Ray of sunshine

What's your ray of sunshine?

In England it’s very common for people to say: What a ray of sunshine! to the parents of new born babies.  The exclamation refers to how wonderful and gorgeous the baby is.

I remember when my mother gave birth to my baby sister, my first words were: What’s that, and why is it screaming?   Obviously, my mother was not happy with me.

Do you have ants in your pants?

Halloween is nearly here and I’m sooooooooooo excited!!!!!! I can hardly speak because I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited, in fact  I have ants in my pants.

James Brown, he always felt good, he always had ants in his pants.

I can dress up as a witch, cast some spells on Real Madrid football players, and go trick and treating.

Yes,  have ants in your pants means: you are very, very, very excited about something.

Do you feel like a fish out of water?

Oh no, what does it all mean? I feel very, very, very uncomfortable!! Where's my WATER?

To feel like a fish out of water, means you feel uncomfortable in a specific situation.  When people talk about physics and chemistry I usually feel like a fish out of water because I don’t understand anything, and I mean nothing!

I still think the fax machine is something from the 23rd Century.  Honestly, how does it work?  I stick some paper in a machine, punch in a few numbers and then someone receives a copy of it in another country.  I know it’s cool, but I just can’t get my head around it. Somebody please explain this to me using words with 2 syllables or less.

Lights Off

Every evening my mother used to say: Lights off Janette, it’s time to go to sleep.  The phrase means, turn the light off and go to sleep.  However, it’s also an expression that is used when somebody or something dies.  Today is a sad day for the world of creative digital technology because it’s lights off for Steve Jobs.  Steve Jobs was the founder of Apple and today it was reported that he has died from pancreatic cancer.  I feel a little melancholic.

The Bananas Have IT

Despite allegations of illegal activity, ( blackmail, manipulation, fraud, kidnapping and even theft) the BANANA won the final vote.  Hurrah!

It was tight, and a race right up to the deadline. I was nervous, sweating and praying.  The end results were: 25 people voted: 23.8% for lemons, 33.3% for carrots and 42.8% for bananas. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

On Sunday afternoon I baked Banana and Walnut Loaf. OMG, what a disaster!!!!

Oh no, I don't know what I am doing!

This is me with a hammer half way through the recipe. I wanted a banana cake and I baked a STONE.  The full picture story of me baking a cake will be posted on the Recipe section of the website by the end of the day.

By the way: ‘Word of the Week’ this week is: INEDIBLE.

It’s Friday: GO BANANAS

As we all know, understanding, remembering and using idioms and colloquial expressions can be very difficult.  However, here is one that it easy to remember ‘go bananas’.  

Look at us we ARE DELICIOUS!!!

It’s a colloquial expression which means: to go mildly crazy. For example: When Spain won the World Cup, the whole country ‘went bananas’: singing and dancing and shouting and screaming and honking their car horns.

Oh my, what a coincidence!!!!!!!

My post of today is connected to our Vote of the Week.  There are less than 24 hours to ‘cast’ your vote, and remember, I have to make the winning cake (Oh no, I can’t cook) So if you have not already voted  please vote now and say:  NO to Carrots and No to Lemons; it’s not possible for me to peel all those carrots and to squeeze all those lemons.   The vote is going to CLOSE at 23:00pm on Friday the 23rd of September,  so come on, go bananas. Vote for the BANANA; click for the BANANA.  Thank you!!!!!

Cristina, ‘out and about’ in London: New home, interviews and photographs

Our guest blogger, Cristina, who is living in London, has moved house, had a group interview and is thinking about taking a professional training course.

Sightseeing in London

Take a look at her news and give her some advice.  What do you think she should do?

Click here for Cristina’s News

Mission might be Impossible

As many of you know I have been redecorating my flat.  I’ve been very ‘jiggy’ with the paint brush,  gone ‘bonkers’ with the bleach and now I have a lot of clean white bare walls that need some decoration.  I’ve been thinking long and hard about what to put on them  and finally I have decided that I want my flat to honor the heritage of Málaga. Specifically old Málaga signage.

Mission Impossible
I want it!!! Your mission is to tell me how it's possible to get it. Buy it, steal it?

I want this one, Cosmopolita Bar, to be my first, and then I have my eye on the Cine Astoria sign in my square. So, your job is to tell me how this is possible. Please comment on this site with one of 2 options: 1) STEAL IT JANETTE, 2) BUY IT JANETTE. In addition, please tell me how your option is possible, for example, if I have to steal it do I need to wear protective clothing and a face mask ( I love dressing up), or maybe a police uniform would be better?!

Come on!!!! Operation ‘Mission might be Impossible’ has started.  Get typing……and please remember I hate the word IMPOSSIBLE.  I like, yes we can!!