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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...

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Storks nests were removed on the Monchique road at the Cepsa petrol station, when the birds were still there. I saw six nests removed, but they continued to remove more.

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Why is it so hard to help people? In December, I had the idea to hold a music day outside, in the fresh air, at the park near Silves’ swimming pool on the morning of Christmas...

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Unquestionably these two activities should be strongly pursued as part of the Algarve’s 365 tourism strategy (and not just simply rely on golf and beaches). But yet again the...

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...

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I would like to send you a picture of the ugliest “Christmas tree” ever, recently erected by the câmara municipal on the central square of São Brás de Alportel.

Charles...

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