Recently a friend posted a photograph on Facebook of an idyllic scene at a nearby beach which she captioned, "Where I live": Now, I do not know precisely where she does live, but I do know where she stood to take that photo, and she most certainly does not live there! In her mind perhaps,... Continue Reading →

Fashion Show – Desfile de Moda em Empreita

Photographs are published here with the permission of and acknowledgement to Nuno Santos. His work can be seen on his Facebook page. On Saturday evening, João went out in the car for the first time since she broke her leg on 27 May 2012. The shorter, lighter cast replaced the huge and heavy plaster one a... Continue Reading →

An unexpected treasure

  An unexpected treasure.

An unexpected treasure

—This post is the first of two fashion stories. More or less. The second is an illustrated version of an overly long Facebook status update made a few days ago. This story has been written with the assistance of  my misplaced notes dated 23 December 1999 referred to in a post entitled, "Miscellany" from October... Continue Reading →


  Perhaps the title of this blog is a little premature, since the most unbearable – or glorious, depending on your work plans – days are yet to come. A few weeks ago – during our first heatwave of the season – one of the agencies who keeps me quite busy asked what my plans were for the summer.... Continue Reading →

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