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About chiptheduck

Ambling through life in an uncoordinated fashion.

Odiáxere Carnival 2017

Two years ago we went to the Carnival Parade at the small village of Odiáxere near Lagos in South West Portugal. It was so good that we went again this year and took a few photos of the locals of … Continue reading

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Six Nations Rugby – Anyone Understand It?

Certainly not the players! I confess to being a “football man”. This largely stems from the fact that I was the 2nd smallest kid in my school year and consequently not great rugby material. My only venture on to a … Continue reading

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Ecco Shoes Rip-Off Continues

Followers of this blog may recall my post 2 years ago concerning quality problems with expensive shoes made by Danish manufacturer Ecco. Unfortunately I bought 4 pairs of premium priced shoes before I realised that the soles fall apart if … Continue reading

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Two Year Brexit – You’re having a laugh!

The EU will need at least 10 years to agree a trade deal with the UK – forget 2 years after Article 50. The EU’s deal with Canada took 7 years, and then only after they ran roughshod over Belgium’s … Continue reading

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Street Artists go Stir Crazy

Once again the street artists have brightened walls in Lagos, Portugal. And they didn’t just stir the paint, they painted the town jail – like this… Laboratório de Actividades Criativas (LAC), an arts organisation part financed by the Portuguese government, … Continue reading

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They still don’t get it!

Piers Morgan said on TV this morning that Remain got it wrong – they thought we were concerned about the economy but it was actually immigration that worried us. Wrong! Immigration was an issue but so was our disgust at … Continue reading

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Politics after the Referendum

Next Thursday the Brits go to the polls to decide whether the UK will leave the EU, having been battered from both sides with predictions about the economy and immigration. However, how about an unbiased prediction of the political scene … Continue reading

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