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“…His Personal Hygiene was Limited in its Ambition!”

Today’s Picture Theme: Speedos and Similar The quote in the title amused us – it is from an obituary in the London newspaper The Times of US climber Fred Beckey who has just died at 94. And it has an … Continue reading

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We Are What We Are

Hard on the heels of me discussing how identical twins can end up with different sexualities (and therefore “it’s not the genes that ‘make’ you homosexual”), out comes another study which says that it is the genes! This time it … 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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Research: ‘The Sweat Spectrum’

The recent competitive bodybuilding event we staged here, and the ‘awards’ which followed (see previous post!) put me in mind of some thoughts on sweating (! – if that’s not a turn off…). I have sometimes been puzzled by why … Continue reading

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“Beef not Cooked in Rind of Bacon (5)”

Aha – a crossword clue for you. Here’s a pictorial clue for you as well: Got it? The clue is the boy, not the newspaper. ‘Rind of Bacon’ means the edges – i.e. the outside letters ‘R’ and ‘B’. ‘Uncooked’ … 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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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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