A country walk

I wrote in my last post that I have recently made a massive life change and have upped sticks and moved to the country. We are now pleasantly situated in the hills that surround Barcelona. It has been the change, the literal breath of fresh air, that we have needed.
We are spoilt with the choices of walks and hikes to explore and have been out quite a few times on dog walks that have taken us to the most beautiful vista’s of the city and the surrounding country side. I love nothing more than going out and just noticing the area around and nature as it grows and changes. I love going out with my camera and taking a million and one pictures of every tiny leaf and bit of beautiful light.I also love using these photos later as a reference for sketches and incorporating them into my work. I love drawing plants and botanical things. They will forever feature in my work because that is when I am most at peace and that is where I feel my happiest. So things are good and I am forever grateful to live here and often find that I am pinching myself just to see if it is all real.
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My week in photos 1

Hello,

long time no see and all that. I have had another unplanned break from this here blog. I have been keeping quite busy though over on my instagram feed. I thought that I would do a little post each week to record my week through the photos I take either with my camera or my phone. I love keeping and recording memories and reminding my self to look up and appreciate the things around me. This is actually one of my goals and resolutions. I meant to do a big grand blog post about that however never got round to it. So instead I will talk about it all in these weekly posts/updates. I love and equally hate looking back at old blog posts due to the fact they make me cringe but its ever so lovely to have things recorded and to look back on old memories.

This week started by popping to the centre, its been a busy week full of errands and appointments. Which has been great to get out. This week I have felt really low and having a lot of anxiety and just feeling dread, self doubt and being in a bit of a black hole. Walking around these streets sometimes is so very surreal. I just feel like this small tiny unknown island floating around a bit lost and not knowing where I am going. It all feels like its not actually happening and right and that scares me. However, I do get lost in its beauty, even if I am feeling like its not “my place” I can still enjoy it. This is one of my favourite bustling areas of Barcelona to visit. Its so pretty and old and I like that. Good bars too!
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Mi querido Poblenou. I do love this little village within the city. Its where I live and where I feel most at home. Walks to and from doctors appointments have been a breath of fresh air and a good reminder of how much I do love this place.

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I also had to pop up to Gracia, for an errand, I always forget how much I love it there and think to myself I should visit more often.

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The centre of Barcelona always has its beautiful, charming hidden bits. I like to seek these out.

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The rest of my week has been stuck inside my flat (no so photogenic) and drawing like a mad woman. Its what keeps me sane. Might even show some more off in next weeks photos.