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The British Way: How to make a complaint!

Nikki Big BrotherControversially, Nikki is considered to be, by far, one of the most entertaining British Big Brother TV contestants.

She is well known for her furious Diary Room rants and her daily battles with the other housemates.

Watch this video to find out how she complains to Big Brother about the lack of heating in the house and try to hear what words she uses to say that she is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cold. It´s hilarious and I love her!

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The British Jamie Oliver Way: How to poach an egg!

perfect poached eggsOK, forget fried eggs, boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, baked eggs, sunny-side up eggs, Jamie Oliver, the well-known British Chef, explains how to make the perfect poached egg.

The British Way: How to make a cup of tea!

making a cup of teaSeriously, someone is pulling my leg.

Is it possible that we need an instructional video to show us how to make a cup of tea? Well, perhaps the answer is yes.

So, if you’ve never made a cup of tea before, here’s a simple 5 step video to help you learn the skills and key vocabulary. The main verbs include the following: To fill, To stir, To add, To boil, To brew, To remove. Good luck! Oh, and if you don’t have a kettle, you might be in trouble!

Happy Andalusia Day!

Love AndalusiaA few years ago, the then King of Spain gave a public speech encouraging young people to leave Spain in order to find work experience abroad, and we  responded to this defeatist message of long-term talent drain with the words:  ‘’Shame on you‘’

JuanmiWithout a shadow of a doubt Andalusia isn´t economically the richest county in Spain, but we are a great county.

The history of our creative power, our sporting strength, and our artistic influence could be told through the words and work of some of our home-grown talent such as: María Zambrano, Francisco Suarez, Pablo Alborán, Pablo Picasso, Eva Yerbabuena, Vicente Aleixandre, Carlos Álvarez, Antonio Banderas, Jesús Navas, Sergio Ramos and Isco.

However, the significance of our region belongs neither to the famous personalities nor the notable historical figures. The true value of Andalusia belongs to us; ordinary, everyday people. The true value of Andalusia belongs to the fabric of our identity which is based on a history of cultural diversity, a tenacious pride in the soil we fertilise, our friendliness, and our generosity of spirit. andalusiaThis is who we are, and we will not be encouraged to leave, and we will not be bullied by quick-fix austerity measures, or disheartened by corruption. We say to our fellow Spaniards and the international world: ‘’Come to Andalusia and we can teach each other how to make our great county even greater.’’

It is with great pride and joy that I can say to you: ”Happy Andalusia Day”  My blood maybe British, my nationality Irish, but my heart will always be part Andalusian.VIVA ANDALUSIA.

 

Madrid tackles ‘el manspreading’ on public transport with new signs

The British newspaper, The Guardian, have been following the growing problem of El Manspreading:

Transport authorities in the Spanish capital want to encourage men to respect boundaries on bus seats and keep legs closed.”

Really, seriously, are you pulling my leg?!  In the great scheme of things, does anyone really care?  I for one, have more important things to worry about than a geezer´s knees.  OMG, get a grip!

If you want to read more, check out the full report here.

The UK and Manchester needs Juanan Garcia and Ismael Balotelli

Please fight for open borders, human decency, kindness, tolerance and diversity. Reasons why the UK is infinitely better with the Spanish influence. Click here to hear Flamenco in Manchester:Despaciti Brexit

 

To be filmed in.. which country?

In what country is this well-known tourist landmark?

rbClues:

1. The official religion of this country is Buddhism
2. According to recent statistics, there are 67 million inhabitants living in this country,
3. It is a well-known fact that some scenes from the chick-flick film: ‘Bridget Jones – The Edge of Reason’, were filmed in this country.
4. If I wanted to learn how to be a masseuse, I might enrol on a course in this country.

If I had… which country?

In what country is this well-known tourist landmark?

kharnakClues:

1. The official religion of this country is Islam
2. According to recent statistics, there are 82 million inhabitants living in this country
3. It is a well-known fact that some scenes from the James Bond film: ‘The spy who loved me’, were filmed in this country.
4. If I had more money and time, I would definitely visit this country because I’m nuts about eating halawa.

To be made from: which country?

In what country is this well-known tourist landmark?

usClues:

1. It is said that there are 254 countries in the world, and this statue is located in a country which represents 198 different nationalities.
2. The neoclassical sculpture is made from copper, iron and steel.
3. According to the sculpture, the sculpture represents a symbol of freedom and liberty.
4. It is well known that this statue was a gift by the French.
5. If you were me, you would have been to this country 5 times.

To represent: which country?

In what country is this well-known tourist landmark?

aonClues:

1. In a city close to where this statue is placed, a popular way of saying hello is: ‘wey aye, man’
2. This contemporary sculpture is made from steel
3. According to the sculpture , the sculpture represents the transition from an industrial age to an information era
4. It is well known that most of the funding for this project came from the National Lottery