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!!

The Virgin Victoria Protects Málaga – The Banana Protects my Heart

Thanks to blogger Miguel, I found out what yesterday’s holiday was all about. So, I decided to jump on the ‘ protection’ band wagon and had a ‘juice-athon’ with my friend. We spent the afternoon getting ‘jiggy’ with fruit. We washed, we peeled, we sliced, we diced, we put it all in a blender and just like magic, out came some delicious tasting juice.

Yummy, yummy in my tummy!!

My heart is fully protected for another week, and the local greengrocer is very happy with his profits.

Come on, you know you want to try and make some juices and practice your English at the same time. It’s Friday – get fruity!!!

To get inspired click here for some recipes Recipes

Malaga Day – What’s it all about?

Truth be told, I have no idea what this local holiday is all about. Is it religious? Is it political? Is it cultural? Or, is it simply an excuse to have a day off work to have some fun?

Regardless of the reason, it’s great to take time out of your daily routine in order to celebrate. My favourite family celebration is our annual croquet competition. The majority of my family take this event very seriously, however my brother and I usually drink one too many and spend most of the time rolling around the lawn laughing.

Croque on the lawn
Janette is very serious about winning the croquet title!

What’s your favourite family celebration?

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