Monthly Archives: December 2013

Christmas, cousins, cleaning drains…

Christmas, cousins, cleaning drains… Another Christmas in Brazil – my fourth, amazingly – and I am still unused to a hot Christmas. Bit different this year because we had a number of cousins to stay, so our house was ‘base … Continue reading

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Mandela – Icon of Liberty and Peace

Mandela – Icon of Liberty and Peace I have just been watching the memorial service for Nelson Mandela live from South Africa and, since a couple of my recent posts have been about death, grief and celebrating lives, I felt … Continue reading

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Sad Christmas 1535

Christmas is not always the happiest of times for everybody and Christmas 1535 was a difficult time for Maria de Salinas, the 17 times Great Grandmother of Princess Diana and 19 times Great Grandmother of little Prince George. So, for … Continue reading

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Helpful Officials – Brazil

Helpful Officials Maybe now the story can be told. Now that I am “official” with my new permanent visa, that is! I didn’t dare tell it before in the (admittedly unlikely) case that a bureaucrat somewhere in the heart of … Continue reading

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Permanent and indeterminate

Permanent and indeterminate So it is official. I am now permanent and indeterminate as far as Brazil is concerned. I collected my “cedula de identidade de estrangeiro” today from the federal Police here in Niteroi. Otherwise known, I suppose, as … Continue reading

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