Friday, 25 April 2008

Service of hope announced

A SERVICE to mark the 365 days since Madeleine McCann’s disappearance is to be held at the church of Nossa Senhora Da Luz, in Praia da Luz, where Kate and Gerry McCann regularly prayed, on Saturday, May 3 at 6.30pm.Described as a service of hope and commemorating the year since Madeleine went missing, the theme of the service is “we want you home” and will be remembering Madeleine. It will be held in both Portuguese and English.For further information regarding the service, please contact Father Haynes Q Hubbard, Senior Chaplain, on 282 789 660.

www.portugalresident.com

190 comments:

Sass said...

Thanks for the link Jane!

dianeh said...

We all remember Madeleine. We wont forget her.

I think of her everyday. Hoping that today is the day that she is found.

I will say a little prayer for her on May 3. As I do every other day.

God Bless You little Madeleine.

dianeh said...

It is 12 months since she went missing. Since she was taken from her loving family. 12 months that she and her family have endured this nightmare.

It is time for it to finish. For Madeleine to come home and for those responsible to be held accountable.

Sass said...

Hiya Dianeh

How are you doing? How anyone can put people through such a nightmare is beyond me. How can they sleep at night knowing the anguish and terror they have caused?

Sass said...

Just read this!
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"The President of the Portuguese Order of Lawyers, Antonio Marinho e Pinto, said yesterday that he believes detectives are hiding behind the country's strict secrecy laws.

He added: "There are strong reasons to fear that judicial secrecy is being used to conceal the fact that the police have gone down a blind alley and don't have a way out."
___________________________________

That just confirms what we already suspected!

helenm said...

Morning Sass and anyone else around. It's good to see that not all officials in Portugal are blinkered. However, you can see from the following that as we predicted Goncalo Amaral is following through with.

'The inspector of the Judiciary Police, Gonçalo Amaral, that coordinated the team who investigated Madeleine's disappearance, already has title for the book on the case: ‘Truth of the Lie’ - ‘Verdade da Mentira’'

Taken from the Joanna Morais blog.

Take a look if you can stomach it. GA is going to present his book as FACTUAL. As those southerners say, he's aving a larf!!!

Tulip said...

Hi all

Just a visit.

If Amaral really does this there will definitely be a court case. And not the one that he would like to see.

Tinkerbell43 said...

Good Morning All,

If Amaral was so sure of his convictions there is no way imo he would request retirement, he is much too arrogant, he would stay around for the adulation of being right, after all, it was Justice for Madeleine he was after, wasn't it?

He knows, imo, there will be no charges as there is no evidence. The time is coming where it will be obvious all roads lead back to him!!.

Tulip said...

Amaral could also be facing a different kind of conviction ...

Sass said...

Hiya Helen, Tinks and Tulip

Just got back from a graduation ceremony. Can't believe the number of times the dean has recycled his speech. Today he talked about morals - which when you know how he "works" was quite a joke, so I left early.

I bet Gonc's "factual" book will end up in the Guiness Book of Records for the book with the most "allegeds" in it!

Tinkerbell43 said...

Amarel wouldnt know the truth if it came up and smacked him in the face!

This man imo has much to answer for. He is the common denominator in 2 missing childs cases.

If he wants freedom of speach, he should do something credible for once and apologise to these little children that he has let down, instead of trying to make money on the back of them.

The man imo, truly has no shame.

Sass said...

Tinks

Exactly. How can he make money off the backs of a child he not only seemingly couldn't be bothered to look for, but whose parents he tried to pin the blame on.

helenm said...

Rachel Oldfield says

""Anyone with an ounce of common sense really would be able to see that they couldn't have done it."


See that'swhere we are going wrong!
We, along with Rachel Oldfield are giving TWS and her cronies and the PJ too much CREDIT.

How any decent human being with an ounce of compassion can say that what these EX PJ are doing is ok is beyond me. Where are your morals now Gina/ Swedish Mum? You should be ashamed of yourselves.
P.s. don't bother to reply, I know exactly where you are both coming from.

Tulip said...

I too will be thinking of Madeleine and her family on May 3rd. One year ago we would never have believed this would still be going on. It's just dreadfully sad and my heart goes out to Madeleine and all those close to this lovely little girl.

Sass said...

Helen LOL!!!

Tulip - I was thinking exactly the same. A year ago we would never have thought we would all still be wondering what happened to Madeleine.

helenm said...

Hi,

Did you know that today is a bank holiday in Portugal. The 25th April 1974 was the start of the revolution against the fascists. It is called the Carnation Revolution, mainly because there was very little bloodshed and the revolutionaries carried carnations.

Today is called FREEDOM DAY.

