Monday, April 27, 2009

Gonçalo Amaral doesn't give up

Madeleine is in Praia da Luz!

Gonçalo Amaral continues the searches and makes revelations

“Madeleine McCann died in apartment 5A and her body was concealed.” With this certainty, Gonçalo Amaral closes the documentary ‘Maddie – The Truth of the Lie’ that was broadcast by TVI on the 13th of April.

The former coordinator of the most media exposed investigation of all times believes that the English girl, who disappeared from Praia da Luz on the 3rd of May 2007, was not abducted as her parents have always defended and further advances: “Maddie is there in the Praia da Luz area! For some reason, they’re around.”

Despite having been taken off the case in October 2007, Gonçalo Amaral continued to investigate on his own and promises to make some revelations soon: “I’ve been talking to other retired policemen, from other countries, and we’ve given the case plenty of thought. There is lots of information that has been collected, and news will be out, over the coming days. We have new clues and very serious ones.”

The production from Valentim de Carvalho Filmes, which is based on the book that was launched by Gonçalo Amaral, after he was removed from the investigation, was a success. Over two million viewers saw the documentary, which was broadcast by the Queluz station, and is now the second most viewed programme of 2009.

The former Polícia Judiciária inspector already expected the programme to be a success, but never this much. “We were expecting great impact, because it’s an issue that still touches people. They want to know the truth and they want justice. But we never expected this much”, reveals Gonçalo Amaral, who doesn’t doubt that since the 13th, the Portuguese are now better informed about Maddie’s disappearance. But according to the former inspector, it seems that not everyone watched it attentively: “The Attorney General should have realised by now that he holds a very important document that proves that there is no abduction, and all he has to do is to reopen the process.”

Ocean Club workers want to sue the McCanns

Before the little girl’s disappearance from apartment 5A at the Ocean Club, 130 people worked at the resort. During the following summer, the number fell to 60, and late last year, it was reduced to 48. Presently, only 27 people have kept their job!

The Ocean Club management was forced to “cut back on personnel” and doesn’t hesitate to point at those who are responsible over the redundancies. Te dismissal letter, which was sent to 21 workers, reads: “… This is the expected result of a sequence that has been continued over the past two years, when the company has supported the heavy costs of a reduction in its activity, as a result of the unfortunate Maddie McCann event.”

The Ocean Club staff shares the same opinion and add that “after the little girl’s disappearance, there was a break of 40 per cent in the number of tourists. We used to host entire families. There were even ‘wars’ to get a sunbed. Now, that doesn’t happen anymore”.

As a result of this decrease in the number of customers, over twenty people, aged 30 to 50, and some of them working for this company for two decades, have received a redundancy letter and promise to unite to sue the McCanns.

Residents want to forget about Maddie

The tragedy that was lived in Praia da Luz, in May 2007, did not only “cast a shadow” on that resort. A little over the entire Algarvian village, business owners complain about the lack of tourists, and once more blame the excessive media coverage of the Maddie case.

The truth is that, two years after the disappearance of the English girl, that paradise by the sea has yet to return to normalcy. “We enjoyed a quiet life, and it was bad luck that this happened here”, a resident says. The locals have not managed to forget about Maddie, and they are not even allowed to do so! Gerry’s return to Praia da Luz, earlier this month, is proof. Despite the fact that Kate remained in England, supposedly due to being physically and psychologically debilitated, the husband returned to the crime scene, but was ill received.

At the Ocean Club’s entrance, insults were thrown at the one that they used to support. “Why didn’t he come when the PJ asked him to?”, a shop owner questions. “What’s this documentary’s use? To further denigrate Praia da Luz’s image?” – another one asks.

There is no doubt that the locals’ opinion about the McCanns’ innocence has changed a lot. Apart from making it very clear that the couple is not welcome, they weren’t pleased about the most recent campaign from the English. A few weeks ago, ten thousand leaflets were distributed in mail boxes and dozens of posters with Maddie’s face were put up. Nevertheless, ‘Maria’ failed to find a single one of them! “They were all torn”, a resident confesses. We see a single outdoor upon leaving Luz, with the child’s face covered with white paint, as well as the contact number for new information. It’s a sign that the locals cannot stand the McCanns’ media circus anymore.


