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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 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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Shirt Story…

…illustrated (naturally!) with shirtless guys! Since taking up this job in the eastern Algarve full time in mid-July, we have been fortunate in almost never needing to wear a shirt, since we are ‘supervising’ a clientele who are encouraged to … Continue reading

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The Full Works

Should one come to our current outpost in Portugal to ‘lounge in the sun’ or to ‘get fit in the sun’? Initially being marketed as the latter amongst those parts of Russian and Nordic society likely to respond to such … Continue reading

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Card Tricks

Back down to earth after PUBLICATION DAY – and the ‘fun’ continues! Random fit guys today, all enjoying what they do! We have had a strange episode of the chip cards issued to our guests here suddenly appearing to stop … Continue reading

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Ophelia Passes Us By

When I posted my previous, we were on hurricane warning here in the Eastern Algarve. It never happened, thank goodness, and we have yet another sparkling sunny day. The jet stream scooped her up and drove her north – straight … Continue reading

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Oh… Ophelia!

The amazing run of continuous blue skies and wall-to-wall sunshine which we have enjoyed here in the Eastern Algarve may be about to come to a sudden end. We have just had an official warning that a hurricane – Ophelia … Continue reading

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Tough Boys

‘Tough Boys’. Today’s theme, since this is what the small group of Portuguese lads (and two girls!) from the local beach ‘fight club’ have told us they wish to call themselves. In English, which is fortunate as we’re really struggling … Continue reading

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Warm and Wet

…and the boys are definitely HOT and wet! Those are gymnast boys from Chelyabinsk, enjoying getting ‘toughened up’! Here in Portugal we’ve just had a period of light rain – the first for many weeks – but the temperatures are … Continue reading

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