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British Ambassador Reaching Out to the British Community

    Cascais – Tuesday, 14 November  Time: 18:30-19:30 Venue: Centro Cultural de Cascais Avenida Rei Humberto II de Itália 2750 Cascais   Following the start of…

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…

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…

What is the tax landscape like in Portugal in 2018?

2017 saw the introduction of a so-called ‘wealth tax’ on property, but there are no major changes this year.  The Portuguese parliament approved the state budget for…

RBC GS - Golf in Arctic Weather

Report by Brenda Leitao The extremely cold weather took the Royal British Club Golf Society by surprise, when members gathered to play the first competition of the…

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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