We are so lucky here with the weather, but occasional deluges or visits from the Tramontane to blow away the clouds are only natural. Below are some ideas to fill those days when the P.O. goes into monsoon mode.

THERE are lots of reasons why people come to visit this beautiful part of France – sunshine, mountains, beaches, great food and wines etc, but there’s also a lesser-known attraction that brings thousands of visitors each year, particularly from the north of England… Rugby League.

The legendary Tarlà hangs from a pole on the Ramblas throughout springtime in Girona. Originally made out of sawdust, with a wooden head, today dressed as a jester, the tradition of this puppet dates back to the middle ages.