RIP Steve Craddock, aka ‘Gary & Steve’

I received this sad news from Gary. If anyone wants to get in touch with Gary, contact me and I’ll pass over his address for you to write to him, or leave a comment on this page. Steve and I have owned a place at Bahia de Vera for just under 4 years and were regular visitors to the area for a few years before that. Sadly, Steve died suddenly on the 19th of October. Continue reading RIP Steve Craddock, aka ‘Gary & Steve’

RIP Cyril Heath

I received this sad email from Sue and John Sephton: 1934 – 2010 (Cyril pictured here at his ‘local’ Los Amigos) Over 80 members and friends said farewell to Cyril on 28 October 2010. Also present were Cyril’s stepson, Steve and his wife Jo, plus friends Dave & Sheila (ex Los Amigos) and George. Roy Hatten spoke of Cyril’s time as a member of the Club for the past 12 years and since the Club Continue reading RIP Cyril Heath

Jose Saramago has died

Jose Saramago, Portugal’s only Nobel prize winning author, has died at the age of 87 at his home on the island of Tenerife. The poor son of Portuguese peasants, he taught himself to read and write at a local library after being forced to drop out of school at a young age to work to support his family. He has written a number of insightful books which have explored the people of Portugal and Spain, Continue reading Jose Saramago has died