Well, it´s happened and Barcelona has lived up to its reputation. I´m embarrassed to admit that my backpack was stolen from under my nose (while it was facing the other way) and we´ve lost a bunch of very important and precious stuff (inc. netbook, passports, phones – the whole kitchen sink as it were). We´ve done as much as possible to organise police reports etc. and hope to have replacement passports before we have to leave Spain. Lots of other people in the same boat as we noticed at the police station & consulate. Coping reasonably well, and probably suffering shock, but we´re OK. Maryann´s been very helpful and a great support.
So, reporting from the PLE Conference and only a short post till I get my wits together (but maybe not any more till we get home).