Friday, 27 November 2015

Cinderella of Luz

1. Introduction

ALL – except for us in this blog and for our supporters – interested in the Maddie case have to agree on one thing: the Tapas bar was an exceptionally good restaurant.

So exceptional that we know of no other in Portugal where people queue to make reservations to have dinner there.

Friday, 13 November 2015


Update Friday 20Nov15: We inform readers that we won’t be posting this week. We thought best to keep the current post for another week. At least.

1. Introduction

This week our post will be a non-post. The content it will have is about a non-issue: the photo known as the last photo.

We consider that the only importance the last photo has is that it supports our theory: it was faked to show a family time that didn’t exist within a family supposed to be enjoying a week long family holiday.

Friday, 6 November 2015


In the comments section in our post “The Narrative of Negligence” we mentioned that there had been 2 very interesting articles published about Maddie.

The first one was the Mirror article of October 24 “Madeleine McCann detectives examine former suspect's pictures of children after Sunday People probe” about Wojciech Krokowski and about who we wrote our post “Sagresman”, explaining why we thought that it was a very important message to all those interested and able to understand it: the exposure of swinging was now on the table.

The other article of interest was the Sun’s article of October 26 “‘£100,000 fraud’ on Maddie fund” about a huge fraud of £100,000 concerning the Find Madeleine fund, as its title explicitly states.

Friday, 30 October 2015


1. Introduction

For us the Mirror article of October 24 “Madeleine McCann detectives examine former suspect's pictures of children after Sunday People probe” is one very positive and major step towards having the real and full truth about the Madeleine case come finally to light.

A step that has gone unnoticed in its importance. Much has been said about it but all have missed how really important we think it is.

Friday, 23 October 2015

The Narrative of Negligence

It’s said and we fully agree that there’s nothing worse than a parent losing a child.

It’s so horrific that no language without exception has an adjective for it. A person who loses a parent is an orphan and one who loses a husband or wife is a widower or a widow.

He who loses a child has no word to give comfort of meaning, a word that at least would attempt to define what is indefinable, incomprehensible and absurdly unjust, a word to heed others of their pain and plight.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Praia da Luz

Typical Praia da Luz architecture, historic (not) and quaint (not)

1. Introduction

As we said in our post “Sardine-munching” we visited Praia da Luz at the beginning of this month.

We set out to visit the village, do some walking around, have lunch and eventually revisit anything else there before heading for Sagres.

Friday, 9 October 2015


After 5 years of exchanging mails, the Textusa sisters have finally decided to meet.

Yes, it finally happened!

We decided it was more than enough time to be just letters on a screen to one another and that the time to get to know each other personally had come.

That’s what happened this week.

Friday, 2 October 2015

The saint of Salem II


Last post we spoke of one of the ix (nine) interactions Yvonne Martin had with the authorities pertaining to the Maddie case.

We dealt with interaction ii – The anonymous letter.

Even though we tackled a very controversial issue the expected warm breeze of silence that touched our cheeks told us the seas ahead continue to be calm and ridiculously flat so we see no reason for us not to continue to point the bow of our vessel towards the horizon and proceed with our trip through these dead-still waters.

Friday, 25 September 2015

The saint of Salem I

01. Introduction

It has now come the time to start to debunk what is without question the clutter best implanted in the Maddie case: paedophilia.

Why best implanted? Because it’s a clutter destined for connoisseurs only. Gourmet clutter so to speak.

This case has 2 kinds of clutter that are so good that they have been able to keep up the wall between us and the truth: negligence and paedophilia.

Friday, 18 September 2015


01. Introduction

We hope, dear reader that by now you have realised that you have had the privilege of sharing something with Mr Amaral: you have been treated all these years in the EXACT same way Mr Gonçalo Amaral was from the moment the PJ officers he was responsible for set foot in Praia da Luz until the moment he was “relieved” of all his duties pertaining to the Maddie case, which happened early October 2007.

Yes, please read it again.

Friday, 11 September 2015

Missing People

BLUF: The Ocean Club booking sheets show there were more people present in the resort than the number shown added up to, more proof they were tampered with before being handed over to the PJ.

01. Introduction

Three times seems to be the right amount of times we break our summer breaks. We did so in 2014, and we did it again in 2015.

For some reason the Portuguese say there's isn't a 2 without a 3.

This year we broke our breaks with our “Playful molecules”, “Sigh...” and “Dura Lex Sed Lex” posts.

Friday, 31 July 2015

Dura Lex Sed Lex

1. Introduction

Sometimes when confronted with a mountain that we have to climb it is not important how we got to be there, by its base, looking up but what is important is both having to climb it and the reason why.

It’s only important to just focus on the task ahead and not lose a moment dwelling on what happened before.

This is such a situation.

Friday, 3 July 2015


1. Introduction

Last year we interrupted our summer break 3 times with the following posts:

- “Outrageous” (02JUL14) in which we felt that we had to react to the farce that the July questionings done by PJ under SY request were;

- “No longer libel, so don’t call it libel” (18JUL14) because we had to clarify that the use “l” word was only favoured the other side as it was about damages and not libel (many disagreed with us then but time has proven us right);

- “Doomed pieces, emerging heroes” (15AUG14) because we felt we had to expose a manoeuvre from the other side which was the McCann v Murdoch libel trial.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Playful molecules

1. Introduction

We know we said in our post “Cadaver compound” that we were going on summer break. We did go and are on a break. A long break as all summer breaks are.

We didn’t expect to return so soon, especially taking into account the wall of silence around the case in comparison with just a year ago, but we felt we had to.

The reason being that we consider the EVRD and blood dogs that were in Praia da Luz in 2007, Eddie and Keela respectively, to be of pivotal importance to the outing of the truth and they deserve that we share the laptop with the sun as an exception.

We have noticed that lately the dogs are being put, very subtly, in question.

Friday, 5 June 2015

Cadaver compound

... and anyone saying differently is coming to the most nonsensical, convoluted conclusion ever heard.

1. Introduction

One of the most effective ways to disrupt a topic is by distorting it by using useless truth.

When one tries to find out if a vehicle is either a bus or van the debate ending up in a heated discussion about what kind of stone may or not have been caught in the tread of one of its tires that should or not be a specific brand.

Genuinely discussing the type of stone adds nothing to a discussion about vehicle types. All said about what the stones may be is true, but is an useless truth to the purported debate.

These truths (and they are truths) seek only to disrupt.

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.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

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

(image from here)

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

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)

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)

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

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


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


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.