How ironic that Portugal and colonies fought so hard for their freedom, but still have an archaic judicial secrecy law. Obviously FREEDOM of speech doesn't count for much. Wonder what the young revolutionaries from 34 years ago are thinking right now?

Sass said...

Helen

Freedom of speech seems to exist if you are one of the "élite"!

calcite51 said...

Good morning, everyone and a special hi to Tulip - great to see you.

What a surprise Amarel is writing a book. I hope the McCanns sue him to high waters - you know with all the leaks that have come out of Portugal, if I were the McCanns I'd be suing, Amarel, and the other bungling writer who wrote "The Star of Madeleine", the police and Portugal - it is time they are held accountable. Amarel and the other Cristavalo (spelling???) are both men without any honour.

Sass said...

Calcite

Hiya

Does that stupid woman think I spend all day gawping at a computer screen ready to answer any question that comes up??? Peculiar chat? Has she seen the bleugh that she writes on? Not Portugal's most intelligent (I would hope!).

The problem with the book that has been written already is that it is not meant to be fact! It is actually being sold as a novel. Gonc's is a different matter. He is apparently selling it as non-fiction!

Sass said...

Anyone got any kitchen roll handy? We keep getting a drip on the blog!

helenm said...

Sassy,

Isn't that what you get paid for?!!!

calcite51 said...

What a nice gesture from the people of Portugal offering a Service of Hope for Madeleine. I hope it is well attended by the people. Is this the same priest who according to the other blog had turned against Kate and Gerry?

calcite51 said...

I know Sass, Casavallo said it was fictional....but I think it is SO VERY WRONG as Casavallo admitted that he had inside information (oh, my goodness another leak). More leaks in Portugal than the Titanic ever had and looked at what happened to the Titanic.

As hard as this one year anniversary is going to be on everyone, it will be hell for the McCanns and that breaks my heart.

Sass said...

Helen

You're right! I'll use my moderator's wages to get some!

Sass said...

Calcite

No it's not the same priest - I think it's a Canadian one.

I agree that the novel is wrong - completely and utterly. How sick can you be trying to earn money from something like this.

Tulip said...

I suppose if Amaral is retiring/being retired at 48 he has to do something to earn money??

calcite51 said...

Tulip - I think Amaral should be suppoted by the like of Claws and Alsabella - maybe he could go live with them.

Maybe alsa and Claws could start a "Let's support Tubby" blog.

Rosiepops said...

Hi Everyone,

I thought that Radio programme was very good well done BBC radio 4.

I notice that Rachel Oldfield has said that no one has changed their statement, yet another leak put out by the PJ last week, now scotched!

I am very interested in the 2 hour long documentary due to be screened next Wednesday 30th April on ITV at 8pm, this is a long documentary I cannot remember another being this long, can anyone else?

Like Diane, I say a prayer for Madeleine every day and find myself thinking about her, i look at my own dear grandchildren and feel the pain of how bad it must be for Madeleine's parents and grandparents and wider family. It is physical pain and this is why I have to be around to help them through this, they made a mistake, we know this, they know this, must we keep throwing it in their faces and rubbing salt in this very open wound?

Time to move on and help them concentrate on finding Madeleine and bringing her home.

Rosiepops said...

Calcite,

You always manage to make me laugh, I like that 'Let's support Tubby Blog' but I draw the line at attending his book signing! I think he may object to me vomiting over him and his books! (He may not like carrots!)

Tulip said...

Calcite, can yuu imagine the competition if Amaral moved in with those two! Claws indeed ...

Sass said...

Tulip

Good point! What's wrong with McDonald's? :-) Or what do firemen do - they retire early, don't they?

Rosiepops said...

Hi Tulip.

It would be 'Claws' at dawn. lol

Sass said...

Calcite

That's a great idea! A whole blog full of

Luv ya!

Sass said...

Tulip

Yup, they'd probably be fighting over him! Now there's a picture! "It's MY turn to sit on his knee" Bleuch!

Tulip said...

Yes, Rosie it would. Sass I don't know. What do they do? Fish? Get under their wives' feet?

Hose the garden?

calcite51 said...

I wonder if we should insist on being on the Board for a "Let's Support Tubby" fund? Do you think that's going too far?

calcite51 said...

Tulip - it seems to me he doesn't have a wife - he's divorced.

calcite51 said...

Never mind fishing, he can start by PAYING for his own three (3) hour long lunches. Helen, you should pop into wherever he goes for lunch - he might buy you lunch and go easy on the vino. Who says you can't buy your friends?

Rosiepops said...

Gina Hi,

Does that go for "Murat's Millions" too?

Only your blog hostess thinks it is "wonderful" for him to be able to sue for millions and make money out of Madeleine.

I think if he is innocent he has every right to try and clear his name, but does he have to sue all these papers for so much money?

