Friday, 24 April 2015

3 hours? For Tapas????

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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

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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

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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

Closure

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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

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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

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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)

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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)

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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.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

All the world's a stage (1/3)

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


1. Introduction

The problem most (we would go as so far as saying all, including us) make when reading Stephen Carpenter’s rogatory statement of April 21, 2008 is… reading it.

Before doing that one should take one or two steps back, look at it from a distance. One must understand its background, its context, its objectives, its characters and its plots.

Only then should one start reading it.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Planting a spy

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1. The 2 in 1

The 52yr (in 2007) Stephen Carpenter, or Steve as he prefers to be called, is a very fascinating man.

He’s the man who affirms he introduced Robert Murat to the case.

It was because of him, he says, that Murat was introduced as a translator to the case. How Murat must now regret ever having met, supposedly that is, Carpenter on that fateful morning of May 4, 2007 in that cul-de-sac.

Friday, 6 February 2015

Bladderman (with Post-Scriptum, Feb 07, 2015 13:30)

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1. Simple and straightforward

When one speaks of Jeremy Michael Wilkins, or Jez Wilkins, in relation to the Maddie case one thinks that he’s one of the first people to be brought into the case because of the conversation he had with Gerry McCann, around 21.15, when they stopped for a chat after having crossed with each other somewhere in the Rua Dr Francisco Gentil Martins.

Friday, 30 January 2015

Two men and a baby (cot)

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1. The doomed dooming vessel

As we said in our post last week “To haste or not to haste”, the Government BH and Gonçalo Amaral were pleasantly surprised and both got more than they could expect, at least at this stage.

“As of Wednesday, the McCann ship is beyond repair”, as published by the Portugal Resident who were so kind to quote us.

Friday, 23 January 2015

To haste or not to haste

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What was supposed to be a procedural day of the trial – big question was if facts were to be read in court or not – and with the expected discussions about them as they became known, turned out to be quite an intense and interesting day because some just came to conclusions in a hasty manner.

Friday, 16 January 2015

2015

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When we broke up for Christmas, on our list to Santa we had 3 presents: the SY questionings in Portugal, the final allegations of the McCann v Amaral Lisbon trial and the Pre Review Inquest on Brenda Leyland’s death.

Santa Claus was very generous with our presents. In each he gave us more than we were expecting.

Let’s go through from the least to the most complex of them.

Friday, 9 January 2015

Non-Post

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With festivities over, we picked up our pens so we could return to our readers.

But life is what life is and usually not what one wants it to be.

This to say that a friend of ours hit a bump in life that required our full attention during the past week.

As personal business always takes precedence, we inform our readers that the publication of post we were working on to post this Friday, marking our return, has been postponed.

We apologise and hope readers will understand.