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A JANELA Your Glimpse into IWP

Autumn 2014


A Janela / Autumn 2011

Cascais | Portugal

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A JANELA Inside this issue:

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Leadership & Administration Letter from the President Welcome New Members Farewell and Thank You Halloween Fun Inalpes and Desalpes Cascais: 650th Anniversary, 1364-2014 Pão por Deus IWP AGM Notification A Different Kind of Cruise on the Barragem de Alqueva Midsummer Charity Ball Success Italian Ice Cream... A Portuguese Tradition Last of Summer Ice Cream

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Cabine Telefónica IWP Open Day! IWP Membership Form Japanese Culture at the IWP Summer Brunch The Challenge Necessity...the Mother of Invention End Sexual Violence in Conflict Spotlights from the News Special Discounts! Moms and Tots Art for Enjoyment! IWP Readers Fala Português? IWP Activities Advertise in A Janela

Contributors:

Angie Inglis, Barbara Flynn, Chris Rola, Flávia Soares, Jackie Kennard, Jessie Young, Kay Baker, Linda Hunter, Margarida Graça Mercado, Rie Kikuoka, Sarah Kierstan, Sharon Wake, Teresa Katzenstein, Vera Land, Visi de Andres

Proofreading team: Angie Inglis, Jessie Young, Jackie Kennard, Kay Baker, Tricia Marques, Yeoni Chung

Editor: Rouxlé Stroebel, ajanela@iwponline.org Advertising Team: Yeoni Chung and Jackie Kennard, ajanela@iwponline.org Cover Photos: Rouxlé Stroebel, Sharon Wake Printed by Grafitala, Artes Gráficas Lda. www.grafitala.com Articles or advertisements carried in this publication are not necessarily recommended by IWP or its Board. IWP members and their guests attending any event or activity do so entirely at their own risk.

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Letter from the

President Welcome, I hope you have all had an enjoyable summer. Living in one of the top European destinations, I am sure you will have had lots of visitors and will have been out and about exploring the region, if you have found a hidden gem and you think other members would be interested do drop us a note and we can let people know about it via the newsletter or perhaps you could write an article for a future A Janela. Once again we are looking forward to an action packed quarter. Please make a note on your calendars of the major events coming up. We look forward to seeing you! We have given the Activity Fair a new look this year. After much discussion, it has been renamed IWP Open Day. It will have all the usual information about IWP activities and the advantages of being an IWP member, plus lots more! Not only has it got a new name but it is also in a new venue, the Centro de Convívio do Bairro do Rosário, Rua Paulo da Gama, Cascais. This is a local community centre and we are very grateful to the Freguesia de Cascais e Estoril for being willing to let IWP use their facilities. Many thanks to Flávia Soares for negotiating this. We look forward to further integrating with the local community and looking at other ways we can support each other. One of the big advantages of being indoors is that we don’t have to worry about how to deal with the possibility of a September shower which gives some of our creative activities an opportunity to safely display their work. If any members have ideas about a new activity or would like to run a new activity, please contact activities@iwponline.org. The IWP Open Day remains one of our biggest events so we are seeking volunteers to help with the smooth running of the day. If you are available to help, please contact me at president@iwponline.org. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible, as well as any friends or family members who would like to discover more about IWP or just join us for a cup of coffee and a slice of cake at our Let’s Meet Café. Children are welcome to join us, there will be a children’s play area available. The IWP Open Day will be held on Wednesday, 24th September. September is membership renewal month and this year we were pleased to note that we had welcomed more new members than we did last year, which is great news. We hope everyone has benefited from being an IWP member, whether that is having enjoyed the companionship of the club through coffee mornings and lunches; acquiring a new skill or interest by joining an activity; or discovering more about where you are living by joining a trip. Due to the fantastic efforts of a number of members we are still able to run the club entirely with volunteers. Consequently, we are able to keep membership at the reduced rate of 35 Euros per year for a further year – I hope everyone regards this as very good value. Don’t miss out on the possibility of a year’s free membership by renewing before the 30th September. All subscriptions received by the 30th will be included in the draw to take place at the AGM.

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The AGM will take place on 12th November. We are currently exploring a number of venues where we can accommodate all the members who wish to attend and also enjoy a good meal after the meeting. We will be subsidising this event to ensure that everyone who wants to attend, is able to do so. At this AGM, we will be electing three new boards –the Executive Board, the Membership Review Board and the Fiscal Review Board. As mentioned previously, IWP is an entirely voluntary organisation and we rely heavily on members coming forward to stand as presidents of these boards. Some of the functions are more time consuming than others, but there are many which, while still essential, can be achieved with minimal time commitment. We have a significant membership comprising many talented women and I encourage you all to consider applying for one of the roles. Do not think not having English as a first language is an obstacle to coming forward, in fact, we actively welcome members from different backgrounds so we can ensure IWP is as inclusive as possible. The Election Committee will be announced soon, please contact them if you wish to nominate yourself for any of these positions. If you would like an informal chat about any of the roles please do not hesitate to contact me on president@iwponline.com. As a result of your kind donations at charity lunches, coffee mornings and quiz nights, the children from SOS Bicesse have been having a great holiday this summer. Come and see what they got up to at the September Coffee morning hosted by SOS Bicesse. Our current charity is Mira Sintra and we are working our way towards our ambitious target of 2,500 Euros to enable disabled children to go on a winter holiday. I would like to make a special thank you to Hans Lamers who very generously hosts monthly quizzes to support our charities. And finally, I would like to say some special thanks. Rouxlé Stroebel and her husband will be returning to South Africa next year and in preparation for this Tricia Marques has volunteered to take over as editor of A Janela. Thanks to Tricia for stepping up to the plate. Rouxlé has, as well as being a superb support as my vice chair, been editing the A Janela for the last three years. This is no mean feat and she has worked hard with her team to produce the polished professional magazine that we all look forward to receiving. This will be Rouxlé’s last magazine, she will be facilitating the transition to Tricia for the winter magazine. Many thanks Rouxlé for keeping us entertained and getting the magazine in our letter boxes. As you can see we have a busy few months planned, we look forward to welcoming you at one or more of the events. Please think about how you can contribute to the club, if you want to know more, contact me on president@iwponline.org.

Barbara Flynn IWP President

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Welcome New Members!

Marjan Langbroek After living on Cyprus for almost 8 years, it was time for a move. I have lived in Portugal since June of last year and really enjoy it. Veronique Teurlay I have a strong interest in creativity used for problem solving (the basis of my business), inspiring stories and empowerment. I also love foreign languages and IWP seems an ideal place to learn or practice them.

Alcoitão Peta Dargent Hi, I am an Aussie, married 4 years to a Portuguese. One son here, one in Australia. I have been living here since Dec 2012. Currently running Improv Theatre classes and creating a vegetable garden.

Cascais Robyn Lake I married a Portuguese man 8 years ago and last year I finally persuaded him to move to Cascais. Since then, we have started a family (Ella is 4 months) and I would love to meet other women and mums in the area. Esmeralda da Conceição Texeira June Victory Simon We have been visiting Portugal for about 10 years. We have bought our apartment in 1996. We now live here 4 months a year. Marilyn Albergaria I arrived in Portugal in the early 70's to work in television. Married a Portuguese. I have run a keep fit class and been involved in dog breeding.

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Charnecada Caparica Sharon Mayshar Moreira I´ve been an expat in various countries since the age of 6. Three years ago my husband and two sons moved to Portugal from the UK where we lived for 14 years. I´d love to meet more English speakers and make new friends

Linho Agnes Martinet I am a 35 year old Hungarian woman who has left her loved country many many years ago to follow her heart. I moved to France when I was 23. I am married to a French man, we have 2 beautiful children together, Alex (almost 10) and Laura 7, they both go to the American School in Linho. For my husband´s work we moved quite a lot, first within the country (Paris, Bordeaux) and then we made a big move to the States, Nashville, TN! We spent 3 years over there, our kids learned perfect English and loved living in TN. I was mostly taking care of them, and also started working for Juvenile Diabetes Research foundation as a volunteer and helping out at the Viking cooking school which was fun! We moved to Portugal last September and we are loving it so far!

Lisboa Virginia Walker American career woman from Boston who moved to London, met a Dane, moved to Copenhagen, Middle East then Lisbon. Looking forward to learning more about Lisbon and meeting new people.


