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It’s been a couple of weeks now since we all resolutely decided to set some newish goals for the New Year of 2018. So how’s that going? My favourite conundrum is resolving not to make any...

Happy New Year – honestly, it really does seem like only yesterday that I wrote these exact words on this very page. Is it an age thing? The memory grows shorter – and more often than not fonder...

A Christmas Carol
No city on earth does Christmas better than London. The lights, the shopping, the markets, the shows - there is always something going on and this year, in the run up to...

I’m not dreaming of a white Christmas. Why would I? I live in the Algarve with the bright sun shining through my picture window as I peck away on my computer. There has only been one instance of...

In June 2015, I quite unwillingly became a member of a very large club, called Widowhood. It isn’t very exclusive; in fact anyone can join at any time and often without any prior notice. There is...

Whenever I go to Mãos de Ajuda second-hand shop, I am impressed by the apparent happiness of the staff. Their smiles are for each other and for their customers. What is their secret? Many of them...

Not everywhere, but certainly in the Algarve, November is an excellent month to play golf. The two main reasons are that many, but definitely not all, tourists have stopped booking up all the tee...

‘Tis the season to...
sell your window!

Judging by the ever-present crowds of shoppers in the streets of London, it is difficult to imagine that the retail sector is experiencing any...

Next Tuesday, November 7, will mark the 43rd anniversary of the famous disappearance of Lord Lucan, who once made a very private visit to the Algarve.

The 7th Earl of Bingham, Lord Lucan,...

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