Chronology of a Polemical Case


2007

3rd May Madeleine McCann disappears from the room where she slept with her twin brother and sister, at the apartment 5A of the Ocean Club, in Praia da Luz. The parents were having dinner with a group of friends in the resort's restaurant, around 50 meters away from the apartment.

5th May The Judiciary Police director in Faro, Guilhermino Encarnação, advances that all the evidence points to an abduction, there was already a sketch of the suspect.

14th May Murat is heard for 14 hours at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Portimão and becomes the first arguido [suspect] in the case process.

31st July The PJ, elements of the British police and two dogs, trained to detect traces of blood and cadaver scent, inspect apartment 5A and find new evidence.

11th August For the first time the Judiciary Police admits that Madeleine might be dead.

6th September Kate McCann is inquired at the PJ in Portimão for 11 hours.

7th September The McCann couple is heard at the CID in Portimão and constituted as arguidos.

9th September Kate and Gerry return to England.

2nd October Gonçalo Amaral, coordinator of the ‘Maddie Case’ since the first day, is removed from the investigation.

8th October Paulo Rebelo is announced as the substitute of Gonçalo Amaral, at the head of the case.

2008

19th March The PJ returns Robert Murat’s apprehended belongings.

13th April Robert Murat demands libel payments from various British media groups.

21st July The Attorney General's Office [PGR] announces the archiving of the process due to not obtaining evidence of the practice of any crime.

24th July Gonçalo Amaral publishes the book 'The Truth of The Lie', where he reveals his theory about Madeleine’s disappearance.

2009

25th March Ten thousand leaflets and dozens of posters with Maddie’s face are distributed and placed in Praia da Luz, with the intention of not forgetting about the disappearance of the English girl.

4th April Gerry McCann returns to Praia da Luz to shoot a documentary about what happened on the 3rd of May 2007.

12th April Inspector Ana Paula Rito replaces Paulo Rebelo at the coordination of the Portimão’s CID.

13th April
TVI broadcasts a documentary based on Gonçalo Amaral’s book, in which the former inspector sustains that Maddie is dead.


source: Maria magazine, 26.04.2009, paper edition


Photographies of Gonçalo Amaral courtesy of Patrícia de Melo Moreira/DN © All rights reserved

76 comments:

nancy said...

Hi everyone, and thanks for the new thread Claudia!

Living in a small community as I do at the moment, I would hate to see its image spoiled and becoming infamous worldwide by suffering something like the awful event that happened in pretty PdeL, so I can well understand the anger and dismay that the people there are showing.

Gerry McCann showed about as much empathy as a bull in a china shop when he decided to go back with the awful Mitchell to do his version of a reconstruction without so much as a by your leave by the people there.

I also feel for Goncalo who lost the job he loved through the behaviour of the tapas 9. I can understand if he feels bitter and ill used when all he has done is try to find out exactly what happened to Madeleine and has just received insults from her family and friends in return.

The poor delicate flower Kate soon perked up when she got on the plane to the States to continue the attempts to top up the Fund of which it has been shown they have spent a paltry 13% so far on searching for their daughter.

If the McCanns had any decency they would have both gone back to PdeL and knocked on doors and apologised to residents for the harm caused to the village and its people there.

The McCanns will continue to earn money while the people of PdeLuz lose their jobs.

Cláudia said...

Hi, Nancy!
You said it all. If they had any decency...
xxxx

Pericles Pinto said...

"She's around". Yes, it may be true.

Has Gerry (and/or Kate?) been watched by the PJ (or by Gonçalo Amaral) in order to see where has Gerry been during this stay?

Maybe watching him would throw some light: for instance, Gerry could be trying to pay respect to Maddie...

Barragem da Bravura, does this ring a bell? It's just sooo close to Praia da Luz...

Cláudia said...

Don't worry. They've been watched.

nancy said...

