On Sunday I spent a few hours on Parliament Hill, soaking up the sun and the view. We got the Sunday papers, a cold drink and some snacks. What more could you want?
To be accurate, we technically were not on Parliament Hill, but we were nearer that side of Hampstead Heath than anywhere else.
If you are in London for the 2012 Olympics but fancy getting away from the mayhem of Central London it is a great place to visit. Hampstead Heath is bordered by Hampstead, Kentish Town and Highgate – each worth visiting in their own right.
At the beginning of the year I took a last-minute trip to Barcelona with a close friend. Barcelona had never been at the top of my travel list but now it’s captured my heart! It was fantastic, full of colour and imagination, and I will definitely go back again some point soon. The people are friendly, the architecture it beautiful, the city brings a smile to your face and the food tastes better than in any other country I have visited.
We were only there for a few days but crammed as much in as we could. We ticked plenty of tourist attractions off the list (including Sagrada Família, Park Güell and the Picasso Museum) between copious amounts of tapas and red wine. It’s such a beautiful and friendly city.