I'd like to tell you about the apartment where we stay in Catalunya.
It's not a holiday flat with a sea view or something you'd buy on a Sunday afternoon at the Reebok stadium.
It's called a *piso*. In Catalan this means you can look out of the back and the front.
In Manchester I live in a non piso flat. I can see the garden/car park through my window, but I have to go through the front door before I see the parade of students in the street.
The piso is in a street above a shop and you look out the window to see other flats above other shops. Here's a pic of the daily routine when the vans are loaded up for the scheduled jobs.It’s not a quiet life.
If you turn right at the front door It's a 5 min walk to the beach and the beautiful bay.
If you turn left it’s the hills and the Sardinian warblers.
Best of all it's on the edge of the 'Parc Natural'.Unfortunately my Catalan isn’t improving.
It’s about 45 minutes from France - note the flags, they are Catalan too.....
.... so there's always lots of French and Germans around but the Brits only arrive in significant numbers during August when I'll be back in Manchester.
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