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Sue Parker blames the messenger for some disturbing news

News of the tragic death by food poisoning of a woman on honeymoon in Mexico last October worried me. She had been eating fish. But...

Strolling through the picturesque Algarve on a photography tour with Dave Sheldrake

When Dave and Alyson Sheldrake retired to Portugal in 2011, the artistic couple couldn’t have foreseen...

Sue Parker seeks an Algarve rarity that seems to be afflicted with Brigadoon syndrome

Mentioning the word orchid tends to conjure up visions of steamy jungles and large exotic flowers. Like...

Sue Parker meets a walkin’ talkin’ living-world Champion

If it were possible to harness the energy emanating from the bundle of vitality that is Ana Carla Cabrita, the Algarve could dismiss...

Nobody likes putting their foot in it, but we can’t just turn a blind eye and seethe in silence, says Sue Parker.

For the January article, I like to write something optimistic about the...

Sue Parker’s Christmas colours are both decorative and vibrant... naturally!

Baubles, bangles, hear how they jing, jinga-linga;
Baubles, bangles,
bright shiny beads...

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Sue Parker finds a family of fungi not to be sniffed at

What’s the difference between a male goat and an impudent mushroom? Even with your eyes closed you know soon enough if a billy goat...

Sue Parker explores uncharted territory between history and mythology

The natural history of ‘prehistoric times’ is documented in remarkable detail in fossil records; they tell us how...

When we moved to the Algarve 18 years ago we did not expect to find such an exciting variety of wildlife in our garden. Among the exotic bats, terrapins, crayfish, geckos and birds we were...

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