Category Archives: Brazil General

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A Brazilian Funeral…

ZeZé `s funeral Funerals – and especially funerals in Brazil have had a passing mention before in my blog, but we have had a funeral closer to home this last week. Fatima`s mum, who was 84, died early on Thursday … Continue reading

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Once upon a time in a land as dark as night…

Once upon a time in a land as dark as night… Maybe you have heard of Marielle Franco, assassinated in March of 2018 in Rio de Janeiro? Marielle Francisco da Silva, was born in July 1979, the same year I … Continue reading

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The curious case of the banana bees…

    As you might just gather from the title, I am back in Brazil for the Christmas and New Year season and, as I write, Summer is showing its teeth. The weather in the last week of Spring was … Continue reading

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Brazil presidency 2018

Brazil presidency 2018 It is Election year again in Brazil this year and we have already had a Facebook promise to take down fake news pages (which prompted demonstrations outside FB offices claiming the pages were not fake!) so I … Continue reading

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Brazilian Corruption update

Corruption update As I am in Brazil at the moment I thought it was time to give you an update about the political situation here. Not least because many of you could do with a distraction from the political situation … Continue reading

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I should be gardening – Brazilian Conspiracy and British Politics

I should be gardening – BUT … I should be gardening today (started writing this on Thursday!) after yesterday’s rain and today`s early morning sunshine … but … conspiracy is afoot. Or, at least, some of the conspiracy that has … Continue reading

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Xmas shopping – a quiet time in Brazil

Xmas shopping I guess it will surprise no one that we went shopping yesterday for the food and stuff we need for Christmas. Only a couple of days to go, so we needed to stock up, and we expected the … Continue reading

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Serendipity, a Journey into Brazil`s past and the Yellow Woodpecker Farm

Serendipity, a Journey into Brazil`s past Visiting the Yellow Woodpecker Farm – “Sitio do Picapau Amarelo” My regular reader will probably recall that I am an absolute advocate of serendipity and its beneficence. I have recently been the beneficiary of … Continue reading

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Amour sans Frontières

Amour sans Frontières I was struck forcibly by the strange juxtaposition of two items on the television news this evening which, on the face of it at least, would appear to have nothing in common save to say that I … Continue reading

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Spring Sunshine brings out the Smiles!

Spring Sunshine brings out the Smiles! Something of a contrast to my last posting, this one is about smiles and service as well as some thoughts on both Europe and Brazil. I had to go into town today. I had … Continue reading

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