Sharon and I finally left South Africa on Thursday and flew to Spain, on the first leg of our international workshop tour for 2007. We are staying in the mountains, outside Barcelona with artist and master puppeteer Joan Baixas and his family (see my last visit in 2005) . I feel some travel in Spain is important before heading on to Israel in a few weeks. Joan and I have been discussing new visual concepts for my new 2008 production of ´Looking for a Monster´. Tomorrow we head to Girona, a small town not far from here.