Ariane Tamara Arand I have been living in Portugal for 20 years, 17 in the Azores (island of Faial), 3 years in Lisbon. I love to have long city walks and travel the country. I´m a tailor and professional instructor for sewing pattern making. Robin Statfeld I am from the USA and have been living in Lisbon since mid 2013. Looking forward to getting to know everyone and becoming an active member in IWP

Monte Estoril Barbara Nakaahiki

São João do Estoril Louise Ross Originally from Australia, I´ve lived in Boulder California for the past 27 years. In April of last year, I made the life changing decision to move to Lisbon.

Welcome to IWP! Now that you are a member of IWP, please enrol for events you wish to attend or contact the activity captain of any activity you would like to join. For help regarding IWP or settling in your new area, please contact newcomers@iwponline.org. If any member would like to contact one of our new members, please email Chris Rola, our IWP Amiga Co-ordinator, at newcomers@iwponline.org

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Farewell

Thank You

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Dear IWP board and members,

My special thanks to everyone! IWP has a great team, good managers and works with dedication; it was a pleasure to pay my fee and receive so many interesting activities, courses, tips and the great A Janela. I remember especially my tour guide to Alfama, the Gulbenkian exhibitions, the ceramics workshop and the fairs; all I took part was really more than I expected. Hope to see you in Porto Alegre, Brazil, where my husband has a new and great job post and where I am expecting to grow up with my customer jewellery activity!!!! Will follow the group by the facebook page to feel less "saudades".

We came to Portugal for two years and stayed twice that long. These four years have been wonderful, thanks in no small part to IWP and the amazing ladies who make up this organization. I have brought back to (currently rainy) England many new friendships and countless happy memories. Thank you to all of you who have contributed to these. There are far too many names to mention but my gratitude goes to all of you who give your time and expertise so generously to make IWP what it is. Long, long may it continue. I shall miss you all enormously. Remember that we are only in Warwickshire, not far away, and we would love to welcome anyone who would like to visit. Pat Newth

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Dear IWP,

WRVS Car Boot Sale Saturday, September 27th 2014 10.00h to 14.00h (on sea side of train station)

at Carcavelos Clothes Market €12 per car, €20 per van (Payable on the day on entry)

100% of your pitch price goes to charity! Browse for toys, books, baby items, clothing, household goods, furniture & more. WRVS hot and cold drinks, snacks, sandwiches and home made cakes! From 1 September 2014, to reserve a place to sell from your car, email your name and tel no or your email address to simonwebb92@gmail.com. If you would like to donate items, bring them on the day or email wrvsportugal@gmail.com

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Three leading health care facilities with International Patient Services in the Lisbon area. In Lisbon, Espírito Santo Saúde offers the largest and most advanced private hospital in the country, the Hospital da Luz, which works in close cooperation with two ambulatory clinics, Hospital da Luz – Clínica de Oeiras, and Hospital da Luz - Centro Clínico da Amadora. These healthcare facilities provide the full spectrum of care from wellness visits to complex surgeries, performed by highly experienced and reputable clinical personnel, in modern facilities containing the latest generation of medical equipment technology. Our communication support program is the most comprehensive in Portugal and includes physician matching for language*, websites in English, a dedicated multilingual team in the call center, and more, all incorporated into the regular service. Call the general line and press 6 for English or request an appointment online. * Depends on available languages, specialty and availability of physicians. Most common languages include English, French, and Spanish.

Avenida Lusíada, 100 1500-650 Lisbon, Portugal T (+351) 217 104 400 www.hospitaldaluz.pt

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Rua Coro de Santo Amaro de Oeiras, 12 2780-379 Oeiras, Portugal T (+351) 217 104 800 www.hospitaldaluz.pt/oeiras

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Halloween Fun

Scary Party Food and Ghastly Games by Angie

Like most events in the calendar, celebrating Halloween on 31st October, has in recent years become very commercial, but it needn't cost an arm or a leg. Here are some ideas to ensure you cast a spell and celebrate in style...while keeping your arms and legs.

The entertainment Beware these can be messy but kids from 7 to 70+ love them! Cauldron of Worms Make a big bowl of spaghetti and let it cool. (You can use coloured spaghetti or you can colour regular spaghetti with some food colouring.) Put the spaghetti in a bucket (or a cauldron...if you happen to have one lying around) and mix in some plastic spiders, make sure they are well hidden! Guests take it in turns to find the spiders. The person that finds the most spiders (or whatever you use), is the winner. Bobbing Apples Use whole apples or chop apples into quarters and place in two washing-up bowls 3/4 filled with cold drinkable water. Place the guests in two teams and in turns with their hands behind their backs the party-goers try to catch a "bobbing apple " with their teeth. The team to collect the most apple pieces, wins.

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The “Mummy” Returns Divide the guests into small teams, give each team a toilet roll (or more). One person from each team is then wrapped in the toilet tissue from head to toe as the mummy. The first team to finish wins. Blood-sucking Vampire Relay Use a plate or dish and make up a very runny blood red jelly - the jelly needs to be runny so that it can be sucked up through drinking straws. Place the guests in teams at one end of the room, with the plate of jelly on a plastic cloth at the opposite. In turns, the guests run to the jelly and are given five seconds to suck as much jelly as they can through the straw. (You may need to alter the timings to suit your guests and the consistency of your jelly.) The first team to drink up all the "blood" , is the winner. Ghostly Faces Beware as this game is very messy but it’s fun! Place jelly sweets in flour (on a tray or large plate) so that a small part of the sweets stick out above the flour. Alternatively, you can cover the sweets in flour. Guests take turns to use their teeth to pick out a sweet. When one guest is successful, the next person takes a turn. Certainly not to be played by a partygoer in their best clothes, so you might like to provide some aprons to wear.


And the Food Maggot Apples Wash red apples and use an apple corer to cut two holes in the side of each apple, (cut almost to the core). Use a pastry brush to paint lemon juice inside the holes to prevent the apples browning. Then fill the holes with jelly snakes or worms from the sweet shop. (Sour worms are good for this.) Ghouls fingers Carefully roll sliced bread with a rolling pin to flatten it slightly. Then wrap a cooked sausage in the bread. You can substitute the sausage for a filling of you choice. Dip one end in tomato ketchup (for blood) and put a blob of cream cheese on the other with an almond on (for the finger nail).

Witches Hats Melt 25g of butter, add 200g of mini marshmallows, and stir until melted. Add Rice Snaps/Rice Krispies and spoon a little into ice-cream cones. Place a chocolate digestive on the top of each cone and turn the cones upside down. Drizzle melted chocolate and sugar strands over the cones and leave to set in a cool place. Enjoy a great Halloween!

Pumpkin Sponge Cake Make a sponge cake in a pudding basin and cover in orange coloured butter cream or ready to roll coloured icing. Use black piping icing to make the face of a Halloween pumpkin or draw a spider´s web.

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Cascais:

650th Anniversary, 1364-2014 by

Cascais is described as a cosmopolitan suburb of the Portuguese capital with approximately 205,117 inhabitants (2011 census). It is considered one of the fastest growing and richest municipalities in Portugal - in 2001 there were 170,683 inhabitants. However, Cascais sees itself as a very unique and special place especially this year as on the 7th June, Cascais celebrated its 650th anniversary. There was a formal ceremony and a wide range of festivals, concerts and events making Cascais yet again a very exciting and interesting place to be. The history of Cascais shows that although it was once a quiet village, some interesting people and events happened throughout its history.

Chris Rola

The coastal settlement of Cascais originated i n t h e 1 2 t h c e n t u r y, d e p e n d i n g administratively on the town of Sintra to its north. In its humble beginnings, Cascais lived from the products of the sea and land, but already in the 13th century, its fish production served the capital Lisbon. During the 14th century, the population increased to the outside of the walls of its castle. Its prosperity led to the administrative independence from Sintra in 1364 when Peter I raised it to village status and Cascais was born. In November 1514, King Manuel I granted a town charter to Cascais. Due to its location close to the Tagus estuary, it was also seen as a strategic post

Panoramic view of Cascais, printed in 1572 | Almarj達o Collection - Municipal Historic Archive | www.cm-cascais.pt

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Steam tramline near the Monte Estoril trainstation, c. 1900 | José Santos Fernandes Collection – Municipal Historic Archive | www.cm-cascais.pt in the defence of Lisbon. Around 1488, King João II built a small fortress in the village, located by the sea. This medieval fortress was not enough to repel the invasion of the Spanish in 1580, when troops led by the Duque of Alba took the village during the conflict that led to the union of the Portuguese and Spanish crowns. The fortress was enlarged towards the end of the 16th century by King Philip I turning it into a typical renaissance citadel. It remained in use by the Portuguese army until it was recently turned into a Pousada. In 1588, after the defeat of the Spanish Armada, Sir Francis Drake led a fleet of ships with the aim of expelling the Spanish from Portugal. During these adventures, Sir Francis Drake ended up in Cascais where the people welcomed him warmly. Drake described Cascais “as a sweet town” and as “cleanly kept”, however, after his troops left a week later they had turned it into “a place most loathsome”. Drake advanced to the Spanish held fort of St Julian’s, Carcavelos where they were turned back by Spanish troops and so decided to abandon the whole campaign as they were not finding much “booty” worth plundering.

