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Do Viruses have Brains?

DO VIRUSES HAVE BRAINS?Can I ask you to please settle down, as the lecture is about to begin. I know those chairs aren't very comfortable, but I'm hoping they will help you to stay awake. Or some of you anyway. One or two would be nice. Or at least the person in the front row with all the pens in his jacket pocket. 

Rapid London

The Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park We had long planned a Christmas get together with all the geographically spread family members. So we did it. The Americans, the Dutch and the Portuguese managed to assemble before the day, at the various family houses scattered around London. 

Smoking for Your Health's Sake

SMOKING FOR YOUR HEALTH'S SAKEElectronic cigarettes, a.k.a. Vapes, because the user inhales vapour, are available in many flavours.  They sound to me like a modern version of Craven 'A' cigarettes, whose advertising slogan was "Smoke Craven 'A' For Your Throat's Sake."

A letter from the Alentejo

A LETTER FROM THE ALENTEJOHad Booster and flu jab today.  Isn’t it wonderful how they don’t hurt nowadays? Or do we get more leathery as we get older? I remember a jab in Nigeria in ‘78, bloody thing as long as yr arm and half as wide …  

Gold Car Faro... a bad experience and I'm not the only one!

GOLD CAR FARO... A BAD EXPERIENCE AND I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE!I apologise for contacting you like this, but I have a big concern with Gold Car Rental in Faro Airport and it seems like many others are affected (you can check the Google Maps reviews, which we failed to do so before renting the car).

Barlavento hospital... my experience

BARLAVENTO HOSPITAL... MY EXPERIENCEThe 11th of November 2021 I had a bike accident at the roundabout to Praia da Rocha Marina. After being dragged in to the side by my husband, 2 cars stopped and stayed with me, covered me with their jackets, until the ambulance came half an hour later. Thank you very much.

Public transport in Portugal - try it!

PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN PORTUGAL - TRY IT!We live in Olhão and made the decision not to own a car, to not only save the environment but also be more physically active, and choose to use public transport instead.

Clean Energy for Spaceships!

CLEAN ENERGY FOR SPACESHIPS!I find myself scouring the skies lately with my powerful contact lenses.  I've begun behaving like an escaped jailbird with the law in pursuit.  Fleeing prisoners panic upwards.