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#122 Living with lockdown

There has been so much going on that I probably shouldn’t have left it till the end of the second week confined to the flat before I started writing about the experience. The last two weeks I have spent working … Continue reading

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#121 The Handmade’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmade’s Tale was written in 1985 and I think I had seen some but not all of the 1990 film adaptation when it appeared on TV at some point but I had never read the book. The closest I … Continue reading

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#120 Worrying about the Coronavirus

This week has seen the first case of coronavirus identified in Sao paulo. The 61 year old man had recently returned from a business trip to Italy and is the first known case in Latin America.  Stock prices plunged in … Continue reading

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#119 Watching Sao Paulo flood

On Monday of this week it had rained all night and two of the largest rivers in Sao Paulo burst their banks. Just over a hundred years ago, Sao Paulo evolved from what had been an indigenous settlement in between … Continue reading

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#118 Reading Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

I found a copy of Anansi Boys in a bookstore in Sao Paulo and decided it was time to put an end to having to admit I hadn’t read any if Neil Gaiman’s books. The admission was as surprising to … Continue reading

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#117 What if the UK monarchy was abolished?

According to a 2018 poll, most people in the UK are in favour of the monarchy with only a minority wishing to abolish it and these figures are only slightly different to a similar poll taken in 2012. Recent scandals … Continue reading

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#116 Trying to get a Brazilian driving license

People from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are allowed to drive in Brazil using their UK driving license for 80 days, counting from the day they enter the country, as far as they have their original … Continue reading

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