Another important occupier of citadel, was the French General Junot during the invasion of Portugal by Napoleonic troops in 1807. From 1870 to 1908, the Portuguese Royal Family decided to turn the citadel into their summer residence. Cascais’ Praia da Rainha became the official beach of the court, turning the quiet fishing village into the cosmopolitan address it is today. In 1896, King Carlos I, a lover of all maritime activities, installed Portugal´s first oceanographic laboratory in the citadel and led a total of 12 scientific expeditions on the coast. You can still visit this summer home of the Kings of Portugal which is located within the walls of the citadel. A railway with steam trains to Cascais was built in 1889 and with a better road along the Avenida Marginal many noble families built beautiful summer homes which formed the basis of the Cascais we know today. In the first half of the 20th century, one of the largest casinos in Europe was built in Estoril and the infrastructure for luxury vacations was created around Monte Estoril. Due to Portugal's neutrality during World War II and the town's elegance and royal past, Cascais

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became home to many of the exiled royal families of Europe, including those of Spain, Italy, Hungary and Bulgaria. This year’s IWP Summer Lunch was held in what was the home of the exiled King of Romania. You may remember the not so attractive Estoril-Sol Hotel. It was built on land which the Duke of Palmela had donated to the municipality of Cascais for a park that still exists. The Palmela family were outraged when the municipality sold part of the land to the hotel developers. However, the hotel was nevertheless constructed and was opened in January of 1965. It is said that Salazar went for a drive one Sunday and on coming upon the huge construction, then unequalled in the area, remarked, “And they say I am the dictator!” In 1968, Salazar suffered a brain haemorrhage. Most sources maintain that it occurred when he fell from a chair in his Cascais residence. However, in February 2009, anonymous witnesses confessed, after some research about Salazar's bestkept secrets, that he had fallen in a bathtub instead of from a chair - for the purposes of this article, I continue to speculate that he fell in a bathtub in his Cascais residence. For many years, the coastal road Avenida Marginal was the only road from Lisbon to Cascais, with a reputation of being one of the most dangerous roads in Europe. With

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the building of new motorways, the area expanded very quickly and the once quiet fishing village became a vibrant town hosting many international events. The changes have not always been met with the approval of the residents but if you walk through the old town you can image the old Cascais. Some pioneering events happened in Cascais. Cascais was the first place in Portugal: ✠ To receive news of the discovery of India when Nicolau Coelho disembarked in Cascais. ✠ To experience electric lighting when it was installed in the royal summer palace in Cascais. ✠ To have an oceanographic laboratory. ✠ Where Portuguese Movies were made. ✠ To have an electric traction railway. ✠ To host sailing, rowing, swimming, tennis, rugby and cricket events. ✠ Where a new game, in which you kick the ball, was introduced by the English workers of the Cable and Wireless Company in Carcavelos. An alternative story to this is that football started to gain popularity in Portugal in the late 19th century, after it was introduced by Portuguese students who returned from England...but I am sure it was still played in Cascais first.


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Pão por Deus by Flávia

Soares

Traditionally in Portugal, on the morning of November 1, groups of children go from door to door asking for “pão por Deus”. This tradition may still exist in rural areas but has been steadily vanishing from the urban areas and slowly being replaced by the American Halloween. The day of November 1 in the Christian calendar is known as “All Souls Day”, and in Portugal it is also known as the “Day of All the Faithful Dead” (Dia de todos os fieis defuntos). Long ago on this day, it was customary for families to bring food for the dead - bread and wine - which was placed on their graves. According to the author of the blog, “Um Açoriano no Litoral Alentejano” (An Azorean in Coastal Alentejo), the tradition of “pão por

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Deus” started with the victims of the earthquake of 1755 who went to areas beyond Lisbon not affected by the disaster to beg for food. This custom made its way to the Azores at about the same time because the islands were hit by seaquakes resulting from the earthquake which struck Lisbon. It was common practice to give bread (pão) to those who asked for “pão por Deus”. In more modern times, children got involved in this tradition. Properly dressed they went door to door to ask for “pão por Deus” or “o bolinho” (a special cake for this day). The original bread was later replaced by sweets, dried fruits, nuts, or almonds which the children collected in decorated cloth bags. At one point, this tradition took on a charitable aspect as the donations collected were shared with the needy of the community. Today in urban areas, some children dress in Halloween costumes and with plastic pumpkin in hand go around their neighborhood to ask for treats for themselves.


IWP ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Dear Members, You are invited to attend the IWP Annual General Meeting on

12 November

As this is an election year, we need nominations for the following positions: ❦ President (The President can create her own slate) ❦ Vice president ❦ Treasurer ❦ Secretary ❦ Designate member IWP can’t exist without an executive board, so we strongly recommend that you consider running for one of the positions. All members are welcome to stand for any of the roles. It’s a truly rewarding experience and a wonderful way to support your club. We also need volunteers for the following positions: ❦ Receiving officers ❦ Financial review board ❦ Membership representation board Contact any of the board members for further information about the duties involved, email office@iwponline.org, or see the table below.

We look forward to hearing from you! Roles and Responsibilities President:

Oversees the running and promotion of the club

Vice president:

Supports the president, stepping in when she is not available

Treasurer:

Looks after the club’s finances, producing financial reports

Secretary:

Schedules and takes the minutes of the monthly board meetings

Designate member:

Supports and assists in the decisions made by the board

Membership representation board:

Represents the members and ensures the views of the members are considered by the executive board

Financial review board:

Audits the financial situation of the board and report any concerns

Receiving officers:

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A Different Kind of Cruise on the Barragem de Alqueva by Flávia

Mid-May of this year, IWP’s all day outing to Alentejo began with a boat cruise to see the Alqueva Dam (Barragem de Alqueva), the 7th largest dam in Portugal and the largest artificial lake in Europe, built to provide irrigation to the arid land of the Alentejo and electric power. Marsha and I looked for seating up on the open air deck above for some fresh air during the cruise as it was pretty warm already at 10:30 in the morning. The deck was full with a big group of women and a couple of men but we managed to find a spot to sit. Not long after the boat pulled away from the mooring, I began to chat with a young woman sitting across from me. She heard Marsha and I speaking in English and was curious to know where we were from. She was Portuguese but her English was perfect because she is a teacher of English in a secondary school. We told her where we were from and also mentioned that we were part of a larger group, International Women in Portugal, sitting in the area below. Carmen was her name and she was on the cruise with a women’s traditional Alentejo choral group from Alvito. Carmen explained that these Alentejo choral groups are traditionally all male and they do not look favorably on women’s groups but it didn’t stop these women. The majority of them range in age from the early 60’s to the 80’s, the oldest being 88. She is Sra. Teresa, the liveliest of the group. Carmen who is in her late 20’s, sings and helps to manage the group.

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Soares,

I timidly asked if she thought they would agree to sing for us. She turned around and addressed the group, “estas senhoras são estrangeiras e gostavam de vos ouvir cantar” (these foreign ladies would like to hear you sing). Oh boy! Their faces lit up, broke into smiles and the show began! Marsha and I were entertained with singing and dancing for the rest of the cruise. I didn’t get to see the Alqueva Dam! Carmen introduced me to the President of the Freguesia de Alvito which sponsors the choral group. He invited IWP members to visit Alvito to have a taste of Alentejo hospitality and savor their good food and good wine and visit their beautiful town. He suggested the weekend of November 1 as it is the weekend of their big fair and when the new wines will be ready for tasting. And of course their women’s traditional choral group will perform for us in full costume. The time spent with this very friendly and entertaining group of women was the best part of my day in Alentejo!

SAVE THE DATE November 1, 2014 Outing to Alvito, Alentejo (Details closer to date)


Midsummer Charity Ball Success by Many of you will have heard about the success of the Midsummer Ball, however, I wanted to take this opportunity to recognise and thank those IWP members who worked hard to achieve this success. The seed of the idea started last year when four local societies, the International Women in Portugal, Royal British Club, Royal British Legion and Women’s Royal Voluntary Service, combined their efforts to embark on this ambitious event of bringing the community together for an evening of entertainment and to raise funds for local children’s charities. The venue was the Farol da Guia, by kind permission of the Marinha Portuguesa. The evening started with a reception in the garden overlooking the Atlantic. Guests were welcomed by Angela French, Chairwoman of WRVS, she explained that all funds raised during the evening would be being donated to CERCICA, Livramento, an educational centre for intellectually and physically handicapped children and young people, to provide a much needed hoist and chair to enable staff to assist the children into the pool so they can receive vital exercise and hydrotherapy.

