Category Archives: General

Rituels d’Orient Spa / Hamman

For several months the lovely Sairica Rose and I had been trying to find a time when neither of us was (a) on some work-related jaunt across the world or (b) working such crazy hours that ‘free time’ was a … Continue reading

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Locally brewed beer in Gracia

We like beer. We like people who make beer. Which is why we like La Cervesera Artesana in Gracia, one of the few microbreweries in Barcelona. It’s a little place, tucked away on a sidestreet off Corsega, but always seems … Continue reading

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The best Xmas presents ever!

While it’s too early to give away what everyone is getting this year, if anyone is stuck about what to give friends and family for Xmas / Reyes / other suitable festive celebration this year, here is my top tip … Continue reading

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Call Valls – Organic Fruit Products from Catalunya and Beyond

Almost all the shops I have mentioned so far stock the ‘Cal Valls‘ range of fruit juices. I’ve tried a few – the Mandarina in particular is superb – so I thought I’d try and find out more about them: … Continue reading

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More ‘friendly’ cleaning products:

I wrote about the fabulous Lympha brand of eco-friendly, fair trade cleaning products here, however more recently while researching the post on local independent shops selling ethical products I discovered that my most local of locals actually stocks a different … Continue reading

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Eggs Update!

Happy Eggs are now available in Caprabo – look for ‘Ous Roig’ and/or ‘Ous de Pages’. You can read (in Spanish and Catalan) about the happy hens and the ‘ruta del huevo’ here: This is a follow-up to the original … Continue reading

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Local Shops for Local People – Sant Pere and the Born #3 – ‘Granola’

This little shop – Granola – is on the Placa St Pere, just opposite Mescladis and round the corner from the Xarxa Consum. This is where I first discovered Lavera toothpaste, so I have a bit of a soft spot … Continue reading

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