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Sue Parker looks at a struggling industry and considers what we can do to help.

Fish and chips. The term (if not the calories) rolls off the tongue as smoothly as strawberries and cream – “...

Sue Parker meets an inspirational environmentalist wise beyond her young years

Three years ago, visiting Ria Formosa Natural Park and feeling depressed at the run-down state of facilities,...

Serendipity helps even the experts, Sue Parker learns

Whenever I happen upon something unusual on a countryside ramble in the Algarve I am struck by the serendipitous nature of nature (and...

Sue Parker says achieving her new year’s resolution should be a walkover

Do you have difficulty keeping new year resolutions? I keep nearly all of mine … locked away in a recess of my mind...

Sue Parker seeks seasonal solace in a calorie-controlled stroll

Too much rich food, more than plenty to drink, and not enough exercise. It’s Christmastime once more, and how can we be...

Sue Parker meets some down-to-earth stars of the forest and learns what makes nest eggs grow.

It was CS Lewis who famously said, “it may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be...

Sue Parker wonders if an obsession with best practice is simply littering the littoral

Many visitors come to the Algarve for the outstanding quality of its natural environment and its...

This time last year I was invited to ride on the combine, harvesting the rice in Lagoa. It was very exciting because hundreds of storks were feeding in the fields and it was incredible to see so...

As I took my morning run today, jogging rather ponderously through the cool mist that billows down the wooded hills, I encountered a mystery. The sun had started to burn through, creating patches...

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