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Now, The Snowman Cometh…

…an unexpected link to the previous post concerning the arrival of the ice bath! Now we live in the same time zone as home (Portugal and UK), somehow news seems to arrive quicker. This evening we got an urgent message … Continue reading

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The Iceman Cometh…

Can’t quite make that image out. Guess the actual temperature…! Try another: Now that’s definitely an ice bath. Maybe not for the faint-hearted. However, some of Nordic/Russian guests have been complaining that there is no snow here in the Algarve … Continue reading

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Negotiating on All Fronts!

I’m beginning to understand how it is so difficult to get UN resolutions agreed! As I mentioned in the previous post, we are in discussions with the management here in Portugal (at least three different nationalities including Russian and Swedish … Continue reading

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Work-Life Balance

Two muscular dudes right there, getting their balance just perfect I think. While enjoying their free time. Since Dave and I took up our work in Portugal in the early summer, we’ve been pretty much flat out. Setting up and … Continue reading

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Gymnastics Day Out

The one thing that Dave and I are missing since coming here to Portugal is coaching gymnastics. Yesterday, we had a free day, organised one for Zach as well, and the three of us drove into Spain for a day … Continue reading

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The Rains Came! – And Ice to Follow…

YES! Finally, yesterday afternoon and evening, the rains came to the eastern Algarve. Apart from one drizzly morning, it’s been a while. Since the early summer in fact. OK, they’ve gone again, and the sun is shining brightly through patchy … Continue reading

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Let’s Apricate!

We’ve learned a new word – thanks to a non-English speaker using a dictionary. It’s what a lot of our ‘guests’ here come for, even at this time of year – sunbathing! Zach was massaging this quite large lady yesterday … Continue reading

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Foreign Bodies (Assorted)

‘Foreign Bodies’ is what we’re about these days. Mainly Eastern European, Russian and Scandinavian ‘bodies’, brought here by their owners for rest and physical recreation plus a dose of the sun which is so much rarer further north! Top up … Continue reading

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Cooler Evenings

Whilst folks are still spending their days outside in our apparently infallible sunshine here in the eastern Algarve – frequently shirtless like these two guys… …it is noticeable that when darkness falls (about 6pm currently) and the temperature drops, the … Continue reading

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Soon To Be Three

An opening ‘scowl’ for you. He doesn’t look too happy to be enjoying the ocean! Actually, we’re all a little bit grumpy today. Despite the unbroken sun here (currently 19C (66F)) when it was freezing at home in UK this … Continue reading

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