Note the McCann's only done this for a nominal fee to go straight into the fund to help find Madeleine and for an apology.

Personally I think the McCann's have every right to do this.

calcite51 said...

The McCanns were on the front page day in and day out - the articles were getting more slanderous every day.

Murat on the other hand, yes the press did a write a lot about him at the beginning but eventually he was left alone. Murat should write a book (fictional of course) about a man who was interviewed by the PJ's.

Sass said...

Tulip

Don't lots of them get another job doing whatever, because they retire early because of the stress? A friend's dad was a fireman and he got a job in a factory when he retired. I suppose hose the garden and get under their wives' feet is another attractive alternative though!!!

Rosiepops said...

Do you hink Arsa and Claw would jostle for position?

Broodmare one and Broodmare two?

I didn't know that Gonc was divorced I thought his wife turned up during his infamous four lunch that time? Perhaps this demotes Arsa and Claw to broodmares 3 and 4 then?

Sass said...

Quote from Vile's and reason I deleted Gina's post.

"Gina said...

Actually I have nested here now because on the other site it is ok if I mess about with cockney lessons etc. but it is impossible to criticise anything else. At least here I can voice a slightly different view without people throwing their toys out of the pram"

Rosiepops said...

Oops that should read four HOUR lunch NOT 4 lunch.

Gina

at last we agree on one small thing. the impossible does happen occasioanlly then.

Sass said...

Rosie

Gawd - what a set up! That's for a man who doesn't even wear clothes that fit him!

calcite51 said...

Well, maybe I'm wrong - but I thought I had read that Tubby was divorced. I'm sure Claws and Alsa will let me know that I'm a LIAR.

Sass said...

Yes Gina

Because everytime you come over here you run back to Vile's and run us down. Enough is enough. You say you won't do it again and you do just that.

I don't "have the hump" I am fed up with people coming on here to disrupt, to make stupid comments and then run back to Vile's (the blog that is "for freedom of speech" as long as you are Vile-approved) for a pat on the back.

Sass said...

Just found this quote:

... while Kate and Gerry have been warned they face a year in jail for discussing the case, Amaral was overheard in a cafe brazenly accusing them of killing Madeleine.

"Great" system!

Sass said...

Gina

You at least had a chance to post here - we don't get that on Vile's (even if we wanted to).

Sass said...

Gina

GO AWAY

Sass said...

Gina

You can write what you want there - you are Vile-approved. What a recommendation. I go to that filthy site about once a week, so don't expect a reply for a while. Why are you telling SwedishMa she is in the doghouse? We never mentioned her.

You have been here so many times and annoyed our regular posters with your "Well, I tried" comments on Vile's. Or "I can't criticise anything" "they throw their toys out of the pram when I say anything remarks".

It can't be too difficult to understand that what you are doing is two-faced. Now this isn't the GinaM is a victim blog. GO AWAY AND STOP BEING SUCH AN ATTENTION SEEKER

Rosiepops said...

Sass 14.31

Very true.

Just going to have a look now by the way.

Sass said...

Rosie

You had the vaccinations?

Rosiepops said...

Sass

Now you should have expected that intervention, Gina was probably deployed to come over here and disrupt this blog.

Posts have been left here because we do try and have some semblance of free speech, even if we are denied it.

I second what sass says, this blog is about Madeleine and her parents in that order, it is not about you Gina. Think yourself lucky your posts are tolerated, we are not afforded that, but then your hostess does not like the truth and so it is understandable that she refuses to allow those on with an opposing view.

Rosiepops said...

Sass, that said lets just get back on topic and ignore them.

I will be back in 10 mins want to have a look at something important!

Rosiepops said...

Sass,

No I am not going to the dark side, I am not up to date with my vaccinations!

I am going to take a look at something pleasant, I definitely do not want an excursion to the freak show to see the bearded ladies etc.

Sass said...

Marga apparently wanted to discuss with us. I remember the last "discussion" where she apparently made very valid points.

Example of said valid point (this was about one of 20 - all similarly ridiculous)
___________________________________
marga has left a new comment on your post "Too serene for sympathy":

"Oh, you could spare me the trouble to copy all my posts to show my friends how i poted here without a response. Brave! "
___________________________________

marga has left a new comment on your post "Too serene for sympathy":

Mandz,

how did you feel posting using both the sun and the mond?
Did it inspired you?
___________________________________

Ehhh???? Not even the context of Mandz's post would help you figure that out!
___________________________________

Followed by a really profound:

marga has left a new comment on your post "Too serene for sympathy":

Accept the challenge and let my posts on!
___________________________________

Umm . . .For what purpose!!!?

Sass said...

You're right! Back to topic it is!

Rosiepops said...

Sass, I really like it! I also especially like the bit about IP addresses.

Rosiepops said...

