Well a  birthday in Rio is a first but it’s accompanied by all too famiiar English weather;  (Overcast windy and barely 21C). Anyway I ended up in Lapa against my better judgement on Sunday nite as the 433  disgorged me into a pretty murky street illuminated only by the sign Nova Capel It appeared a… Read More


Ok just fresh from the third yoga session with the lissome Romina Pey. Pretty much of the same ; breath exercises (I think it was 4-12-8-2  rather than 4-4-2), nostril work (this time using a mudra grip,  a bridge) , a humble warrior a random DD albeit held for olympic time  and a pigeon with… Read More


Its Monday 3 days without being officially robbed . Actually cool in Rio but thank God I got out of Ealing. Sitting in a fairly working class barzinho Bicopa, the bar man punched a drunk the other night … all five foot of him … the waiter Rogeirio that is. Maybe I’m not Brazil’s Hemingway but… Read More