejectedly and admitted defeat. As I looked around in an attempt to work out where I was, towering over me was La Sagrada Familia. Anyone who knows me will be aware this has forever been my favourite building. Granted I live not too far away from it, and following the paths of tourists will probably lead you to touristy places like this, but I still found it funny that this was where I ended up. As if I was drawn to it. Hello old friend.

It begins

I’ve been in Barcelona for only ten minutes and I’ve already been asked directions twice. I’m must be moulding in well already.

Dream

At 6:40am on 10th September 2014, I will be taking a step which will fulfil two life long dreams:

  • To board a plane with nothing but a lot of clothes and a one way ticket
  • To live in Barcelona 

My next adventure begins.

This video, which was used to announce the reuniting of my favourite band Copeland, was released a few days after I returned from travelling. It was the greatest possible news to return home to and something that quelled the inevitable post travelling blues. But as the release of the new album was so far off at that point, the excitement ended up fading away to a point where I pretty much forgot all about it.

A few days ago I stumble upon the video again and the excitement returned. Although the release of Ixora is still weeks aways, the number of times I’ve re-watched this video, and listened to the single on Spotify since, would suggest that over these coming weeks, my excitement of having my favourite band back together will be doing the complete opposite of fading.