Sass re 15.17

I am not trying to be facetious, but what the .... were those posts actually about? do they actually have a purpose? Or is this someone deliberately speaking in broken English to disguise who they are?

Not sure but have sen this trick pulled numerous times and Marga sometimes has these amazing moments of clarity where her English is perfect and her posts literate, sadly though, not on these occasions.

Sass said...

Really? That's great!

Rosiepops said...

Sass

One thing, I seemed to have been cloned and made posts I didn't know about PMSL.

Sass said...

Rosie

I have another 18 of them if you're interested!!! Each of equally rubbish content!

Rosiepops said...

Sass

I think you should do your bit for the environment and recycle them!

Sass said...

And then kadaboom you have that junk in places you don't want it!

Sass said...

To answer Calcite's question about the priest. The priest doing the memorial service isn't the Catholic one (who apparently won't speak to the McCanns) but the Anglican one who is speaking to them and who apparently knew them on a more social level.

Rosiepops said...

Sass

That would be Hubbard then. I read what Jane said on Supertroll's and apparently Father Pacheco has become a recluse because he is reported to be scared of the PJ, now there is a surprise - not!

Rosiepops said...

The Anglican Priest is Father Hubbard and he and his wife are ardent supporters of Kate and Gerry and they spent a lot of time with them in the weeks after Madeleine disappeared, I have read that they are totally convinced of Kate and Gerry's innocence and they also say that the couple you see who are composed for the camera's is NOT the same as the couple behind the camera. Apparently they try to keep composed because they have been told by behavioural psychologists that this is the way they should behave.

Rosiepops said...

Hey Sass, some snotty bird sent this to me this morning, I thought it was worth refreshing people's memories about the "Tubby" one.


DIARY OF POLICE CHIEF AMARAL1.15pm GO FOR LUNCH -

4.23pm BACK TO WORK Wednesday: While the world hopes a young blonde girl seen in Morocco might be Madeleine, Amaral and his team have other priorities.

9.30am: Amaral arrives for work in his car wearing a beige jacket, jeans and a white shirt.

1.17pm: He casually strolls out of the police building and takes a leisurely stroll to the Carvi restaurant with his boss GUILHERMINO ENCARNACAO - dubbed Inspector Clueless - who is making a rare visit to the investigation.

Lunch: They share a bottle of wine white and two fish platters before heading back to the office at 3.27pm.

6.30pm: Amaral heads home.

Thursday: Amaral's boss has left town, meaning he can focus properly on his lunch.

9.30am: He clocks on.

1.07pm: It's down tools time as he heads for lunch with a younger colleague.

1.15pm: They are joined by a Nancy Dell'Olio lookalike, who wears a figure-hugging black dress. The woman greets Amaral by patting him on the backside and ruffling his thinning hair. (Watch ouy Gonc Arsa and Claw will have your guts for garters)

1.20pm: The group move to Amaral's preferred secluded table. His first drink is a pinkcoloured fruit cordial but he's soon switching to a glass of Portuguese Sagres lager.

2.19pm: Amaral has a coughing fit which lasts more than three minutes. He splutters at the table, sipping water before picking up the bill for the £84 meal.

3.30pm: The woman leaves by herself and the men follow a few minutes' later.

6.13pm: Amaral emerges from the building with the colleague he went to lunch with. They return to the Carvi and sit watching the evening news on the TV.

6.48pm: The young man leaves after another beer. Amaral stays on, eating a couple of fish dishes.

9.55pm: After a few more beers, he heads back to his car and drives home. Friday:

9.54am: Amaral pitches up for work even later than normal.

1.08pm: After fewer than three hours at his desk, he's off to pick up his daughter from school and brings her back to the Carvi with him.

1.15pm: He orders the first of at least four beers. He and his colleague also order a bottle of white wine while the little girl has a soft drink.

2.14pm: He takes his daughter back to the car. She is driven off and he is joined by two more friends and his racing driver friend. Amaral then has at least three more beers and a glass of wine.

4.23pm: It's nearly time to go home and, after splitting the bill and saying goodbye to his friend, Amaral and two of his colleagues slowly walk back to their office.

5.55pm: After just an hour and 32 minutes back at his desk, Amaral emerges into the bright afternoon sunlight carrying a white plastic bag and blue folder. He walks the short distance from his office to the underground car park.

6.10pm: After getting into his navy blue Volvo he heads for home, and the 148th day of the Madeleine hunt ends as it began - in a hive of inactivity.


I ask with detectives like Goncalo Amaral, what chance did Madeleine have of being found?

Sass said...

Gawd, can I get a job there??? Tell the snotty bird she's brilliant!

Christabel said...

Hi Rosie and Sass,

The Anglican Priest Father Hubbard and his wife Susan, helped the McCanns in Portugal and Susan looked after the twins.
They became very good friends and have visited them a couple of times since they came home.

