The town is empty. They are all in the brand new El Corte Ingles in Tarragona, which is sort of a Spanish version of Selfridges. The local shops are empty, the local bars are empty. It is the proverbial lull before the storm...except there is no storm because most people have headed off to their pueblos...and the rest are in Cuba or the Dominican Republic. So do not blow a fuse or burst a water pipe until mid-January.