The heat wave is supposed to have moved on just in time for the weekend despite this morning's sticky start. Highs of 30ºC can be expected today and let's hope it stays that way.
Emergency health services reportedly treated 154 cases of heat-related incidences since the start of the heat wave last Thursday, though none were considered too severe. By contrast, a recent study has found that up to 20% of the population could suffer from Hypochondria. Coincidence? I think not.
I'm sure you've all heard of the Spanish woman Cecilia Giménez, whose artistic skills recently hit the news, not just in Spain but in the UK, the United States and probably many other countries eager to poke fun at this woman's good intentions. After her attempts at restoration went a little awry, we were all quick to snigger. The blogosphere, on the other hand, has erupted... in support! One man by the name of Javier Domingo has managed to collect almost 11,000 signatures from people calling for the new version of Ecce Homo to remain exactly the way it is. To add yours to the growing number, click here.
All eyes were on the football last night as FC Barcelona locked horns with arch rival Real Madrid at the Camp Nou in the first clásico of the long season. After a quiet start, followed by a barrage of goals, a mistake from the Barça goalie and some accusations of poor refereeing, the match ended in an alright 3-2 victory for the home team.
Post-match blues were made worse by transport woes as thousands were left stranded with no access to the Metro. TMB has announced that keeping trains running for an extra hour would have cost a whoppning €30,000, a bill Barcelona would like the clubs to pay for.
It's the final day of the Gandules film festival at the CCCB so check out their website for more information on the last film of their 10th edition. If you don't have plans for the weekend yet and are still in the mood for a afternoon at the pictures, here's a roundup of the films premiering this week.