The other priest did not slate the McCanns for not returning the keys to the church as we were told on the DE.
I think he needs to answer some questions, I would like to know why he is so scared of the PJ, or is he ?
It seems an awful lot of people are scared of the PJ doesn't it?
Jenny Murat said the same when she set up her table.

Sass said...

Hiya Christabel

How ya doing? Thanks for that. Wonder what happened to the Catholic priest - if anything. Wonder if the Catholic church in PDL will do anything for the 1 year anniversary.

Christabel said...

Rosie,
Wonder what happened to the Catholic priest - if anything.

He's probably gone down the tunnel from near the church that leads down to the beach.
He won't do anything for the anniversary cos he's scared of Gonc an his gang.

Sass said...

He may hang up a picture or two and say something vague in his sermon. I can imagine that happening - but no more!

Christabel said...

sass
sorry that post was in reply to you not Rosie duh !

Sass said...

According to some of the "Master Detectives" we know Rosie and I are one and the same anyway, so it makes no difference!!!

Christabel said...

Sass,
hope you got that email about the double acts, only surprised about one of them.
Going to get my maltezers lol.

Rosiepops said...

Hi christabel

Great to see you, how is things now? x

calcite51 said...

We should send Helen to church on Madeleine's anniversary - hey Helen who are you at attending church services?

Rosiepops said...

Christabel

I read that this morning about this Priest Father Pacheco that he is scared of the PJ.

What is this about a tunnel leading to the beach? Although this doesn't surprise me many churches have underground tunnels especially coastal ones, that lead to the beach, but this is very interesting, is it too much to ask that the PJ have had this tunnel tested for Madeleine's DNA?

Is it too much to ask that they have even bothered to check this tunnel out? And OMG I have just had an epiphany moment.

Christabel said...

Rosie,

Still waiting for some news re mom.
Hows things been with you?

calcite51 said...

oops, Helen sorry that should be how are you at attending church services?

Sass said...

Hiya Calcite!

Just been talking about your earlier question!

Rosiepops said...

Christabel

Jenny Murat wasn't the only one, tuck Price said it too, this is why he gave a false alibi to Robert Murat, because he said he was scared the he would get framed for it.

I think it is time that the PJ were investigated.

(By outside forces)

Sass said...

Christabel

Yup, that one certainly was an eye-opener!

Rosiepops said...

Hi Calcite

Where is Helen? Has she gone to church?

Christabel said...

Rosie,
apparently these tunnels are off limits to anyone.
Its surprising how many tunnels go from different buildings here.

Rosiepops said...

Christabel

This is all very well being off limits, have they been checked properly?

For goodness sakes has anyone been down them?

They need investigating PROPERLY and NOW!

I know churches have tunnels, I live in a small village and a church just down the road has tunnels going under the road leading to the next village!

Rosiepops said...

Christabel

Perhaps we should start making very loud noises and asking if anyone has investigated them properly?

calcite51 said...

Christabel - I know - I'm having lots of problems with this computer today. I'm off work today because it's a Personal Time Off for the company.

Sass said...

Had another look at the mail, Christabel. Has he got 2 of them? How does that work out?

Sass said...

Calcite

What sort of holiday is that? Does the company make you take that or what?

helenm said...

Just a quick hello folks, off shortly have a BBQ to attend. Hope to catch you all later. Was hoping to post this afternoon but the sun comes out and hey presto people 'dropping' in. Hope GA not at this BBQ , there'll be no food for me

Sass said...

Hiya Our 'Ell

Have a lovely time! Take a packed lunch just in case!

helenm said...

Rosie,
Just seen your post, why am I going to church?

Rosiepops said...

Helen

because calcite sent you off there for all of us, I don't know why! lol But knowing Calcite it will be funny!

Rosiepops said...

Helen

PMSL I read Sass's post and thought she was telling you to take a packed lunch to church!

calcite51 said...

Helen, you're going to the Catholic church on May 3 to see if there is a special service and/or mention of Madeleine on that day.

calcite51 said...

And if GA is at your BBQ, there won't too much wine left either. You better run to the BBQ.

Sass said...

Too right Calcite - don't hang around Our 'Ell. You get yourself over there - put some stuff in a tupperware and a flask for later just in case everything is cleared before you get a chance!

Rosiepops said...

Calcite

if GA is at Helen's BBQ there will be no wine or food left and no conversation as people will be too afraid to talk in case he has them arrested and made an arguido on no evidence.

calcite51 said...

Personal Time Off (PTO's)- we get 17 days off (this is apart from our holiday time off). PTO's are SUPPOSE to be used for doctor, dental, personal appointments but we're a lot like the PJ's and their secrecy laws - everybody know they're suppose to, but few choose to - they take their 17 PTO's plus still use company time for their personal appointments.

