A quick scoot home for Christmas itself, then a London/Barcelona/Oxford trip with Debbie.
Home was good! Sadly didn't get to see everyone, but really I only gave myself 6 days, always gonna be tight.
Our accommodation in London was free (thanks Debbie's uncle!) and yet I still easily spent more money there than in Barcelona, for the same amount of time - where our accommodation was not free. Debbie showed me a recent study suggestion London is the world's most expensive city, and I'd easily believe it.
On the Barca photos: Alexis scored that free kick (the one I caught in action), good times. The coffee shop photo is a small pop-up run by an excellent barista, one of the very limited number of decent places to get coffee in Barca. Pretty cool setup: single group machine, take-out only, limited seats etc. I'd love to give something like that a go myself someday...