Goncalo certainly doesn't give up!
----------------------------------
On the Joana site today:

GA said, during the 'Desire' congress in Oporto:

"There was pressure from London to archive the Madeleine case and now it seems there is pressure from London not to archive the Freeport case in Portugal.

The PJ investigator, who has retired in the meantime, even launched a challenge to the Freeport process investigators saying "the prosecutor could go and have tea with Kate McCann. Maybe she'd tell her the truth. And they might as well solve the manipulation of the forensics results".

A voice for Madeleine!

Whether or not it turns out that both he and Tony Bennett are mistaken in their beliefs, and I don't believe they are, the fact remains that they are the only ones brave enough and prepared to continue trying to get justice for a little girl who didn't deserve whatever fate fell to her.

Anonymous said...

Good morning all,

Thank you Cláudia for the new thread. So Amaral thinks that they have the new evidence to reopen the case - that's very encouraging news, AND we have some revelations coming soon. Seems like Gerry's timing with the reconstruction was impeccable, as per usual! Let's hope the AG concurs!

The residents of PdL have every right to be very upset with the McCanns. They have been used and abused where all they ever showed to the McCanns were kindness and hospitality. The reconstruction and leafletting was a slap in the face for them.

I haven't felt vert well the last two days, and everyone keeps telling me I have swine flu - nice!

Dylan xxx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Nancy!
I agree! How many people are there putting themselves on the line giving their names and faces for the truth?
xxxx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Dylan.
I think the reopening of this case is purely a question of political will. The pressure here is huge. You can feel it.
xxxx

Zetta said...

I think Madeleine dying in the apartment is the most likely scenario. I just don't know who it was who killed her or if it was an accident.

Cláudia said...

Hi, Zetta.
I couldn't agree more. That is also what I believe. And your questions are also my questions. I wonder if one day we will have all the answers and closure.

Zodiac said...

Hi Claudia and all,

“The Attorney General should have realised by now that he holds a very important document that proves that there is no abduction, and all he has to do is to reopen the process.”


Let's hope that the re-opening is soon very soon! Surely DP should be defending his reputation if the allegations about him are not true. Surely the Tapas group should be there backing him to the hilt and helping him defend his reputation. Surely the parents who claim their child was abducted in PdL should be defending they're friend's reputation after all they did say in the Jane Hill interview that they trusted their friend's 100%!

Does anyone know if there was mention in the US Press about the McC's and their recent visit to the US and appearance on Oprah?

Surely O should have learned from her S A debacle! If she ends up in the sh!t over giving these two coverage imo they do not deserve then she only has herself to blame! Sometimes imo people think they are bigger than their own ego's and imo deserve everything that comes their way for thinking so! Some folks can never learn by their mistakes because it is easier to blame others when really they should be looking at themselves. Hmm who does that remind me of? Maybe that is the common factor here between O G & K!

nancy said...

Hi everyone -

A very revealing thread on the 3A's by Amber08 - "What ONE thing really grips you?" Thread 21615.

All the answers are so relevant - particularly one by Quark1 -

"Why have the McCanns NEVER EVER mentioned the man that Mr Smith saw carrying the child on the beach road on the same night that Madeleine was abducted? Why are they not desperate to trace this man and eliminate him? If he was carrying Madeleine, then he must be the abductor"

I could make many responses but the main one would have to be why did Kate McCann refuse to answer the 48 questions put to her by the PJ's. And the fact that when they said to her "Are you aware that in not answering these questions you are jeopardising the investigation which seeks to discover what happened to your daughter" - she answered - "Yes, if that's what the investigation thinks" - what loving, grieving mother would give such a cool and calculating response to those who were trying to find out what happened to Madeleine?

And for parents who have been supposedly worrying that their young daughter is in the hands of a paedophile for two years they look in remarkably good nick; as if they haven't a care in the world! Amazing!

Cláudia said...

Hi, Nancy!
I think it may have something to do with the fact that Mr Smith suspects the person he saw was G. ;-)
Yes, I loved that answer too. Nice, wasn't it?
xxxx

nancy said...

Hi to Pericles Pinto -

I think you have a fascinating name if you don't mine me saying!

Welcome to the blog!