Out of the 17 days, the company has 5 company wide PTO's - the company is shut down but you can still elect to go in on a company elected PTO and take it another day.

The oil and gas companies started this because it is difficult to find and retain employees.

Rosiepops said...

Calcite

pmsl.

Did you read that Portuguese lawyer said that the speeding laws are like the Portuguese secrecy law, everybody knows it but none keep it!

calcite51 said...

Yes, Rosie, I did read that about the secrecy law in Portugal. I also hear that whenever, the McCanns try to speak about the case, in public they are threatened with jail for breaking the secrecy law. No one else is - just the McCanns and their friends.

What a system.

Sass said...

Calcite

Not bad, eh! We don't get anything like that here! I got one day off when I moved and I think if a blood relative dies then you get a couple of days off. Other places (state-run) give you more time if you move out of the city - some places give you 3 days for that. I work in a well scroogy place.

Rosiepops said...

Mandz and sass,

just emailing mandz.

calcite51 said...

Bereavement leave we get three days for parents, in-laws, siblings, grandparents, etc. 5 days if the funeral is out of town.

Christabel said...

Sass said...
Had another look at the mail, Christabel. Has he got 2 of them? How does that work out?

25 April 2008 17:04

Might even be three Sass, sorry late reply my brother was on the phone.

Christabel said...

Hi Calcite,

On and off at the minute ladies.

Sass said...

Calcite

The joke is about our conditions (they are cutting back on people's hours - provided they aren't friends with the management) is that they are cutting back on the hours of people who actually do something and the dean (who is new) is only at the university 3 days a week! Then because he didn't get a company car he ordered one of the company cars to be put at his disposal for a year! Then he said he wasn't driving around with the company logo, so he had that taken off. He drives to the airport every Thursday evening/Friday evening, leaves the car there and flies back to Germany (which he doesn't pay for) till Monday evening.

One of my colleagues adopted a child from Russia and had the uni pay for the flights for himself and his wife!

Well if there's anywhere to cut down on rubbish spending, then there are two fantastic candidates right there!

calcite51 said...

I have to go to for now - bunch of running to do. Will catch up with you later this afternoon.

Sass said...

Christabel - very telling, very telling indeed.

Sass said...

See you Calcite - it took some time to get back to you thanks to my Internet problems!

Have a nice afternoon!

Christabel said...

sass,
I looked at that and have just about managed it, I think ?

Sass said...

Back in about half an hour!

Mandz said...

Hi All,

Anything new....?

Mandz said...

It is 12 months since she went missing. Since she was taken from her loving family. 12 months that she and her family have endured this nightmare.

It is time for it to finish. For Madeleine to come home and for those responsible to be held accountable.

*********************************
Hi Dianeh,

It really is heartbreaking and I pray she will be found and returned to her parents soon.

Mandz said...

Hi Sass,

Hope all well! Not seen you for a while!

Mandz said...

Girls just going off for a bit hubbies birthday!

Sass said...

Mandz

Hiya!

I always just miss you! How annoying! Have a good do!

johnfrank said...

could someone give me the link for strolls site thanks.
jf.

Christabel said...

Hi johnfrank,

here's supers site addy.

http://www.supertroll.blogspot.com/

johnfrank said...

Many thanks Christabel.
jf.

Rosiepops said...

Hi Everyone

Including JF if you are still around.

Rosiepops said...

Mandz Re your post 10.01 (and Diane's)

That piece of Diane's post moved me too.

Rosiepops said...

Sorry 19.01 unless we are going back to the future!

joanypony said...

Hi Rosie,

You still there.

I had a look at ST site and noticed JaneGT was posting there, why doesn't she post here anymore?

Rosiepops said...

Hi Joany

It is a long story, but I do hope she will post again soon and that it is just a touch of FF (forum Fatigue)

great to see you the others should be along soon.

Sass said...

Hiya Joanypony

How are you doing? Nice to see you again!

joanypony said...

Hi Sass,

I'm fine or as they say up here I'm 'hingin' the gither'!!

Thank god it's the weekend and I'll get a long lie tomorrow.

Rosie,

I hope Jane comes back soon as she contributed such a lot to the blog.

Tinkerbell43 said...

Evening All,

Only had a brief opportunity to post this morning, lost internet connection from work. What an inconvenience, it meant I had to do what I was paid for!

Hope everyone is well, anything new ?

Sass said...

Joanypony - know the feeling!

Tinks - what a bummer!

joanypony said...

Evening Tinks,

How you doing?

All quiet on the western front at the moment.

You just get a feeling that something is about to happen, I hope it's soon as the suspense is terrible.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was some word of Madeleine?

Sass said...