Barbara Flynn

While this was a joint effort there were a number of IWP members who made a significant contribution to the success of the evening. Jackie Kennard located the venue and liaised with them regularly, she also had a remarkable talent for procuring some fantastic auction prizes. Angie Inglis worked her IT skills to produce the programme of events and the auction catalogue, several times! Sharon Wake was co-opted onto the organizing committee after she rashly volunteered to manage all of the payments for tickets and auction bids. Candy da Piedade worked her magic to transform the venue with her beautiful flower arrangements. It is impossible to thank every contributor separately, so thanks too to all of the organising committee and the many individuals and organisations who contributed in a myriad of different ways to create such an enjoyable and successful evening. Thanks also go to the generosity of members of the societies and local businesses who between them donated over 50 super auction items.

The final amount raised in the course of the Following dinner, David Inglis took to the evening was an amazing €6250, which far floor as auctioneer of the live auction where exceeded the organising committee´s initial he skillfully engaged the guests’ enthusiasm expectations and will enable us to provide to bid generously and competitively for the not only the hoist and chair but also some lots on offer, which ranged from meals at new mattresses and bedding which will Michelin star restaurants to a signed further enhance the lives of the children at Liverpool FC shirt. Your GlimpseCERCICA. into the International Women in Portugal 23


Italian Ice Cream A Portuguese Tradition

by Angie I just couldn't help myself, accompanied by 16 other IWP members and associate members, my child-like excitement was building! It was almost as if we had won golden tickets and were about to enter through the gates of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory; the tour of the Santini Ice cream laboratory, yes, that's right “laboratory” - I will explain later, was about to begin and I had a ticket! I (and I'm sure I wasn't the only one), had to bite my lip to stifle the urge to break out in what would have been a totally inappropriate and more than likely, tuneless rendition of "O Sole Mio" (better known as "Just one Cornetto"). Incidentally, did you know this catchy jingle from the 1980's was voted the most remembered advertising jingle of all time? Fortunately for Tricia and the others, I contained myself and instead we entered through the not very impressive and quite ordinary-looking side entrance to be welcomed by our guide Rosário Ramalheira. Anything ordinary, however, was left at the door and we were soon swept away by the enthusiasm of this friendly, knowledgeable and vivacious young lady, whose obvious passion and love for the Santini magic shone through. Ushered down a white-washed corridor with larger than life cartoon images on the walls and into a small side room, we happily complied with the rigourously enforced hygiene rules of the Santini management. Make no mistake, ice-cream is not only big 24 A Janela Autumn 2014 business, it's a very serious business too

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and together with my fellow tourists, I too had earlier removed all my jewellery. Indeed, it had been with great reluctance that I had even removed my wedding band, something I had never done. “This better be worth it", I had grumbled to my other half that morning. "Well, you'll just have to marry me again" he had teased me. We all scraped our hair beneath rather fetching blue hair nets, and dutifully outstretched our hands to show all traces of nail polish had been removed. Donning white protective overalls and blue shoe covers, we were now "good to go" and at last we were allowed to enter the "laboratory". There was no way would we be allowed to contaminate the production area. Employees even have different coloured shoe wear and cannot cross painted lines on the floor if they work in different parts of the building. Of course, I'd done my homework and visited the website Santini.pt, so I already knew that Attilio Santini had opened the doors of what


has become possibly the best known Portuguese ice cream parlour way back in 1949. I'd read that he was a modest man who gave to charities and the needy, and that the original parlour in Tamariz was frequented by ministers, socialites and royalty. It appears from the archives that this was much more than just ice-cream, "going to Santini" became, was and for many Portuguese families still is, a tradition! For obvious reasons, the Santini recipes and production methods remain a closely guarded secret, locked away in bank vaults and in the memories of the Santini family, so apologies, in this report you will find no detailed descriptions of what we saw. This in itself is fabulous though, because it also means that should we be lucky enough to be granted a tour again, more members will have the opportunity to make this mindboggling tour! So state secrets aside, (or should that be Santini secrets aside?), our tour lasted about an hour and we were expertly guided by Rosário who explained the sixty year history of the Santini ice-cream business. We learnt that the family and employees think of this place as both a laboratory and a home. Quite simply because it is not only a place of imagination and innovation, but also one of love and care. An incredible passion for quality means that only Portuguese sourced products are used in the production process, even the bananas are sourced from a Portuguese owned plantation in Brazil! Two tonnes of fresh fruit are cut and prepared by hand each day and whilst there are machines used to wash the fruit, and perform juicing and mixing functions, much of the work is still completed by hand. Santini ice-cream is still a hand-made traditional product made from secret recipes passed down from generation to generation.

There are an incredible 350 flavours in the Santini menu repertoire but try as we might, even with our enthusiasm there was no way we could even hope to sample all of them. After all, that's nearly one for every day of the year! What a bucket list challenge that would be?! Santini ice cream parlours can be found in Cascais, Carcavelos, São João do Estoril, and in Chiado Lisbon. Open all year round, the flavours available will be season dependent, so don't expect to find fruit flavours out of season. We were told that ideas and suggestions are always welcome. Even better for the ice cream and sorbet lovers amongst us, Santini is hoping to launch a customer sampling group shortly...just get in line ladies. After this tour, I will definitely be first in the queue!

Tour over, our only problem now was choosing which flavours to enjoy from the red and white striped parlour; for me it was Production, whilst it has increased in recent easy, coconut and cinnamon! Tricia did a years, is kept deliberately small, there are head count, we were all present, no only four retail outlets and you will only find incidences of falling into rivers of chocolate Santini ice-cream in specially monitored ice-cream, or turning shades of violet, so cabinets in El Corte Inglés and on the menus sitting in the glorious sunshine we all agreed of only three exclusive restaurants in the our tickets had indeed been golden! With Cascais and Lisbon area. In this case, small special thanks to Rosário and Tricia...what a definitely is beautiful IWP trip! Your Glimpsegreat into the International Women in Portugal 25


Final Taste of Summer Ice Cream This recipe is so easy and incredibly scrumptious. Any guests will think you're amazing and....no ice-cream maker or stirring required! Ingredients ❥ 1 can of condensed milk ❥ 300ml of double cream. You can use the carton cream para bater too if you can't find fresh, it works just as well and is much less expensive! ❥ 2 tablespoons of alcohol - this prevents the ice-cream from getting too hard. Good choices are white rum, brown rum, port, orange or coffee liquors. (Just choose one which will bring out the flavour of the icecream you decide to make.) ❥ 2 tablespoons of anything you want! You might choose good quality cocoa or chocolate powder, expresso coffee powder, raisers steeped in rum, cherries, raspberries chocolate chips, orange zest, even bananas!

Method ❥ Simply beat all the ingredients together until the cream thickens, but is still soft. ❥ Put the mixture into a sealable container and freeze for at least 6 hours or better still, overnight. That's it! ❥ Serve with a coulis, or drizzle over melted chocolate or other sauces of your choice. ❥ Finally, enjoy!

