Tag Archives: Lisbon

Lisbon………..the most beguiling city in Europe

In the last thirty plus years I have visited more than twenty-five major cities in Europe and each have their own particular attractions. But I have to confess that of all of them I find Lisbon the most beguiling of … Continue reading

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Risk averse parents……….apparently not in Lisbon, Portugal

You knew it, didn’t you? Over the last 20 years, adults (both teachers and parents) have been on a track to eliminate failure and risk from our children’s lives. We are afraid our kids are too fragile, and may diminish … Continue reading

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The British Cemetery………….Lisboa

The British Cemetery in Lisbon is to be found adjacent to St George’s Church in Rua São Jorge.Part of the Treaty of 1654 negotiated between Cromwell and King João IV of Portugal stipulated that English subjects living in Portugal should … Continue reading

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Another Female Orchestral Conductor Appointed……………

Missed this back in November 2013 but picked it up courtesy of Norman Lebrechts website. Sao Carlos appoint Joana chief conductor The Teatro de São Carlos in Lisbon has named Joana Carneiro as principal conductor of the Portugal National Symphony. Joana, 37, will take … Continue reading

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My Idea of a Holiday from Hell……………

I little while ago I was discussing holidays with a relative of mine and he was “waxing lyrical” about several cruises he had been on, one in particular that had involved flying to America then picking up the ship in … Continue reading

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