Joanypony

But I have had that feeling on and off for ages now! There are times when I think this will be the time when there will be some breakthrough and there is a big nothing!

Rosiepops said...

Joany

So do I.

Come Back Jane.

Rosiepops said...

hi tinks and sass,

Tinks I hope you were not writing to the president when you lost your internet connection pmsl all day about that! Ask sass.

joanypony said...

Sass,

I know, but we waited with baited breath for the re-questioning to happen and it has turned out to be a non-event, and I feel that the PJ will have to say something shortly to try and salvage some credibilty (which will be very difficult for them if not impossible!)

Rosiepops said...

Joany,

I have had a strong feeling that something is going to break for aroun a month now, I just hope it is news that Madeleine has been found, bless her little heart x

Tinkerbell43 said...

Hi Joany,

Nice to see you. I agree, it does certainly feel as if something is building!.

I dont see how they can possibly justify dragging it out too much longer. I think these files now need to come out into the open, as Gerry said yesterday, who are they benefiting by remaining secret. Certainly not Madeleine!

Sass said...

Tinks

I can vouch for what Rosie says - she has been cracked up by that!

joanypony said...

Just to let you know that romance is not dead!!

I escort 7 kids ranging in age from 6 - 13.

This week Danielle (10) and Ross (9) announced to me that they were in love, and would I not tell their mothers!!

I said O K provided they each bought me a half pound of chocolates!!

The have been holding hands on the bus going and coming from school!!

Cute eh?

Sass said...

Joany

I agree that something should happen and that there has been build up followed by a big nothing (as usual). It is because of these build-ups and big nothings that I don't trust my instincts on this anymore!

Tinkerbell43 said...

Sass,

It was a close call I can tell you!

I'd have died!

Sass said...

He'd have thought you were very friendly, Tinks!

Sass said...

Joany

They started early didn't they!!!

joanypony said...

Sass,

They sure have!

I love the job, the kids are special needs but they are so entertaining, and I have one little darling Thomas (6) who has me wrapped round his little finger!

Sass said...

Joanypony

At one place I worked at there was a couple of special needs people who were doing some music course at the university. They were around 20 and always used to get the bus together. They were so happy when they were together - they couldn't get close enough and at the university you never saw one without the other.

Rosiepops said...

Joany

That is so sweet,did you get your chocs?

joanypony said...

Rosie,

No I didn't, because they said they didn't have money!!

I told their mother's they had better start looking for wedding hats!!

Tinkerbell43 said...

Hi Joany,

If it wasn't so serious, it would be laughable, they made so much of reinterviewing the Tapas7 and yet the Head of the Investigation (if you can call it that) didnt even stay around to complete them.

Again, they've just embarrassed themselves.

Rosiepops said...

Is it may that they have to make a decision on whether the McCann's can see their files?

I think that a lot has been happening behind the scenes since the PJ went home from the UK, what we are seeing is them getting rid of Gonc because they know the spotlight is going to fall on him for initially cocking this investigation up and with him gone, they hope that not too much flak will fall on the PJ, their scape goat will no longer be in their employ.

I am willing to bet that the PJ will make an announcement soon that the McCann's arguido status is lifted and they will receive a formal apology.

Why else would Tubby suddenly go? he went because of not he would be pushed, the penny is beginning to drop with the Portuguese government that this is damaging Portugal and they have to somehow try and draw a line under it all. They cannot do this with the McCann's remaining as arguidos and Gonc still in the employ of the PJ, they know heads will have to roll, so rather than do this they have forced him out of the door now.

joanypony said...

Tinks,

They sure have, but then it's become a habit with them. Makes me sick to think that they are supposed to be professionals, ha ha!

joanypony said...

Rosie,

Nothing personal (your deodorant is perfect) but I'm off to make the old boy his cup of tea and have my hot chocolate!!

Speak to you tomorrow.

By Sass, Tinks

Rosiepops said...

Joany

I always knew that questioning was never going to amount to anything, so I was not bothered about it. I t stood to reason that they took so long to get here because there was never anything important or urgent attached to their visit.

I think that it is what has been happening behind the scenes since the PJ have returned home which is the real story and all the outward signs look very bad for the PJ, especially Gonc!

Tinkerbell43 said...

Night Joany,

Take care x

joanypony said...

Rosie,

I agree.

The sooner something gives the better.

Now I am definitely off to make the tea and hot chocolate!!

Bye everyone speak to you later.

Tinkerbell43 said...

Rosie 21:58, I totally agree.

Rosiepops said...

Bye Joany

See you later xxx

Rosiepops said...

Tinks

So that's what you look like, I have often wondered, is that a hat or is it you hair?

Rosiepops said...

Sass

Where have you gone? I hope you haven't gone to the pictures again, or perhaps you have gone off to Helen's BBQ?

