Local man, Martin Shuttlecock today announced that he intends to post daily letters from Barcelona - on condition that he actually makes the trip, and can avoid getting blind drunk on Estrella Damm, absinthe, and local wine by the bucketload.
"It's true," Shuttlecock confirmed. "It's something I've never done before, unless you count the time I took me laptop to a hotel in Droitwich. So it's a novel departure for me, and hopefully it will be an interesting experiment."
Shuttlecock also revealed that the trip to Barcelona is currently hanging in the balance, as long suffering wife, Anne, hasn't got her passport back from the Passport Office yet, and flights and accomodation haven't yet been booked - with approximately eleven days to go.
"I'm confident that we'll get it all sorted out," he said. "So confident, in fact, that I've bought a continental adaptor plug for me laptop and a new battery. I'm hoping to rent an apartment close to Las Ramblas, either in the Bari Gotico, or El Raval, and insisting we get one with wi-fi. Our trips to Barcelona are always interesting affairs, so I thought it might be a good idea to send a daily report back to The Spoof."
"I can't see this working," long suffering wife Anne sighed. "He'll never stay sober for long enough. He's always the last one to stagger out of the Cafe De L'Opera, and when he's been out on the lash all day from morning to three or four the following morning he can usually barely talk, let alone type."
"You never know love," Shuttlecock countered. "I might surprise you one of these days..."
"I doubt it," Anne said with an enigmatic smile.
More as we get it.