Nx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Nancy!
I find it a fascinating name too and I'm Portuguese! :-)
xxxx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Zodiac.
I'm sorry I missed your post!
Let's hope. :-) Fingers crossed!
xxxx

Zetta said...

How delightful of them, Dylan!

I hope you feel better soon.

xxx

Zetta said...

So Pericles, what do you paint?

Cláudia said...

Zetta, Portuguese is a wonderful language, isn't it? A conjugated verb becomes a surname when written with a capital letter. Oh, and it can also be a noun. :-)

Anonymous said...

Rosies Mole said...Hello
And now news from the pink forum and blog.
A bust-up has led to Mum21 being thrown off the blog and forum.
What a shame for her. She wanted to get her fat grubby fingers on the blog and the forum and she has failed. :-)
As we know Mum21s 'area of expertise' was poking her huge nose in things that had nothing to do with her, nasty comments and pretending to know things she didnt.
In closing, I should like to mention just one of the charming remarks she made about a poster.

... has been thrown off the 3A's. What a surprise lolololololWell Mum, right back at you!
Lolololololololololololololololol!!

Im going back to the forum now.
Cheerio!

Cláudia said...

Hi, Rosies Mole!
Realy? PMSL! That's hilarious! I guess I should check the HoF and the Forum of Filth more often!
Thanks! :-)

Anonymous said...

I'd like to dedicate this to HoFFoF!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNQRfBAzSzo

Rosies MoleReally going now!

Cláudia said...

That's lovely of you, Rosies Mole. :-)
See you and thanks for stopping by! :-)

nancy said...

Good morning everyone -

Hi Zodiac -

I won't hold my breath but if the Attorney General he did decide to reopen the process then I think the s..t will really start to hit the fan!

Claudia -

You must feel so important to have these people from the vipers' den continually taking such an interest in you and what you are saying and doing. Are they afraid of something I wonder?

I looked in there the other day and felt I had to take a shower immediately.

dylan said...

Morning all :-)

Zetta, exactly! Fortunately it's just a cold and a cough.

Rosie's Mole - :-)))) That's made my day! PMSL!!

Nancy, thanks for the ref to 3as. As I mentioned to you, I think the crux for me was when Kate didn't press to find out whether the dogs were correct. I'd want to know, I'd HAVE to know. Didn't see them demanding for the FSS to retest though, did we?!! What we have instead is them commissioning their own tests on the Renault Scénic. What was the point in that if they know Maddie wasn't transported in it? There wasn't any point, it was just to try to prove their innocence.

It is possible that nobody did any checks that night, and a person broke in and killed Maddie rather than abducted her. In that case, as a parent, you'd want closure and time to grieve. I think that unlikely though, given that it takes two hours for a cadaver odour to develope which brings me back to why they didn't push for the dog alerts to be re-tested! Could go round in circles for ever and I'm dizzy now!

Have a lovely day all.

PS, can anyone give or mail me a link to the FOF?

xxx

JennyH said...

Rosie's Mole

What a shock. Like The Apprentice: You're Fired!

Did the Jag come to collect her?

Zodiac said...

Hi Claudia and all,

Claudia I thought my post had disappeared into cyberspace lol!



"Rosies Mole said...Hello
And now news from the pink forum and blog.
A bust-up has led to Mum21 being thrown off the blog and forum."

ROFLMAO!

Cláudia said...

Hi, Nancy!
I haven't checked both places in ages, which is why I had no idea of the latest news!

"I looked in there the other day and felt I had to take a shower immediately."ROTFLMAO!
xxxx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Dylan!
Hope you're feeling better.
Don't take it seriously. Here it's the same. If someone sneezes, there's a joke about swine flu.
For me, thee is no spinning the dogs and the 48 questions. And I won't even go into the behaviour!
Have a great day!
xxxx

Cláudia said...

Hi, JennyH!
LOL!
xxxx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Zodiac!
No, it was my mistake. Sorry! :-)
Have a nice day.
xxxx

Cláudia said...

I have a loooong day ahead of me!
xxxx

JennyH said...

