UK Air Bridge to Portugal – is it a Bridge too Far?

I am dismayed to learn that Portugal is in negotiations with the UK to agree on an 'air bridge' by the end of June. I may be having a senior moment but why actively encourage British tourists to come to Portugal when we have all worked so hard to protect the health service and spent... Continue Reading →

Garden Diary: May Colour (part 2)

The temperatures this week have almost made gardening unbearable but as they say: the 'early bird catches the worm' so the Gnome and I started work before 8am. We've not only been working in the vegetable area but have started a new project - more on this next week!   Last week, a fellow six... Continue Reading →

Covid-19, Lockdown Reflections and Beyond

When Portugal declared the end of the State of Emergency and moved to a new phase, aptly named ‘Calamity’, I felt apprehensive. There are still no reported cases of Covid-19 in the western corner of the Algarve but with the phased opening of restaurants, beaches, shops etc., even with limiting the numbers, maintaining social-distancing, hand... Continue Reading →

Poetry: The Human Lottery

Human Lottery Death, Human Lottery Vulnerable Destroy their ticket The Youth invincible Until their number is called Millennium children complain While prophets of doom and gloom proclaim: There are plenty of toilet rolls in Hell!   This is one of the poems I wrote for National Poetry Writing Month on writingforums.com where we were challenged... Continue Reading →

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