In 1986 and then again in 1987 I spent some time with my brother in the Algarve in Portugal at a villa in a village called Alcantarilha which was near the beach resort of Armação de Pera a few kilometres west of Albufeira.
I liked the Algarve so much that a few years later, in 1994, I went there again on a family holiday to the resort of Praia de Luz. Not many people had heard of Praia de Luz in 1994 but it has subsequently become notorious for the location of the alleged abduction of Madeleine McCann and where a few English detectives, who probably can’t believe their luck at being assigned to the case, now spend their time on permanent vacation inventing new leads that keeps them permanently sunning themselves at the expense to the UK tax payer.
Anyway, this is not a post about Madeleine McCann or…
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