The Jardines de Piquio in Santander have great views over Sardinero Beach.
I like to visit Cragside House near Rothbury in early May to admire all the tulips in the Formal Garden. There was a great display but some of the flowers were still in bud and one of the flower beds which previously had tulips was planted with pansies this year.
Tulip beds in the Formal Garden at Cragside House
Red tulips bordering the glasshouse in the Formal Garden
I finally got around to visiting the Wellcome Collection in London in March 2013. It bills itself as ‘a free destination for the incurably curious’, which is a pretty accurate description. Henry Wellcome was an pharmaceutical entrepreneur who amassed many medical artifacts during his travels.
For me, the most evocative piece in the museum was the ‘I Can’t Help the Way I Feel’ sculpture by John Isaacs: the British sculptor’s statement on obesity.
‘I Can’t Help the Way I Feel’ sculpture at the Wellcome Collection
Array of surgical instruments at the Wellcome Collection
Tranparent model of female body at the Wellcome Collection
As the only electrical sockets to be found at Barcelona Airport are in the toilets I had to set up my mobile office there. My mobile phone battery was so low after tethering. I asked at the airport information desk where I could find electrical sockets but evidently they can only be found in the toilets. The glamorous life of the travel blogger.