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CABINE TELEFÓNICA AN OLD PHONE BOX TRANSFORMED

INTO A MINI-LIBRARY! by Visi

de Andres and Margarida Graça

Visi writes: “Do you know that there is a Plaza de Londres in Lisbon? And that some clever mind thought to personalise it with a proper English phone box? When you pass by and peer inside hoping to find a fake phone or an empty space, you are startled to find lots of books instead. Depending on how curious you are, you may open the door to survey the shelves of books, or keep walking whilst looking back several times until you bump into someone and completely forget about it! Well, none of that happened to us, the select and accomplished IWP Lisbon Portuguese Conversation Group! We headed off from Margarida’s home for that peculiar phone box library with clear minds and some second hand books. When I say ‘we’, I am referring to five gorgeous ladies and a well educated dog. If you don’t believe me, look at the photos! Once there, there is a protocol to follow. Someone keeps the door open to give room for the person who is in the process of deciding on the right book. It goes without saying that it is easy to get what you like. There is no feeling of being in a huge library where after two hours of rummaging around you leave unconvinced of your choice, abandoning too many interesting stories. Oh no, not here. Here you have a feeling of having made the right decision, certain that all the other books don’t appeal to you. So there we were, giving such a good example of a cultural and multilingual gathering to the passers-by while Margarida, uma portuguesa, kept the register book open for Shelly, uma americana, who is wellversed in Portuguese, to sign in and record

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the books she had both withdrawn and returned. Margarida helped with the whole process while Danielle, uma francesa, was trying to convince Jenny, uma inglesa, to read a French book written in English while giving explanations in English and Portuguese well seasoned with French, which she thought would be to Jenny’s taste! Jenny lives on the other side of the Tagus and commutes by ship! She speaks EnglishEnglish and Portuguese that is still English! And last but not least, was me, uma espanhola, racking my brain trying to decide what to take home as I searched through the titles, avidly looking for a good story. We


made a bustling heap in the middle of the pavement while surprised regulars of the nearby cafes and pavements were relieved to see at least the dog lying down peacefully with not a care in the world. In the end, five out of six of us got something to read for the forthcoming weeks – guess which one of us didn't want to take a book? Incidentally, you may have got the idea that you can’t get a book for yourself if you visit the phone box alone, but nothing could be further from the truth, since the tiny library has been conveniently situated next to ‘A Mexicana’, one of the oldest cafes in Lisbon, where you can sit down with the book of your choice and the register book to put your name in, while you remain unnoticed and unattended by the waiting table staff. It is well known in the neighbourhood that they are instructed not to serve customers who are not their ‘regulars’!” Visi

This small library was opened on the 23rd April at Praça de Londres, in Lisbon. Anyone can collect a book without a date for returning it. However, you always have to leave another book in its place. It is expected that people will return the book after a while. The idea is to get people together and to give people responsibility and trust in each other to enable this library to go on for a long time”.

Margarida says: “The idea of the telephone box came from the owners of the shops in the area together with the support of Fundação Portugal Telecom.

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Japanese Culture at the IWP Summer Brunch

The koto, Japan's national instrument by Vera Land The koto, made of Paulownia wood, is about 6 feet long, and has 13 strings, held up by moveable bridges. The strings, originally of silk, are now usually made of nylon, and the bridges, which were ivory or wood, are nowadays usually plastic. The instrument is tuned by moving the bridges. The traditional scale is pentatonic (5-tone), but almost any tuning can be accomplished within the koto's range. The player, who traditionally sat on the floor, uses three ivory plectra (picks) on the thumb and first two fingers of the right hand. Additional sounds are made by using the other fingers of both hands. It can be a solo instrument, but is often accompanied by the shakuhachi (a bamboo flute) and a 3-stringed instrument called the shamisen. Koto duets and ensemble pieces are also common. In an earlier form, the koto came to Japan from China in the 8th century, and was used at the Imperial Court, but in the 17th century the style of playing was modified, and it became accessible to the common people. It wasAoften blind men, a tradition 34 Janelaplayed Autumnby 2014

that continued into the 20th century. In the late 19th century, when Japan was opening up to the West, music with a more western feeling was gradually introduced. Modern innovations include different tunings, and a bass koto with 17 strings. Today, many players sit on chairs and use koto stands, and the music may be accompanied by western instruments, even orchestras.

Discovering the kimono by Rie Kikuoka The kimono is a Japanese traditional garment. It is T-shaped, straight-lined robe, secured by a sash called an obi, which is tied at the back. The history of the kimono goes back to the 4th century. For many centuries, the kimono has been part of Japanese civilised society and has been an essential part of Japanese culture. During the Heian period, 794-1185, the kimono became increasingly stylised and started to take the form of the present day kimono. The obi, or “belt” seen on modern day kimonos became part of the kimono during the Murimachi period, 1392–1573, and during the Edo period, 1603–1867, the sleeves began to grow in length, especially among unmarried women. Since then, the basic


shape of the kimono has remained essentially unchanged. The kimono still plays a very important part in Japanese society, even today as the Japanese lifestyle becomes increasingly similar to European lifestyles. The kimono is particularly important during the major stages of life, for example, graduation ceremonies and weddings. During these life stages, the kimono symbolises the importance of the event.

Kimonos made with exceptional skill from fine materials have and still are regarded as great works of art and considered to be very valuable. Traditionally, kimonos, obis and all the accessories are sewn by hand; even machine-made kimonos require substantial hand-stitching. Kimono fabrics are frequently hand-made and decorated by hand. Modern kimonos are widely available in less-expensive easy-care fabrics such as rayon and cotton, however, the kimono and obi are traditionally made of silk which is still considered the ideal fabric.

There are some special rules for wearing the kimono. The kimono is wrapped around the body, always with the left side over the right. This is done so that the wearer can put a purse and a handkerchief between the two layers with their right hand (most people are right handed). Traditionally, single women wear a style of kimono called Furisode with almost floor-length sleeves, 110cm in length, on special occasions. When the kimono is worn, the season, the occasion and the age of the wearer must be considered and respected.

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The Challenge

The Caminho Português from Porto (Portugal) to Santiago de Compostela (Spain) by

Marsha Turner

on the metro to Matosinhos from where we’d start our adventure along the alternative Caminho coastal route to Vila do Conde.

The Caminho is over 239.6 kilometers, with much of the route following the original Roman military road that connected Portugal with Spain and then France. The caminho is waymarked with yellow arrows and scallop shells variously found on trees, walls, lampposts, and roads through cobblestoned villages, woodlands, vineyards, city streets and a few unpleasant short stretches along the busy N-550 highway. During our three week adventure, we crossed Roman bridges built 2,000 years ago and passed by Roman milestones confirming that we were, indeed, directly on this ancient way. With the aid of a fellow Lisbon Hash House Harriers’ itinerary from his journey two years ago, and A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Camino Português by John Brierley, an average of 19km a day was sketched out and we prebooked 14 hotels along the caminho route. On June 1, Toronto IWP member Eleanor Franks and I began our journey by train from Santa Apolónia in Lisbon to Campanhã station in Porto. We then hopped

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The traditional route starts from the Sé (cathedral) in Porto. This involves a long slog through the suburbs where we could easily be overwhelmed on our first day by city traffic and the difficulty of seeing the waymarks with all the competing signs and street advertisements. So, we decided to take this alternate route where most of the caminho is on sandy beaches and boardwalks and crossing the lifting bridge in Matosinhos would be a fine symbolic start to the journey. The caution from the guidebook reads, “although this route isn’t well waymarked, you can’t get seriously lost if you keep the ocean to your left”. We thought this was a much better option. As we’d booked a hotel 500 meters from the lifting bridge, we felt very excited and fairly confident. First day on the caminho, however, having figured out just how far 500 meters is, having found our first yellow arrows and adjusted to our backpacks and walking sticks, we stopped at a seaside café for a prolonged celebratory lunch of fresh fish cooked on an outdoor grill along with a jarro (jug) of outstanding sangria. We then walked another 4 km and, as it was getting late, took a taxi the last 7 km to the hotel. That evening we discussed better time management strategies. Leaving Vila do Conde the next morning, we had our first taste of the camaraderie of pilgrims or “peregrinos” when we met a happy, energetic group of 21 Belgians. We walked with them to Arcos to join the main caminho route from Porto. While they


pressed on to Barcelos, we stopped for the evening in the interesting town of São Pedro de Rates where we had booked into Casa de Mattos mentioned in Brierley’s guidebook. This is a good opportunity to say that an entire book could be written about the colorful ancestral homeowners one meets along the ways. They did not only share amusing family anecdotes with us but, in one happy case, homemade vinho verde as well. We scheduled 21 days for our journey to Santiago de Compostela to allow two nights in three cities along the route in order to rest, do some sightseeing and laundry. Books and blogs suggest not carrying more than 10 kilos (22 lbs) and a 55-litre backpack. Brierley’s guidebook alerts peregrinos to strenuous uphill stretches and on those days we sent our backpacks ahead to our next hotel with a locally recommended backpack transfer service at the very reasonable price of 5 euros each. We also naturally fell into the routine of walking at our individual pace to fully enjoy the contemplative aspect of the caminho; waiting to confer at tricky crossroads; stopping to point out something especially spectacular; and resting at stops we’d scheduled for refreshments. We spent two nights in Barcelos overlooking one of Portugal’s best-known and liveliest markets, Feira de Barcelos held every Thursday. We arrived on a Wednesday evening, enjoyed the market festivities the next morning and then took one of the frequent local buses to Braga and the nearby Bom Jesus de Braga (the most popular tourist site in Portugal). On the 9th day of our caminho, we entered Spain. Our second two-night rest was much enjoyed in the historical border town of Tui just across the Rio Minho/Mino bridge from Valença. Tui has a more interesting modern profile than Valença but at heart it is still the well-preserved medieval town. We took some time to shop at a sporting goods store that at this point, was like a candy store to us and at a farmácia for blister prevention/ treatment aids and elastic supports for a twisted ankle (from an indoor misstep) and a developing sensitive knee, and more ibuprofen.

