ALWAYS LOOK TWICE

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ALWAYS LOOK TWICE
The tram driver saw a tallish man on the edge of the kerb. The man failed the routine taught to every small child: he looked right, then left, but his undoing was not to look right again. The tram was almost upon him when he stepped into the road. The driver sounded the horn automatically, his brain registering immediately that it was too late. The last thing the driver saw as the tram struck the man was the horrified look in his ice-cold Nordic-blue eyes.
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100 years of great ports — Salt of Portugal

Making great port requires exceptional grapes and a deep knowledge of the production process. But most of all, it requires time, lots of time. Time for the nectars to lose the brashness of youth and mellow with age. That is why we cannot produce port wine by ourselves. We need our children and grandchildren to […]

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PENINA GOLF (PAUL MCCARTNEY)

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PENINA

Played Golf today at Penina, near Portimao, Algarve, Portugal. Very hot. This is the place where the Beatles stayed for a few days in 1968. Paul McCartney wrote a song called Penina and gave it away to Jotta Herre, the house band. It was also recorded by Carlos Mendes. They had a bit of a hit with it, you can find it on Youtube. The golf well! Looking for a Mystery Thriller Learn more

A Sunny Morning in the Algarve

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Arrived from a cold and snowy UK a few days ago. So glad to be back, in Luz, Western Algarve Portugal. It’s 8 January 2019, having breakfast on the terrace, sat in warm sunshine, under a cloudless sky. Checking out the horizon was that a Dolphin? Not sure.  Back to the main job then, was it five or six small fishing boats just off the coast………………

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