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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.…

International Women in Portugal book readings

Article and photo kindly shared by Caroline Will Thursday morning 20th April saw a select representation of IWP members convene at Cascais Municipal Library for book readings…

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…

RBCGS - Intrepid Golfers at the Blevins Franks Trophy

Report and photos kindly submitted by Brenda Leitao   [caption id="attachment_10064" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Matthew Krystman of Blevins Franks, Elizabeth Barker, winner Auke Bos, Ian Yarwood and Captain…

Playing with Democracy

 Article by Guest Writer: Francis Braddell Dawson Theresa May is playing with democracy and at the moment she is sailing the Brexit ship, over a drowning labour…

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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