Hi Dylan

So glad it's 'only a cold' etc.

I imagine/hope a lot of people 'suspected' of having Swine flu actually have one of the many other viruses going around. Glad you haven't got it though -- apart from anything else your kids, the entire campus of the university, your friends and fellow bus- and train-passengers would all have to be quarantined!

That's one small city brought to a standstill then!

Hope you feel better soon.

Cláudia said...

Hi, Jenny!
Wow, what a picture.
If I came down with it, there would be whole families affected!
At least, the inhabitants of the HoF don't have to worry about that. It actually only affects humans. Swines are immune to this strain. :-)
xxxx

JennyH said...

You're on form Claudia!

Cláudia said...

Thanks, Jenny!
I have a loooong day ahead of me, so I have to be! :-)

Zetta said...

calcite51Rosie, there's a rumour on Justice for Madeleine and the Twins that Mum21 has left our forum. Is this true?It would certainly seem so! Good riddance! Biggest stirrer around. Try and find one of her posts Calcite.No avatars around. Deleted. Gone. Yoohoo. :-))))

Anonymous said...

Rosies Mole saidWhy blame Claudia for what I write?
Did Bum's husband see the foul language she was using? Were these the "personal reasons" she was talking about.
Of course Rosie would publish your comment.It was made so no-one could laugh at the situation.It served the two of you.
The main thing is though youre gone. :-)
Cheerio.

Anonymous said...

Rosies Mole said...Some Mole this is rotflmao, have to wait until things get in )the public section and then they still get it wrong.Which public section? Calcite quoted me. Silly woman (you not Calcite) Keep lying. Pee believes you.

Mum did not get kicked off anywhere and neither did she try to get her hands on the forum or blog,Of course.ROFL.What a liar.

Mum21 is a thousands times more of a person than you will ever beMum21 is a spiteful woman who enjoys the anonymity of the internet to let our her frustrations.

nancy said...

Hi everyone,

Dylan -

I've often wondered if they bothered checking on the children as often as they said. We only have their words for the times and I wouldn't trust any of them telling the exact truth.

Having read their statements, I find it incredible that the police didn't ask questions that most of us on these blogs would have. They gave them an easy ride in my opinion,letting them do most of the talking and never putting them on the spot.

All I know is that they were very quick to tear up Maddie's bedtime book to get their times to co-ordinate with each others. I would love to have been a fly on the wall while they got that together!

nancy said...

I'm sure most of us will be sorry to hear that Bren has given up on the 3A's.

It won't be the same without her well thought out indepth opinions.

I hope she comes back after a good break.

Cláudia said...

Hello, all.
Just got home with a giant migraine and have to translate e 10 page documento I have to finish...today. Ok, not today. I can finish it tomorrow because theb deadline is 8 am tomorrow. :-)
I don't have time to comment each post now, but I'm sure all of you will e-mail me if necessary. :-)
Going to take something for my migraine and start with the translation!
xxxx

Cláudia said...

Rosies Mole, whoever you are, LOL!

Anonymous said...

Rosies Mole said...Why did Mum21 not at least say goodbye if she decided to leave even for a little while?Why delete herself from the forum and blog (especially if she may go back anyway)? If she wanted to leave quietly then she would have just left, not deleted all trace of herself (or had it deleted).You can't believe a word they say over there.
They are definitely protesting too much.They are giving themselves away.
I'm going back to the forum now. If anything interesting happens I'll be back.
Cheerio!
RM

Cláudia said...

She probably didn't want people all over the cyberworld killing themselves due to the heartbreak.
Back to the letters, words and sentences!

Anonymous said...

Hi Rosie's Mole (if you're still around)

Most of the people on the pink forum have effectively left; of the 113 people they claim are members (lol)only about 17 ever look in to see what's cookin' and far fewer can be bothered to post.

If Mum decided to 'pursue her own interests' or 'spend more time with her family' she could have done the same -- then returned when she felt like it. Why delete herself?

Bet there was a flurry of emails summoning her to say her piece.

Zodiac said...

JennyH wrote: 'Did the Jag come to collect her?'

