Looking on the Bright Side…

25 Aug

(Photo: Getty Images)

One of Miguel Ángel Jiménez’s most celebrated contributions to past European Ryder Cup challenges has been his liberal supply of Spanish wine. This year, there will no doubt be another crate or two in the cargo hold as the team heads across the Atlantic to Chicago but once on American soil the Spanish star will be providing another key weapon to the defending Europeans’ arsenal. […]

Symbolist Spirit

17 Aug

Spirit of the Plains (1897)

A retrospective exhibition of one of Australia’s foremost Art Nouveau artists is on show at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. Born in Goulburn in 1871, Long studied in Sydney before gaining prominence in the Symbolist movement in the late 19th century – creating haunting images of the Australian landscape, frequently featuring mythical creatures. […]

Sailing Close to the Wind

5 Aug

Olympics Commentary… from an Irish Viewpoint

Smouldering Summer

31 Jul

A scene from Camera Cafe with Arturo Valls

It’s that time of the year for otherwise under-employed marketing types to keep themselves busy – and entertained. At Personality Media, they carried out a survey among men to determine this season’s most attractive Spanish woman. And the winner was… actress and presenter Carolina Cerezuela. Born in Elche (Alicante) in 1980, she is best known professionally for her role as Mónica Salazar en the Telecinco comedy series Camera Café (2005-2009) and personally for her relationship with 1998 French Open tennis champion Carlos Moya… they have a two-year-old daughter (Carla) and are expecting a second child in November.

Marathon Effort for Charity

28 Jul

Juana Criado from Málaga led the women home in the 2012 Australian Outback Marathon held in the desert around Uluru (Ayers Rock) as part of a trans-continental fund-raising initiative promoted by the Real Club Mediterráneo Málaga.



19 Jul

The real story… Spain’s burst property bubble explained (en españistani).

Watch My Lips… Not!

18 Jul

Six months after the Partido Popular came to power in Spain…


Chic Glamour in Mallorca

11 Jul

It was all about extravagance, elegance and entertainment when 2,500 guests enjoyed the Grand Opening White Party celebrations at the newest Nikki Beach in Mallorca. […]

Marking Time

10 Jul

He went close to a first world championship title in 2010 (On the Grid) and Mark Webber is once again well-placed to become only the third Australian to lift Formula 1’s ultimate trophy.

After finishing third in the driver’s championship in 2010 and 2011, Webber moved up to second behind 2012 pacesetter Fernando Alonso with his victory in the British Grand Prix. It was his second win of the season, after Monaco, and soon after he ended speculation about signing for Ferrari next year by renewing his contact with Red Bull for at least one more season.



9 Jul

An exotic Spanish melting pot in northern Africa

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CEUTA LOCALS like to quote a favourite joke. A child asks his mother: “Where do good people go when they die?” To heaven.” “And where do bad people go?” “To hell.” So where do the others go?” “To Ceuta and Melilla.”