The third two-night stayover was in Caldas de Reis at Hotel Balneario Acuna where for 60 euros a thermal bath was included as well as use of the grand outdoor thermal water fed pool. The town history is inextricably linked to its thermal waters that have gushed from its ground source at a constant 40 degrees for millennia. Caldas de Reis was to become the birthplace of hydro electricity in Galicia during the industrial era and still benefits from its waters as a major health spa. So, even though we had to handwash our laundry, we felt like we were enjoying a slice of heaven. Three days later, on Day 17, we were at the “arrival” point of the caminho, the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Although the motivation for walking the Caminho Português was not religious, we were moved by the daily noon Pilgrim’s Mass. There we were reunited with peregrinos we met along the way and shared caminho experiences with new friends. Altogether, unforgettable people and sights were encountered, and good food, wine and folkloric music were enjoyed. More than 100,000 people from all over the world walk one of the caminos each year and the numbers are growing. Many do it for religious reasons, others as a time out from a hectic schedule or simply for the challenge. In our case, it was for the challenge, and there was a wonderful sense of accomplishment upon reaching Santiago. Along the way, we tried to just walk in the day and not think about all the days ahead. Each day was like a chapter of a book - an adventure book - so it is hard to register the fact that we walked from Porto to Santiago de Compostela. However, I’m humbled by the people of all ages we met who walked the most famous and popular Camino de Santiago route, the Camino Francês, 800 kilometers from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Santiago. The experience was magical and a section of the Camino Francês may be in store for next year. Bom Caminho!

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Necessity...the Mother of Invention tips for those sudden emergencies... by Angie

Left to my own devices, with my "significant other" away, I was annoyed, and a little dismayed to find one evening that despite much finger crossing, the dirty water in my kitchen sink refused to disappear down the plug hole. In fact, the more I tried to coax it down, running the hot water from the tap, the worse it got and soapy bubbles started to emerge up from the second bowl. Mmmm...what to do next? I didn't want to admit defeat, I would not call the hubby just yet, this was after all, just a minor domestic hiccup, and quite within my capabilities as an independent, free-thinking woman. Inspiration struck and a few minutes later I returned from the depths of the garage armed with a plunger! This would surely do it...or maybe not? Ten minutes later my initial enthusiasm was waning. Despite my very best efforts, now I just had murky, black gunk floating around the stainless steel bowl. Worse still the gunk was accompanied by a foul smell wafting up through the drains. Great! I'd made a bad situation worse. "Why do these things always happen when you're away?" I shouted out aloud in exasperation. Sitting on the kitchen floor with my head under the sink looking at the U-bend, I suddenly spotted a carton of bicarbonate of

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soda, distant memories stirred as I vaguely remembered my mum all those years ago. I refused to be beaten. Fetching my laptop to join me on the floor, I furiously typed "bicarbonate of soda, drains and vinegar" into Google. Eureka! I didn't need "Mr. Muscle" or to involve "the other half", a homemade and "eco-friendly" solution was at hand. Thanks to the internet, memories from my childhood were revived. I smiled to myself as the age old adage "mum knows best" came flooding into my mind and I felt a great satisfaction (and sorry to say, smugness), in singularly heading off the potential domestic crisis. As the blockage was removed and I watched the water start to drain freely away, I was suddenly struck how the simplest of household items, combined with knowledge provided freely by individuals from all over the world had helped me in my "hour of need". So, to help you in your next hour of need or simply help you around the house, here are a few more tips and tricks I have found: To clean a stained tub, combine equal amounts of cream of tartar and baking soda with enough lemon juice to make a paste. Gently rub the mixture into the stain with your fingers or a soft cloth. Let sit for a half hour, then rinse well with water. Had enough of those spooky, squeaky door hinges? Spray a little WD-40 onto the

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hinges, moving the door back and forth to work in the lubricant. Alternatively, try rubbing the hinges with petroleum jelly. If these tricks don’t work, lift the hinge pins about halfway and lubricate them with threein-one oil/WD-40, using a rag to the catch drips. We all know that sponges can be a breeding ground for bacteria. So, deodorize sponges in the microwave. Soak in water spiked with white vinegar or lemon juice and put on full power for one minute. Very important - Use tongs to remove as it will be hot!! Can´t remove a stripped screw? Got a sufficiently wide rubber-band handy? Place the band on top of the screw head then try to unscrew the screw slowly pushing really hard. Sometimes the rubber will give you the extra grip needed to get that screw out.

Remove small furniture scratches from dark wood with...a walnut. First, remove a walnut from its shell. Then, gently rub the walnut in a circular motion several times over the scratch. Let the natural oils seep into the scratch for five to 10 minutes. If necessary, nibble on the walnut while you wait. Lastly, use a soft cloth to buff the area. The scratch should be sealed.

Check the results the next morning. If necessary, blot up excess water with a white paper towel or colorfast cloth. If the nap hasn't recovered completely, use a fork to gently lift the remaining carpet fibers. Have you ever had a crayon masterpiece artfully created and displayed on your flat screen TV or laptop screen by an artistic tot? Here's how to remove it! Simply apply WD-40 to your screen and wipe off with a microfiber cloth. Applying the WD-40 to a towel and holding it against the screen's surface instead of spraying it directly on the unit would perhaps be the best way to apply the WD-40. After a few minutes of holding the towel in place, buff the crayon off with your microfiber cloth. You can have mealybugs in your pantry and not know it. To keep the bugs from flourishing, take flour, rice and cereal out of their original packaging right after you bring them home and place them in Tupperware, plastic, or glass containers. As an extra precaution, put a matchbook on top of the food before sealing. The sulfur repels mealybugs. A couple of quick tips: ❧ Hang a bundle of chalk in your closet to keep everything fresh and dry. The chalk absorbs excess moisture - a thrifty alternative to an electric dehumidifier! ❧ To prevent potatoes budding, add an apple in the bag. ❧ Use a lint roller to clean the bottom of your handbag. ❧ Put a dry towel in with a wet load to reduce the drying time.

Recently moved a piece of furniture only to reveal a dent on the carpet? Remove the dent with ice cubes! If there are multiple small dents such as those caused by table legs, drop one ice cube in each dent. Large or long dents may require multiple ice cubes. Let the ice cubes melt. As they melt, the nap of the carpet will begin to fluff back up, reducing (and eventually removing) the dent. Your Glimpse into the International Women in Portugal

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In June 2014, Angelina Jolie* in her role as Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, joined British Foreign Secretary William Hague in London to co-chair the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. It was the largest gathering ever brought together on the subject, with 1,700 delegates from 129 countries and more than 79 foreign ministers working to crack the fortress of silence and denial surrounding rape in war zones. The summit agreed on practical steps to tackle impunity for the use of rape as a weapon of war, and to begin to change global attitudes to these crimes. How do I come to write about this subject? It was something that, perhaps like you, I was unaware of but whilst I was in the UK, a friend of my daughter was involved in organising the conference and writing the United Kingdomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (NAPWPS). From the NAPWPS and the summit, I learnt a great deal and I wish to share some of what I learnt with you. Most of the information in this article comes from the NAPWPS. THE PROBLEM While violent conflict affects everyone, women and girls are particularly vulnerable

