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New Airport?

NEW AIRPORT?For decades there have been plans to build a second airport to serve Lisbon. What would cost a half billion at that time is now estimated to be four million euros, I guess five.

Upsetting the Natural Order of Things

UPSETTING THE NATURAL ORDER OF THINGSPandemics aren't the only things that can seem to turn the whole world upside down.  Or topsy-turvy, as we might describe it, if this were a cartoon for children.  (Don't say it!)  

The Collapse of the EU - Part 2

THE COLLAPSE OF THE EU - PART 2Many people are surprised by the hate between leaders and extremists, as in Brazil, Ukraine and Korea. In many countries, as in Sweden, Austria, the UK, governments do not have sufficient support in the parliament to make true what they promised in their election-campaigns. They and banks lie about the future.

Driving license exchange - round and round in circles!

DRIVING LICENSE EXCHANGE - ROUND AND ROUND IN CIRCLES!I applied to exchange my driving license in 2020. I emailed the required form and received an email receipt and waited.  Then COVID, so I waited. Then I heard there was a backlog, so I waited some more.

Airport chaos at Faro

AIRPORT CHAOS AT FAROI am resident of Portugal. I have a UK passport. Last Thursday, Nov 3rd, I flew from Faro to the UK -  the queue for passport check went three times around the departure area !

The Collapse of the EU - Part 1

The Collapse of the EU - Part 1.Many people are surprised by the hate between leaders and extremists, as in Brazil, Ukraine, Korea, the US. There, youngsters kill dozens of colleagues while police-men torture alleged criminals in streets.

Are You an Accident Waiting to Happen?

ARE YOU AN ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN?Life can be a minefield, and not always at ground (or underground) level. Boats sink, planes plummet from the sky, I once tumbled from my elderly roller skates and skinned both my knees, a manoeuvre the instruction booklet claimed was impossible. And many of us fall headlong in love at some point, accidentally or otherwise.

Power cuts - you may be left with no access to emergency services

POWER CUTS - YOU MAY BE LEFT WITH NO ACCESS TO EMERGENCY SERVICESMEO recently switched us to fibre optic. Because our landline phone would now be routed by fibre rather than copper cable, I asked what would happen in the event of a power cut. We were told the landline would not function as it passes through the router.