Happy birthday to me, etc. A fab day yesterday mooching around Barcelona with Sarah. Cinema, cava, dinner, total luxury. This morning we shrugged off the inertia of chilling at the hotel and dragged ourselves out into the already busy streets of our metropolis.
Along to Plaça Catalunya and down the Ramblas to Colón and the port. No crisis here it seems and plenty of huge floating playthings bobbing expensively in the shiny water. Back up the Ramblas to a fab hotel breakfast as reward for our efforts.
(Romans lay siege to Masada, last Jewish outpost left from the first Jewish-Roman war; Eleazar Ben Ya’ir leads a mass suicide of 960 Zealots once defeat is obvious; major Han campaign against the Xiongnu)