It's another day of clear blue skies in Barcelona and after a hot and sticky night, the light breeze and drop in humidity is a welcome break, I'm sure you'll agree.
It was US best-selling author Jim Butcher who said, "Punctuality is for people with nothing better to do." It would appear that the good people at Barcelona airport have adopted this as their motto. According to a recent study, the airport ranks fourth on the list of most impunctual airports in Europe and those of us who have experienced delays at Barcelona will find this fact unsurprising to say the least.
In other news, it has been reported that the Sagrada Familia is worth €90,366 million. Architect Antoni Gaudí will be turning over, sitting up and rubbing his hands in his grave. That is, until the figure is compared to the worth of the Eiffel Tower, which comes in at an eye-watering €434,000 million. Nevermind Toni, perhaps when the cathedral is finally finished some time between 2026 and 2028 it'll stand a better chance of competing.
Marine life experts are in a flap over the invasion of not one but two sea creatures around the Catalan coastline. One is an australian jellyfish, the other is a rabbit fish. Now, before we all run down to the beach waving about our smartphones in an attempt to idetify these salt-water foreigners, scientists are warning that the changes to the local ecosystem could be devastating. Hardly the stuff of horror films, these rabbit fish, but they're not to be underestimated. Apparently they have a wicked appetite.
If you're looking for things to do today, stroll over to the church of Santa Maria del Pi at 7pm for an exhibition of artwork by a group of 40 young artists from different high schools and universities from Yinchuan, China, looking to share their culture and creativity with Barcelona.
As for me, I'm off to the beach, snorkel and Blackberry in hand.