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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.



Music Lovers & Beach Bums Unite

For all you music lovers and beach bums, if you don´t have plans for the weekend, then take your maracas down to the end of summer beach party.  The amazing Free Soul Band will help you celebrate in style, rock n roll!

Film buff

A film buff describes a person who is very interested in, and knowledgeable about films and cinema. Are you a film buff, or more beach bum?


Love: What’s your type?

Love RunnerImagine you are looking for love; I know, what a mental idea!  Which of the following personalities would make your perfect romantic partner?

  1. A culture vulture
  2. An adrenaline junkie
  3. A beach bum
  4. A tree hugger
  5. A party animal
  6. A homebird
  7. A chatterbox
  8. A music lover

Survival Dilemma: The long-haul flight

You are about to take an 18 hour flight; what do you take with you?



fun-lovingJanette thinks she’s a fun-loving person. But what do I mean? What type of woman am I? What is my personality like?

Am I a person who is keen on:

  1. Sitting at home, sending ‘monkey’ SMS messages to everyone in my contact’s list.
  2. Reading Nietzsche and pontificating about the meaning of life.
  3. Doing different things, going out with friends, enjoying the insanity of life and laughing a lot.

Yes, the answer is 3. And, as my best mate says, this is the reason why my face is so full of laugh lines.  On the other hand, other no-nonsense people, say that I’m just old and that obviously, I have a lot of wrinkles!

Want to know how to pronounce this word? If so, click here: Fun-loving


Your home says a lot about your personality

What does your living room say about you?

It has recently been reported that the look of your living room reflects your personality. With this in mind, what do you think these living rooms say about my siblings? The first is my elder sister’s and the second my brother’s?

sj living room




dave living room




Are they: organised, timid, easy-going, eccentric, introverted, independent, fun-loving, open-minded, sporty, sociable or perhaps disorganised, bossy, determined or self-confident? Do you think they are music lovers, bookworms, fashion victims, clean freaks or perhaps couch potatoes?

And mine; well my living room, more or less looks like this: JOC living room

So, does this mean that I am ‘personality-less’?  Do you think I need a personality transplant?

Anyway, what does your living room say about you? Send me a photo and we can ask the Inglés Málaga community to analyse your personality.

Finally, if you  need help with vocabulary to describe personalities, click here.



quirky hotelQuirky is often used to describe something that is different or unusual in a good way. It can be used to describe a thing, or a person’s personality or behaviour.

For example:

  1. Many people think Phoebe from Friends is a quirky character.
  2. 2 years ago I stayed in a quirky hotel.  It was shaped like a plane and it was suspended from two palm trees. I had a blast!

Want to see more quirky things?  Type ‘quirky hotels’ into Google Images and see what you get.


Personalties that get on your nerves

dinghyImagine you are stuck on an inflatable dinghy in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Which of the following personalities would really get on your nerves?

  1. A chatterbox
  2. A techno junkie
  3. A fashion victim
  4. A tree hugger

Are you a techno junkie?

techno junkieA techno junkie is a common expression used to describe a person who is addicted to or hooked on using technology 24/7.

Now, despite the fact that my smart phone is still being used as a house decoration, I do love technology when it does what I want it to do.  However, I can’t stand technology when it makes my life more complicated or time-inefficient.  I’d rather be disco dancing, playing pool or scuba diving. Seriously, wouldn’t you?