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.