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Brighter days

It’s sunny here in Portugal now, enough to get a sunburn if you’re not careful. Certainly warmer that the UK and with less of a chance of…

Life-saving lasagna

Life-saving lasagna   [caption id="attachment_1219" align="alignnone" width="300"] Happy New Year[/caption] Lasagna it's life-saving lasagna !!! if like me you finished your New Year celebrations at 4:30 AM…

An unlikely survivor of the great Lisbon earthquake

Summer is slowly returning to Cascais, bringing with it bright clear, almost cloudless days and stunningly intense dark turquoise night skies. [caption id="attachment_232" align="alignright" width="225"] The chapel…

Creepy crawly hairy things

Recently, eighteen Alvalade, Lisbon, schoolchildren were hospitalised with skin rashes following contact with processionary caterpillar hairs. Fortunately none of the cases were serious. The reports lauded the…

Lions Club de Lagos – supporting a school trip, making kids happy

Article Kindly Shared by Theo de Jager, Acting Press Officer It became known to the Club that the parents of the kids attending the CASLAS school in Lagos, are…

At last the sun shines for the Algarve Senior Bikers

  Article by David Shirley, Algarve Senior Bikers Photos by Michael Jensen and David Ashcroft and David Shirley After the last two events being postponed due to bad…

Valentine Escapes for the Wild at Heart

With St Valentine and his perfunctory bunch of roses around about every Lisbon street corner, the call of the wild provides a much needed alternative romantic escape…

Secret Places Just Outside Lisbon

  If you want to escape the crowds of Lisbon, it's really not that far you have to go. Even without a car it's possible to reach…

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