For the 2nd in our series I am please to introduce Malcolm Lonsdale, someone who I have known for a few years now and had the pleasure of working alongside on more than a couple of occasions.
How long have you lived in Tenerife?
I have lived in Tenerife for 6 years now (and still say that I should have done it years ago). For most of that time I have worked as a Sales Consultant for Property Alliance an estate agency based in the South of Tenerife.
Where do you call home, here or where you were born and why?
Tenerife is definitely home for me now it is such a better way of life than the UK
Now that you live on a Holiday Island, what is your favourite Holiday destination?
So far I have tended to visit the other Canary Islands however I am looking forward to a cruise next year. Everyone that I know who has been on one tells me that they are awesome, so I think its time to give it a go.
Describe your best memory since living in Tenerife?
It just has to be watching England win the rugby world cup, at 7.30 in the morning, drinking Magners cider in Faces Bar, thinking ‘What a great life it is here in Tenerife’. (I was ill for two days mind you, getting over it!!)
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? (keep it clean)
Well, anyone that knows me, knows that I love to socialise, and I love to go exploring this great island (I bet no one has found as many dead end roads as me!!) of course I am always on the lookout for new restaurants to eat in.
Which is your favourite Tourist Attraction?
With so many good ones on the island, it’s so hard to have a favourite, but the Siam Park has got to be one of them.
Where would you say was the best place to eat and/or drink in Tenerife?
I love eating in Paraiso in Valle San Lorenzo (It is the only place I know that can open a 2nd restaurant only 50 metres away from the 1st one and get away with it). and to drink, my local is the Terrace Bar in Amarilla Golf. They have a great Sunday afternoon with live bands on, so you can listen and chill out in the sunshine.
What has been your biggest challenge since you arrived on the Island?
I am sure almost everyone will agree with me when I say that the hardest thing is learning to slow down and do things the Canarian way (if it happens today, good, if it happens tomorrow even better!!)
Is there something that you would really like to achieve within the next 5 years?
I am currently living in a 4 bedroom town house which is really nice however I would like to be able to move into my own villa, I guess in the role I have I should be able to find something suitable!
I will also eventually do “The Challenge” (this will be a charity run from Mount Teide cable car back to the Terrace Bar on Amarilla Golf – a distance of 54 km). This is of course if I ever stop damaging my ankles while in training!! We have our own Group on Facebook strangely enough called The Challenge (please have a look, we always need new sponsors for this worthy cause)
Tell us something that that few people will know about you.
Well, if truth be known my name is Malcolm and I am a workaholic! But seriously, I do find great pleasure and satisfaction in working together with my clients to locate just the right property for them. It also makes me the happiest person around, when those clients actually become good friends, out of work hours.
I can vouch for that, I have spoken with several of Malcolm’s clients and without exception they have been very happy with the way they have been treated, no hard sales tactics at all. As for The Challenge, please do have a look at the Facebook Group and if you are able, pledge your support to Malcolm and the other people involved with the event.
(I hope the people at the Siam Park are reading this, two interviews so far and both, quite independently, say that it is their favourite Tourist Attraction!)