Friday, 29 May 2015


picture dedicated to DogWhisper

1. Introduction

The highest praise that our work can have is to have people who do not subscribe to our swinging theory, partly or totally, come to help us because they think our effort is honest to find the truth.

The discussions are quite interesting and intense as all discussions are between people who argue in good-faith.

Questions arise and from them counter-questions and both the questions and the answers serve for each side to test their own theories resulting in correction or confirmation of what was previously believed.

Friday, 22 May 2015

3 Penguins in the desert


1. Introduction

If the reader sees 3 penguins walking side-by-side leisurely in the scorching sands of the Sahara then we at least expect a surprised reaction and respond naturally with a “that’s nonsense, that has to be a mirage!”

But if we proved that the 3 Penguins were indeed penguins and the desert was indeed the Sahara, what would the reader then say?

There are no penguins in a desert, that's a fact.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Balance: Unbalanced


1. Introduction

In our “Irrefutable Proof” post we showed you how the listings in the Ocean Club’s Booking sheets had been doctored. They were filled with EHE – Evident Human Errors.

In what were supposed to be print outs from a database and therefore without the EHE shown.

Then we said that we had been pointed in the right direction by comments made both by Insane and Johanna.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Definite Proof


1. Introduction

This post would be called “Oops!... I did it again”, if it didn't have the importance it has.

Yes, the reader can thank again Textusa's Little Helper, Insane, for pointing us in the right direction and what a direction it was this time.

So we will resist the urge of exploring the phrase “hit me one more time” from Britney Spears' “Baby one more time” and assume the seriousness this post deserves.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Elections 2015


We inform our readers that because of today's UK elections we will NOT be publishing tomorrow as we usually do on Fridays at 09.00 am.

We consider our next post “Definite Proof” to be of significant importance and so have decided to delay its publication to Saturday, May 9 at 11.00 am.

Thank you for understanding.

Please be reminded that this is not a political blog so we will not be accepting any political comments.

We will take this opportunity to talk about the support shown to Mr Amaral these past few days. 

Sunday, 3 May 2015



a pebble in a pond always causes ripples

in still waters the murky was surprised

hands came in pairs and soon were triples

fix the irremediable they tried and tried

flattening water only make waves bigger

look, there’s trees, birds and flowers to see

the fall wasn’t in pond, it just flew over

vain attempt, guilt won’t go free

eightfold have birds flown north and south

justice forgotten at the bottom of a pond

but many are who won’t shut their mouth

the pebble can’t speak but we can respond

Friday, 1 May 2015



1. Introduction

Imagine the reader is a manager of a bank branch and one day the reader receives a letter saying:

“To the bank manager, apologise for the disturbance but I feel obliged to inform you that I intend to rob the branch tomorrow morning at 09:30, if that’s not too inconvenient for you. Best regards.”

Friday, 24 April 2015

3 hours? For Tapas????


1. Introduction

We didn’t have any intention of publishing this week.

This was for two reasons, one was we thought that last week’s post – it was one of our most read weeks ever – was too important not to have an extra week on the front page of the blog and the other is that the post did give us a lot of work so we thought we deserved a rest. And intended giving ourselves one.

But as Santa Claus has elves we have our Textusa’s Little Helper, better known as Insane. The same person who almost 4 years ago pointed us, correctly we must add, in the direction of what would be last week's post “Irrefutable proof”.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Irrefutable Proof

(image from here)

1. Introduction

Back in August 2011, almost 4 years ago, we published the post “Tapas Quiz Night #4/?” whereby we showed that the Slide & Splash sheet was a handwritten copy of what would be transcribed to the Tapas Reservation Sheet of May 7:

Then, we got a fierce and quite passionate response. Here are 6 of the comments received then:

Friday, 10 April 2015

Tourism Diet


1. Introduction

The Algarve is a seasonal tourism region. The season being summer. Algarve also offers in winter golf tourism. But even in the economically less strained times, it did generate a significant revenue but was never a match with the “summer surge” of July/August.

It is never enough to compliment Algarve’s Sun and beaches, one of which, D. Ana beach in  Lagos was named, in July 2014, the best beach of the world by the Spanish magazine Condé Naste Traveler, followed by the Song Saa in Cambodia, the South Male in the Maldives and the Vietnamese Six Senses Con Dao and Bai Dai.

Friday, 27 March 2015



1. Introduction

David Jones article on Monday in the Daily Mail about Maddie was very interesting.

It starts with the fact that it rivals in extent with some of our posts, 2,371 words to be exact. Not usual in a tabloid.

Then it’s about a move in this sick game Maddie has become, that wasn’t meant to be one but ended up being one, the closure of the Maddie case.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Brenda's Day


Half an hour after this post is published the inquest into Brenda Leyland's death is scheduled to start.

The blog has decided to repeat what was said in our “2014 Christmas Break” and “2015” posts about Brenda:

Friday, 13 March 2015

Luz's Secret Service


1. Introduction

As we informed you last week, the content of this week's post was supposed to be part of “All the world’s a stage” which we published in 3 parts (Feb 24, Feb 27 and Mar 03).

We did it for 2 reasons.

The first, as the reader will be able to see, it’s quite long and we thought best to make it a post of its own.

The second, like we said at the end of the first third of the above mentioned post, “Carpenter is not only able to fail at these 3 tasks, as by losing himself in the script, he provides more information than he was supposed to. Even to the point of proving our blog right”.

Friday, 6 March 2015

All the world's a stage (3/3)


Foreword: As this post was lengthy it was posted in 3 parts. Today, we are publishing the third and final part.

However, this week we realised that what was left to be published was still too big for a single post.

Because of that we have decided to take a part of it out, although originating from some of Stephen Carpenter's words, it takes us to a totally different subject. If there aren't any surprises, this will be published next week as a post called “Luz's secret service”.

6. The Laundryman plot

Laundryman, Mário Marreiros, had to be discredited.

In the exact same way the Greyhairman plot was to make Raj Balu and Neil Berry win credits the Laundryman plot is to make Mário Marreiros, the laundryman, lose his.

Friday, 27 February 2015

All the world's a stage (2/3)

(pic from here)

Foreword: As this post is lengthy, it will be posted in 3 parts. Today, we are publishing the second third.

4. The Murat plot.

We have shown in our “Planting a spy” post quite clearly that the Carpenter – Murat encounter of the morning on May 4, 2007, in the cul-de-sac in front of Murat’s Casa Liliana never happened, much less the way both say it happened.