How to travel with an allergy

My family and I are in Barcelona and really enjoying our time here, although one member is finding it a little tough. My youngest child has a cow’s milk protein allergy and he’s been struggling. Thankfully the Lego his grandmother has been buying him seems to be compensating. Allergic reactions and travel: not a good recipeĀ  Technically my son has…
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Brexit, Catalan independence and the great expat escape

I’m currently in Barcelona and the closer we get to winter, the hotter it’s getting. The hottest day of the year is yet to come. On 1st October a referendum is scheduled to take place regarding Catalonia’s future as an independent state. Whether it’s an illegal attempt to seize power by a minority or the repression of a people’s right…
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Is this the coolest Hotel in the world?

Newsflash: unlike other lifestyle bloggers I’m not cool. A friend’s teenage daughter once said she loved how I wore hats in an ironic way. I don’t dress ironically. I dress to stay warm. She thought I was dressing to be cool and when she found I wasn’t, she reckoned that was also cool. Teenage fashion is very confusing. No matter…
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