Tinkerbell43 said...

ROTFLMAO Rosie,

I take it you are referring to the photo on Viles.

lol, wheres she dug that out from, the family album, lol.

Tinkerbell43 said...

And wheres Sass, behind the camera!

Rosiepops said...

pmsl Tinks did anyone ever tell you that you look the spit of David Jason?

Rosiepops said...

Tinks

Sass is up in the hills behind singing "The Hills are Alive"

Tinkerbell43 said...

Rosie,

Yes but theres only one plonker!

Why does she keep exploiting her family on such a blog, 1st the parrot, then the kids and now the whole bloody family, lol.

I feel sorry for the parrot!

Rosiepops said...

Tinks

I cant see the parrot, I reckon it sodded off the first chance it got!

Tinkerbell43 said...

Rosie,

Joking aside, you know what, as far as I'm concerned they can send me up all day long if it means they are leaving the McCanns alone.

Rosiepops said...

Tinks re the parrot

"One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest"

and there is more than one cuckoo in Viles nest!

Rosiepops said...

Tinks

Exactly! Anyway haven't laughed so much for ages, tears rolling down my face.

Rosiepops said...

On that Radio 4 prog last evening, did you hear them say that the dogs did not go to PDL until 2 months after Madeleine disappeared? And the PJ think this is admissible evidence? Are they stark staring bonkers?

Tinkerbell43 said...

Rosie,

That makes two of us. My stomach actually hurts from laughing.

I hope everyone has managed to see it, especially after she has gone to such effort. She must have been up in the attic, sitting on that rocking chair sifting through her albums for ages.

calcite51 said...

Hey, I'm hurt - so hurt - I'm not in the family picture - neither is Diane. Vile, Claws - you are showing your prejudices.

Rosiepops said...

Tinks

I wondered why she was walking funny!

Rosiepops said...

Calcite

They even left Sass out and I think that Sass is so hurt by that she went off in a huff and fell asleep and now will not be back until tomorrow.

She was wounded that she was not in that pic!

calcite51 said...

Yes, Vile - you outdid yourself today. And let's not find a picture that represents those monsters on that site.

Tinkerbell43 said...

Yes Rosie they did say that. It was also after the apartment had been opened up and relet.

Did you also hear that although the FSS would not give out any information, a senior scientist (P.Hackett) did STRESS how important it was to preserve the crime scene. He referred to the golden hour and said something about it being in all police training manuals!

I think if you read between the lines you will get the gist of what he was STRESSING.

Rosiepops said...

Calcite,

I did try to look for one of Vile and the Vilettes, but I could not find one ugly enough!

Rosiepops said...

Tinks

Yes I did get that, I think he may have also been referring to that forensic technician, who was taking evidence on the vitally important shutters, remember she had one glove only, and that was NOT on the hand she was using, her SOCa overalls were not on correctly, her wild unkempt hair was free and flying around in the wind and she did not have a mask on, just about every rule that could be broke, she broke it, on camera, for the whole world to see, I remember a forensic science expert commenting on this and he could not believe what he was seeing!

PJ third best elite police force?
Cripes, you would not want to see who came fourth would you?

Tinkerbell43 said...

I'm gonna have to say goodnight, can hardly keep my eyes open. Sorry to miss you Calcite, hope to catch up over the weekend.

Nite, Nite xxx

calcite51 said...

And Rosie, my opinion is that the files will be opened to the McCanns very soon.

Rosiepops said...

Goodnight Tinks be careful how you sign your emails when you are talkingtothe president. Sleep well take care xxx

Rosiepops said...

calcite

I agree they will, I cannot see any other way forward, they cannot stop them this time and then we can all see what evidence Gonc had to make these parents suspects!

Tulip said...

Love the photo!
Night to all.

Rosiepops said...

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Rosiepops said...

Ooops sorry I was fixing my space bar and it still isn't right.

Rosiepops said...

Night Tulip

Did you like my hairstyle in the photo? I had it done especially.

Rosiepops said...

Calcite

What evidence? This is why they made old Gonc walk the plank!

I have to go this space bar is driving me nuts, I'll have to try and fix it.

Good night sleep well take care See you later.xxx

xxx God Bless Madeleine xxx

supertroll said...

Hi everyone,

Hope you are well.

Loved the pictures on Vile's. She is really trying hard bless her. You should all be very flattered.

Though I am very hurt and jealous of you all, because I haven't been featured there and neither has Sass. Its not fair.

I think I might make some use of one of my many personality disorders now and go off on a psychotic rant ;)

ST

supertroll said...

Definitely will go on a psychotic rant...

Since she hasn't got the reaction she wanted her new pics have become rather more spiteful.

Still she and her friends have been made to look very stupid these past few days. Her rage is visible.

ST

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