|Hermes on the Passeig de Gracia in the Eixample|
What with riding on buses, dodging pickpockets and doing Culcha, there was no time for shopping. But this did not stop me from keeping an eye out for retail temptations.
Mrs Blighty: Oh look, Zara, can I go and check out if they have better stuff here than at home?
Mr B and Boys 1 and 2 in unison: No!
Mrs Blighty (tantruming) : wah! wanna look! wah! why can't I?
Boy 1: Mummy, stop that, otherwise you will lose a star from your star chart.
Mrs Blighty: Don't care about a stooopid star, wanna go in the shop!!
Boy 1: Right Mummy loses a star.
Mrs Blighty: Nooooo! please nooooo! gimme star back!! no fair!!! will be good, will go to football stadium and take an interest....
|Good choice of Barbies|
|Soap shop near the Placa de Sant Felip Neri (church with bullet holes)|
|Rose petal strewn shop in the Barri Gotic, Boy 1 marches right in|
|Leaf lady outside rose strewn shop|
|Las Ramblas, with stalls selling palms for Palm Sunday|
|Glove makers near our hotel in the Eixample|
|More Loewe goodies|
|Lovely vintage shop in Barri Gotic|
|Think that dress at the back might be Pucci|
|The two girls on the left were Japanese and were so cute and stylish, they went with the shop perfectly|
|Boy 1 excited that his Nikes are featured in the window of the Nike shop|
|Boy 1 rearranges the display in the Nike store while Boy 2 thinks about his next ice cream|
They had exactly the same stuff as in our local Happy Valley Shopping Centre here in Bucks.
|Zara top, available at Zara Barcelona, Spain and Zara High Wycombe, UK|
Humph! That my friends is globalisation....