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Mid winter ramblings

Here we are in February. It is cold and changeable a few bright sunny days with that fabulous, brilliant blue, cloudless sky and then misty rain and…

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…

The King’s Rhinoceros

While researching calçada portuguesa (Portuguese paving), I came across a source that claimed it to have started because of an Indian white rhino named "Ganga". The story…

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. Walking my dog Guinness along the…

Kindertransport - The Agony of Separation

Article by David Butler-Cole The Algarveans Experimental Theatre   It was pre-war Nazi Germany and fearful Jewish parents sent 10,000 children abroad to face the challenges of an alien…

Ahead of EU Council, Theresa May wrote directly to EU citizens in the UK

From: Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street and The Rt Hon Theresa May MP Part of: Brexit 19 October 2017 As I travel to Brussels today, I know that…

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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