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to sexual and gender based violence including rape, assault, forced prostitution, trafficking and exploitation. Sexual violence, particularly rape, is often used as a weapon of war and along with other types of violence it is often used to destabilise families, groups and communities. It is used to carry out ethnic cleansing; genocide; instil fear in populations in order to quell resistance; destroy societies; and displace populations. Sometimes these crimes are opportunistic but more often these acts are carried out under orders as a deliberate tactic of conflict. E i t h e r w a y, t h e s u r v i v o r s b e a r t h e consequences their whole lifetimes and can pass their personal trauma onto successive generations. All too often a culture of impunity exists around sexual violence in war, with the stigma for such crimes usually resting not with the perpetrators but with the survivors. The overwhelming majority of survivors of sexual violence in conflict never see justice for what they have endured. Where such injustice goes unpunished they often become part of the cycle of violence that perpetuates conflict. In violent conflict, women** can be cut off from basic services as well as education and left to raise their families unsupported. Other harmful practices can also be exacerbated in post-


conflict settings heightening the risk of child marriage, forced marriage and female genital mutilation. SOLVING THE PROBLEM Women are essential partners in making and building peace as well as creating stable and peaceful societies following conflict. However, peace processes have historically failed to include women or represent women’s interests meaningfully. Women are frequently seen as passive victims. Little regard is given for how they have and can promote peace. They are ignored as peace builders at local, national and international levels. In the past, many decisions on peace building and maintaining have been made without women´s input, although it is precisely their involvement in negotiations that can prevent further conflict. Women’s formal participation is not enough. It is often “tokenistic” or as an afterthought. Women´s inclusion must be meaningful. Work must be done at the grassroots level to build women’s leadership skills, education, networks, and political know-how. Women must be involved in settings the terms of their participation, to enable them to broaden the terms of peace agreements and ensure consideration and agreement on society’s full set of priorities. This process lays the foundations for a lasting peace. A number of examples of women’s success in bringing about change are given in the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. One such example is how in North Kivu a food security project taught 150 women how to make fuel efficient stoves and they cascaded this knowledge to other displaced families. By limiting firewood consumption, women spent less time collecting firewood. Their workload was thus reduced and their security improved as they spent less time in the woods where they were often the target of attacks. Liberia is another example of where women seized the opportunity to challenge presumptions and become active leaders in political, economic and civil institutions, with inspiring results. As the Liberian civil war intensified, women’s networks confronted

and engaged rebels directly, while also arranging meetings between Charles Taylor and the leaders of peace building groups. This earned women a reputation as objective mediators. The women involved in the formal negotiations used their extensive social networks to seek a permanent and peaceful solution. In 2006, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf won the presidential election and took office as the first elected female Head of State in Africa. In 2011, she was re-elected and was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Price. This short article can only bring some awareness to you of the problem of sexual violence in conflict and the important role women play in building as well as maintaining peace. There is so much more on this topic that I can share with you. If you visit www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/ sexual-violence-in-conflict you can learn more. There are also links to the Chair’s Summary and the Statement of Action from the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. * At the end of the Conference Queen Elizabeth II made Angelina Jolie an honorary Dame (equivalent to Sir) for her work combating sexual violence in war zones. ** For women read “women and girls”.

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Spotlights from the News compiled by

Leslie Mercado that there were large variations between countries. In Denmark, the average annual gain was €500 per capita, and Germany €450. In southern Europe, the gains were significantly smaller, with €80 in Italy, €70 in Spain and in Greece, and €20 in Portugal. Overall, the foundation concludes, the main objective of the single market - to bring more prosperity to citizens - was achieved and these results should encourage the EU to deepen the market. The Portugal News, July 31

Police cash in on foreign-registered car fines The GNR police’s fiscal brigade revealed that it has issued fines in excess of 1.3 million euros since the beginning of 2012 for the owners of foreign-registered vehicles living in Portugal. More than 5,000 fines have been issued the past two-and-a-half years, with most of them being handed to former Portuguese emigrants who returned home with cars purchased elsewhere in the EU but who had failed to matriculate their cars upon deciding to return to Portugal. The Portugal News, Aug. 4 German study: Portugal benefited least from single EU market Portugal is one of the countries that has benefited least from economic integration within the European Union, with an increase of just €20 in per capita income per year, according to a study by the Bertelsmann Foundation, a think tank based in Gütersloh, Germany, that identifies Denmark and Germany as the biggest winners. The study, which calculates the impact of economic integration of the single European market in 14 countries between 1992 and 2012, finds that it was positive overall, but

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UK Police returns to Portugal in 'make or break' moment in Madeleine McCann Case In what sources close to the Madeleine McCann Case investigation describe as as a “make-or-break moment”, a team of Scotland Yard detectives will travel to the seaside resort of Praia da Luz in the Algarve during September of this year. This follows after weeks of negotiations with Portuguese officials. The UK investigation team has been granted permission to interview up to seven key suspects identified earlier this year – three of whom will be questioned for a second time as they were already questioned in May of this year by the UK investigation team. Portuguese authorities are also understood to have granted permission for Yard officers to investigate new “areas of interest”. In May of this year, a team of Yard detectives travelled to the Algarve to supervise digs on scrubland near the resort. But after eight days of searches, using sniffer dogs and ground-penetrating radar, nothing was found. So far, investigations into the Madeleine McCann have cost the UK taxpayers more than £6million. The Mirror, Aug. 22


Twitter advertising now available in Portugal, 11 other countries Twitter added 12 new markets as part of its expansion. Most of the countries are in Central and Eastern Europe. The new

countries include Portugal, Ukraine, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Romania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Switzerland, Serbia, Slovenia, and Macedonia. The top microblogging site was excited to announce the 12 additional markets as part of Twitter Ads' global expansion. With the new countries, Twitter Ads is now available in 35 EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) countries. The expansion in new markets means reseller partnerships and direct sales support teams will now be locally available to Twitter account owners. Twitter hopes to help more companies and advertisers in these European markets to utilise Twitter for their businesses. With the new tools, these markets can achieve their business goals. Tech Times, August 26

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ts o T & s My Insight in to a Great Group Mu m by

Sarah Kierstan off, I would not be absolutely sure how I would fill my time during the week while he was at work. I may begin to find myself and my little one alone for a lot of the time, and a long way from family and friends back home – this probably being a very common feeling for many wives who themselves have been in a similar position, especially if they have been used to working or having family close by. Luckily, however, I was given one piece of invaluable advice before we moved, by another British family who had lived in Portugal: “IWP proved an absolute lifeline”, and recommend contacting immediately and even joining them before we arrived. Needless to say, that is exactly what I did and so, before we even set foot in Portugal, I already had some play dates set up, which is how I found myself pushing my daughter in her buggy down a dusty track somewhere just outside Cascais on an October morning, using only a free local map on my way to my first Mums & Tots group and I have to say, it was everything I had hoped for.

As a first time ex-pat abroad or “trailing spouse” (not my favourite title), the prospect of moving to Portugal with my husband and baby girl was both exciting and, also quite daunting. My husband knew what lay ahead with regards to his job, which would no doubt fill his time but I knew, after the novelty of being in a new beautiful and sunny country wore

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The lovely mum whose house we had all descended on this particular Tuesday morning greeted me with a much needed glass of water (after my hot and dusty walk) and I was very much welcomed into her home. The morning was full of chatting to mums, tots playing in sunshine outside, coffee and cake, and I left knowing I had made some new friends and I wouldn’t be lonely during the week (and definitely be going to the next week’s meet up). The question I have asked myself recently is what would my experience of life in Portugal have been without the Mums & Tots group, without the lovely kind mums who are now very much firm friends, without the numerous


play dates and playmates my daughter has made and without the endless and so useful coffee, chat and advice? Quite simply it would not have been as enriched as it has been. My family has undoubtedly moved to a beautiful country with many great aspects, but when you move away from family and friends it can be challenging, therefore I owe the Mums & Tots group a big thank you and it has been a pleasure to now become the group captain. What exactly is the Mums & Tots Group? We are mums with tots aged three years and younger who meet every Tuesday morning between 10am and 12 noon. We take turns to host in our own homes and on hot summer days we sometimes meet in the park. The group is very international with mums from all over the world.

Such an international group has some funny quirks – who knew that when singing Old Macdonald had a Farm, different nationality animals make different noises? I’ve discovered fresh coffee, fresh bread and Norwegian cheese is a wonderful way to start the day while the kids play together. How there seems to be a wealth of different national traditions to announce the birth of a baby and most importantly, I am getting much better at singing Happy Birthday in Portuguese. What is next for our group? All I can say is long may it continue, which I am sure it will with lots of new babies born this year to mums within the group. However, we are always keen for new mums and tots to join – we have room for everyone! The most valuable aspect of our group is of course the social aspect for the children and it is great to see so many kids growing, changing and enjoying life here in Portugal.

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Art for Enjoyment!

Why we love it... On the 11th of June, the Art for Enjoyment group celebrated almost 2 years of artistic activities. They had a special evening celebration at Capricciosa in Cascais. With so much talent, the group has decided to create a calender for 2015 with their works. Works from Agnes Bourhis, Sarah Correa de Sá, Anne Hackney, Valerie Harvey, Marion Holmes, Linda Hunter, Barbara Nakaahiki, Ewa Radecka-Mundinger, and Flávia Soares, are included in the calander. The calender will be on sale soon, so look out for more information!

