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The Safe and Sunny Holiday Seminar

  Article Kindly Shared by David Thomas, Safe Communities Portugal A First in Portugal Safe Communities Portugal is organizing a public seminar in Cascais to create awareness…

Cascais Pub Quiz

Article by Hans Lamers & photographs by Manuela Lamers   The enthusiasm and interaction on the night more than made up for the smaller than usual turnout.…

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…

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…

Tagus Golf Society - Gone With the Wind

 Report kindly submitted by Andrew Jones Photos by David and Miranda Thomas The Tagus Golf Society met again at the Estoril Golf Club on July 21 to…

TOFFS - The Fourteenth of July at West Cliffs

 Report by TOFFS Captain, Paul Guérault   The French National Day was chosen for the latest TOFFS outing, not only because this year’s captain is French, but…

Season of torrents and torturous glutfulness

Having made a pledge to myself that I would write this blog on a weekly basis, I promptly did what I am wont to do - i.e.…

Too Hot To Handle

There's not been a lot of action in the garden over the past couple of weeks.  We haven't had any proper rain for many many weeks and…

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