More likely she needed a jag (from one of her friends who collect her in their white van) to help her cope with the rejection of being booted out! After her nice jag she chats away to Dickie B in her local haunt the One Flew Over the Cuckoo's nest Cafe whilst they sip their tea and eat their jam and cream scones. As her jag takes effect RB offers her employment to help him get back up on the Rich list, he suggests she uses her poetry skills to come up with some advertising ditties for his businesses. Then they discuss P/pops and how awful she/he/it is for not allowing Mum to go blogging over the pond with she/he/it! Mum can be heard shouting jag more jag I need more jag. Do you know who I am nothing but a jag for me!

nancy said...

Just read on the 3A's an article by TV 7 Dias, and reprinted by Joana and Astro, that Clarence Mitchell has dismissed the possibility of GA's 'The Truth of the Lie' being shown on British Television, saying:

"I doubt that anyone around here is interested in watching it and any station that broadcasts it will be sued by our lawyers"

Just who is he to talk for the rest of Britain, the pompous pink twit!!

nancy said...

Claudia -

(One down (Mum21) and just a few others, by the sound of it, to go!!)

Mind you, I think the moon will turn into cheese before the dreadful RP decides to retire from the vipers' den she has built up.

I hope your migraine goes quickly and you manage to get the translation finished on time.

When in Spain,I used to do a bit of English/Spanish translation, purely for friends and neighbours I might add, and I found it one big headache, so I take my hat off to you doing it every day!

Nx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Zodiac!
LOL!!!
xxxx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Nancy!
The pink one thinks he rules the world. Poor fool. He can rule the UK, but he doesn't certainly rule Portugal. :-)
I don't translate everyday but I do it quite often. It depends on the topic. It can be boring, depressing, educational and even fun! :-) But it's always hard work.
xxxx

dylan said...

Good morning all,

Cláudia,

Hope your headache has gone and you've finished your translation.

Found this quote from Vee re Mum21:

"I hope mum21 is back up to snuff soon, and comes back when she feels rejuvinated. She is a most valued member."

....now we know what she's been on - LOL!!

Have a lovely day all.

xxx

nancy said...

Hi everyone -

Goncalo doesn't give up!

An extract from Journal de Noticias 30.04.09 - by Astro (Joana Morais)

Goncalo Amaral, along with other retired policemen from different European countries, are combining to try to get to the truth of what happened to Maddie.

"The criminal investigation was abruptly interrupted, before it even got halfway. There is still a lot to be investigated that may even lead nowhere, but it may lead to other paths and to the truth" former co-ordinator Goncalo Amarel advances, and he asked for political courage to those who have the power to reopen the process.

The fact that the McCanns are not pressing for the same thing beggars belief really.

But, of course, if it is proven that Maddie is no longer alive, the Fund would no longer be viable!

Zodiac said...

Hi Claudia and all,

'At least, the inhabitants of the HoF don't have to worry about that. It actually only affects humans. Swines are immune to this strain. :-)'

Claudia ROFL!

Cláudia said...

Hi, Dylan!
Migraine gone and translation sent today at around 1 am! :-) Thanks!

LOL!
xxxx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Nancy!
The title of this thread really makes sense, doesn't it? :-)
No giving up.
xxxx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Zodiac!
Glad you liked it! :-)
xxxx

J J said...

Claudia
Have you tried taking Zomig for your migraines?

It's what I take and I get it on prescription from my doctor. I have bought it over the counter in Spain, but it's very expensive. About €30 for 6 tablets.

It's not a pain killer. I'm not sure how it works, but it acts on the blood vessels.
They either get bigger or smaller, causing migraine (I can't remember which)and these tablets put them right.

I just take one, when I feel a migraine coming on.

It might be a good idea to have a word with your doctor or the local chemist. They can obviously explain it much better than I can.

Good luck. From a fellow sufferer.

Zodiac said...

"I hope mum21 is back up to snuff soon, and comes back when she feels rejuvinated. She is a most valued member."

They really are freakin unbelievable!

Cláudia said...

