World Cup – Last Bite

Just because you earn 10 Million GBP a year doesn’t give you carte blanche to behave like a thug and take chunks out of your opponents just because things are not going your way. “He thrust his shoulder into me” Louis Suarez whined after the match against Italy. […]

Neighbouring Tweets

If we currently have subterranean visitors, our comparatively new neighbours are freaking out about the birds. The amount of them, the dawn chorus and the SH1T they are apparently depositing on their patios; which are at the front and the back of their property. “Shhhhh! We are not […]

Julez Hamilton

Like, I’m in Loco Parentis right? You know, like …?

I am in loco parentis this week. It is a role I take very seriously. By default I was there for her at her birth and I will always be there for her.  That was 15.3 years ago now. I think I am suddenly feeling my age … like […]

Shorkie Post – Maraudering Moles

Tessa has a love for the Mediterranean lifestyle. She loves the summer. She loves throwing back the curtains in the mornings when the sun is out and the sky is blue, the combination highlights the hours she spends in the garden planting, pruning and making the lawn green […]

Shorkie Post – World Cup – Oh dear England …..

Tessa is very upset about the result against Uruguay tonight. She knows nothing about football really, but she is very patriotic. She even said that we had a better chance of scoring than any of tonight’s squad with any one of my paws or either of her two […]

Loving Vale do Lobo

I have a Bucket List as long as my arm but the draw that Vale do Lobo has for me is immense and know that one day, I will spend more time there. It just a question of when.

Julez Hamilton

I first ‘met’ Julez Hamilton over the phone about 7 years ago. Her step-father had given me one of her CD’s to listen to and I had been blown away by the quality and richness of her voice. I was writing songs myself at the time and eventually […]

Trouble House

I have been to the new look Trouble House Café Bar 3 times in the last two months and had exactly the same meal every time! Double Gloucester Cheese Omelette with warm new potatoes and rocket salad. A delicious combination. Well, if hits the spot, why go for […]

The Diaries of Cassie The Blog Dog

What with everything that has been going on.  I had forgotten we had started this …. this is the blog site I started when I was a puppy http://cassietheblogdog.webnode.com/ Must do something about it ….     🙂 Tweets by Cassieblogdog

Itinerant Blogger

08.00hrs Wake up in Vale do Lobo, The Algarve. 23C. Have coffee. Feel great! Write 500 words. Should be doing this every morning. 10.30hrs Packed and ready to take hire car to the airport. Temperature on the up. Now 25C. I don’t want to leave this temperature behind. […]

Shorkie Walkies

Although I have plenty of fun times with Hayley, who looks after us when Tessa is away, it was quite nice to potter around Queens Valley reservoir with Tessa this morning. She is so much more relaxed after a few days in the sun. We were half way […]

Revisiting Maria’s

In the old days, Maria’s was accessed via a track, more suitable for a 4 x 4, rather than a conventional hire car. In our case, we often took a leisurely stroll through the pine trees from Vale do Lobo, to what was then, a wooden shack on […]

Vale do Lobo

Here until Friday morning. Flitting from the apartment to Xenia’s Pool Bar http://www.restaurantxenia.com/ To Temperus Beach Bar, Praia do Trafal http://www.simply-algarve.com/companies/365/21/Temperus-Beach-Restaurant To The Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy http://valedolobo.com/en/vale-do-lobo/facilities-services/resort-facilities/vale-do-lobo-tennis-academy/ It’s a tough old life, looking at skies like this! Cassie is holding the fort at the office and […]

Movie Update

Having seen Gravity and Pompeii recently and been blown away with the cinematography, but not the plot, my faith in story telling movies has been restored. Saving Mr Banks is the best film I have seen for some time. Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as […]

Liberation Day

During the Second World War, the Channel Islands were occupied by the German forces for five years, from 1940 to 1945 which was know as The Occupation. On May 9th 1945, British forces liberated the Channel Islands. Hence the fact that that we will never forget and indeed […]

Quote of the Day

The Mad Hatter: Have I gone mad? [Alice checks Hatter’s temperature] Alice Kingsley: I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are. Lewis Carroll

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