The Spanish Fall In Love With Britain
The Times has an article, where it describes how the Spanish are falling in love with Britain, its culture and the English lanuguage. This is the introduction to the article.
A passion for cupcakes, Jamie Oliver and all things red, white and blue is sweeping Spain — Britannia, it seems, is suddenly very cool.
From Madrid to Barcelona, Málaga to Bilbao, the Union Jack is visible everywhere as Spaniards seek to soak up the spirit of the London Olympics.
They are buying T-shirts, cushions, plates, towels, pencil cases — anything that bears the British flag. They are also flocking to learn the language in increasing numbers.
So amongst all the gloom of the economy yesterday, perhaps we are doing something right!
The Times puts it all down to the Olympics.
I must say though, that you come across a large number of Spanish people in London these days. but then we have the jobs and because of Spain’s unemployment, they have the people to fill them.