Hi, JJ.
Thank you. I have dealt with migraines all my life. I remember having them at around 5 and thinking it was normal. Mine aren't the worst kind. And I have learnt to deal with them.
I have to ask my doctor about Zomig. But if it has many side effects, I won't take it. LOL I don't like taking medication very much. One thing that works for me is Aspegic. When I have a big one, I take Aspegic and it goes away in a metter of minutes.
Thank you, fellow sufferer! :-)
xxxx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Zodiac.
They still surprise you, uh? LOL
xxxx

JennyH said...

I used to have migraine (no longer) and I believe the problem is that the blood vessels to the brain are too open. Migraine medication narrows them. The main active ingredient used to be ergotamine.

I don't know if they have found something better now. I think they must have if you feel better so quickly after taking it, Claudia.

Cláudia said...

Hi, JennyH.
Aspegic works in a matter of minutes, for me. I only remember one time that it didn't work. The migraine was so bad that I had to take two. But it was a one time thing.
I avoid taking medication. Was it's not that bad and it happens at time, I usually try to see if sleeping works. Most of the times I do it, I still wake up with it, though.
xxxx

Joana Morais said...

toma migraleve, é genial.
beijokinhas

Cláudia said...

Olá, Joaninha!
Obrigada! :-)
Beijinhos!

Anonymous said...

Zodiac,

The last time I saw a snuff box was on a chef show when they had to cater for Cambridge dons. I remember thinking that it wouldn't go down too well with the judges and it didn't! Prior to that, I think it was my great uncle who took snuff but he died around 30 years ago and so did the habit!! Still, it explains a lot ;-)

Cláudia, whatever works for you is obviously the best. We're not carbon copies of each other and so what goes, goes! I have a cure for hiccups which is vinegar and sugar. It works, it really does! Problem is, most of the people I've tried to tempt with it, hate vinegar - lol!

Dylan xxx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Dylan.
I agree. But it's good to know alternatives, just in case Aspegic suddenly stopd working. :-)
I hate vinegar too! LOl!
xxxx

Anonymous said...

hi there does anyone have an email address for mr Goncalo Amaral please i would be gratefull if smeone could help me out thanks

Anonymous said...

does anyone know mr gomcalo amarals email address please i would be gratefulif someone could point me in the right direction

thanks very much

Cláudia said...

Hello, anon.
I'm sure that if Mr Amaral wanted to have his e-mail address made public, he would have done so.
I'm sorry, but I'm not allowed to make it public as it is personal information.
You can try PMing him on the 3 Arguidos.

Anonymous said...

What a lot of rubbish! The reason that tourists don't want to go to PdeL is because of the way the Portuguese people reacted to the abduction. First, they tried to equate leaving the child unattended with kidnap. The McCanns were too trusting of humanity. That doesn't put them anywhere near the level of evil required to take a child. Second, instead of questioning, and protesting about, the ineffiency of the police the Portuguese people try to throw suspicion onto the McCanns who are obviously doing everything they can to find their daughter. If the McCanns were guilty of even half of what they've been accused of there's no way they'd be constantly seeking publicity. Visit Portugal? You must be joking.

Cláudia said...

Pssst, cowardly anon, we don't want scum like you here. In fact, scum like you doesn't have place anywhere. Now crawl back to the filthy place you came out of and go neglect a kid ot two.

Sabine said...

We support Goncalo Amaral
He's the only one who's realy concerned about Maddie
He's realy trying to find her no matter what
Love from Belguim
Thank you mister Gonzalo x x x

Cláudia said...

Hi, Sabine.
I have no doubts about that.
Thank you for your kind words.

Anonymous said...

I also support Amaral,he's the only one concerned about little Maddie and he will find the truth,one day!Why not use the technique in the study of emotions and facial expressions?Dr Paul Ekman is the pioneer in this area.This technique is the plot in the series "Lie to Me", broadcasted on tv. There are enough pictures and videos of the Mc Cann couple to study and examine.Maybe worth trying...
greetings from Belgium

Cláudia said...

Hi, anon.
Nothing else apart from conclusive evidence will result in justice for Madeleine. Let's just hope it happens one day.
Greetings from Portugal.