Below are some comments from those in the group on why they love Art for Enjoyment. Any IWP member can join this and other activity groups, so if you feel like exploring your artistic side, contact Heather for more information. I joined this group conducted by Heather Taylor lately, and I am absolutely delighted with Heather´s beautiful atelier, with other members of the group, and the fantastic atmosphere. I can not imagine not being there every Thursday, learning new technics, and having so much inspiration and fun. Now we are planning to produce a calendar with our works and I hope it will become a future tradition. Ewa Radecka-Mundinger I am enjoying being part of this friendly group. It is interesting to see what other people are doing and to have an interchange of ideas. Everyone is very generous in sharing their painting tips and techniques. The cups of tea are very nice too! Anne Hackney I love being inspired by Heather and fellow participants - a really positive, fun way to explore art. I've had a brilliant time experimenting and learning thanks to Heather's generosity and calm encouragement. Linda Hunter

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Readers Book reviews from Book Group 2

by Chris

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini When the group chose And the Mountains Echoed, I thought it would be similar to Khaled Hosseini´s The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns and therefore, was not keen on the choice. However, And the Mountains Echoed was very different and a great read. Dene from the book group writes about the group´s meeting, “We had a good discussion on all aspects of the book, feeling sympathy for all the characters and realising that people are not born, 'good' or 'bad', but it is life's circumstances that so often shape a person's character. We gave the book a rating of 8 - 8 1/2.” I cannot tell you much more about the book because there are so many strands that all meet together by the end, so just get reading and I hope you enjoy it.

Rola

The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer This book was chosen by the group as it was the winner of the 2013 Costa Book award and we usually enjoy those books. However, this book received a mix reception and was not one of the group’s favourites. One review describes the book as, “A tragic and comic account of living with schizophrenia” and another “A compelling story of grief, madness and loss”. Yet, there is suspense in the novel and although we are sign-posted at the beginning to the main “event”, the death of Simon, the main character´s older brother, the full story gradually unfolds as we learn more about the family and the event. The book tries to give us an insight into mental illness and having worked in the health field, I recognised the jargon and accounts of case discussions and patient management plus the descriptions of drug side effects and more drugs to counter the side effects. I found the book deeply moving and it did give me more understanding into mental illness and I´m glad I persevered to the end. If that all sounds a bit heavy, then perhaps the review that says “A deeply moving (but funny) first novel”, might interest you more.

IWP has three book groups for members to join. See the Activities List at the back of the A Janela or visit www.iwponline.org for more information about the IWP Book Groups.

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Fala Português? The autumn often sees new members arriving in the area, setting up home and organising finances. To reduce stress levels here are a few phrases, which the A Janela team hopes will help you. Our thanks as always to Professora Teresa Katzenstein for her help in the compilation of this guide. by Angie

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At the bank...

No banco...

Opening an account Good morning/Good afternoon, I'd like to open ... Bom dia / Boa tarde. Queria abrir... ● a current account - uma conta à ordem ● a deposit account - uma conta a prazo ● a joint account - uma conta conjuntas

● Passport/Identity Card Passaporte/Bilhete de Identidade ● Tax Number Numero Fiscal de Contribuinte ● Residency Card/Proof of Residence Cartão de Residencia/Comprovativo de Morada em Portugal Please sign your signature here/below. Se faz favor, assina aqui/em baixo.

Some verbs you may find useful ● debitar – to debit ● creditar – to credit ● carregar – to recharge (mobile phone credit) ● gastar – to spend ● preencher – to fill in (a form) ● trocar – to change, exchange

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Some useful phrases I need... - Eu preciso... ● a statement - um extracto ● to buy travellers cheques comprar cheques de viagem What is the exchange rate of the dollar/ pound? Qual é a cotacão do dólar/libra? I’d like to... - Queria… ● deposit this cheque/cash depositar este cheque/dinheiro ● request a cheque book requisitar um livro de cheques ● cash this cheque levantar este cheque ● check my balance (account) verificar / consultar meu saldo

Certainly. Do you have your... Com certeza. Tem o seu...


At the ATM (Multibanco) ● Withdrawals - Levantamento ● Balance enquiry - Consultas de Saldo ● Receipt - Recibo ● Transaction enquiry - Movimentos ● Transfers from second to first account Transferências de Segunda Conta a Primeira Conta ● Transfers from first account to second account Transferências de Primeira Conta a Segunda Conta ● Inter-bank transfers Transferência Interbancária ● Payments to the state sector Pagamentos ao Sector Estado ● Payments to the public sector Pagamentos ao Sector Publico ● Payments to social security Pagamentos a Segurança Social

● Payments for goods and services Pagamentos de Serviços e Compras ● Please take your money Retirar o Seu Dinheiro ● The machine is temporarily out of order, go to another Multibanco Machine. Em Actualização. Dirigir-se ao Multibanco mais Próximo Did you know? In Portugal you can do the following transactions at the ATM (Multibanco): ● Set-up and cancel direct debits ● Pay utility bills and taxes ● Recharge the credit on your mobile phone ● Pay for concert tickets, plane, bus and train tickets ● Pay motorway tolls

Writing a cheque Writing a cheque in Portugal may be slightly different to the way you are used to. In Portugal, cheques are only valid for three months after being written, so make sure you cash any cheques given to you within this period.

Pague por este cheque EUROS

Write the location of where you are physically writing the cheque, e.g. the bank branch or city

Local de Emissão

Assinatura(s) Your signature comes here.

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Write who the cheque is payable to here.

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Write the amount in words here.

à quantia de -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Interbancaria

Número de Conta

Número de Cheque

These boxes at the bottom of the cheque are for bank use only.

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The date order is Year, Month, Day

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IWP

Activities

Please note that IWP Members and their guests attending any event or activity do so entirely at their own risk. All participants should be aware of the safety issues.

Choir anybody? I have had enquiries from members who would like to join an English speaking choir. Does anyone know of such a choir in the Lisbon area, or know of a choirmaster who would be able to lead such a group? Please contact activities@iwponline.org if you can help with this request, or are interested in joining a choir.

Arts&Crafts Arraiolos Tuesdays, 10:00 - 12:00. The art of Arraiolos is unique to Portugal. Learn the craftsmanship of making handmade carpets. We meet in St. Paul's Church in Estoril every week. There is a small fee to cover the cost of the church hall and refreshments. For more information, please send an email to activities@iwponline.org Art for Enjoyment Thursdays, 14:00 - 17:00. The sessions are facilitated by Heather Taylor and held in her rooftop studio in Monte Estoril with room for five members. These afternoons are not for formal teaching but for everyone to experiment with ideas and painting materials. Books and other inspirational resources are available. Members are asked to bring their own materials. Please contact Heather to book your place and receive information about what to bring. A suggestion list can be emailed to you on request. There is a charge of â&#x201A;Ź5 for studio use and refreshments. For more information, please send an email to activities@iwponline.org Drawing Group As we have writer's and reader' groups, I thought a drawing group might be a welcome addition for those of us with itchy fingers. We could meet monthly at each other's homes to have an informal drawing session. It would not be a class, but an opportunity to draw in a relaxed atmosphere and support each other in our work. The sessions could include still life, landscape and life drawing if we are able to find willing models. For more information, please send an email to activities@iwponline.org.

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Knit and 'natter Tuesdays, 10:00 - 12:00. Come knit with us at St. Paul's Church in Estoril every week! There is a small fee to cover the cost of the church hall and refreshments. For more information, please send an email to activities@iwponline.org

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Patchwork and Crafts Fridays, 11:00 - 15:00. Join a fun group of people who cut beautiful fabrics into little pieces and sew them back together again! Whether you do this already, or you want to learn how to make stunning quilts, you are invited to join us. Tea and cakes are served with tips from experienced quilters in our Quilt Bar. Cost is €5 per session if working on own projects. Taught workshops are charged extra depending on the topic. For more information, please send an email to activities@iwponline.org More information and photos at can be found at http://patchworkinportugal.blogspot.com/.

Books&Writing A Janela Get more involved in IWP by joining the A Janela Team. All members of the A Janela Team are volunteers. We get together once a month at a member´s house to discuss and piece together our club magazine. It´s great fun and you can be sure to gain many new skills as well as discover some hidden talents. Email us at ajanela@iwponline.org if you want to join the team or just attend a meeting, write an article, give suggestions, or need more information. Cascais Book Enthusiasts Avid readers and new members are welcome to join us one evening a month for a stimulating discussion on a book chosen by the group. For Group 1: For more information, please send an email to activities@iwponline.org For Group 2: For more information, please send an email to activities@iwponline.org Lisbon Book Club Join us one weekday per month for an easy going afternoon of book chat and catching up. For more information, please send an email to activities@iwponline.org Library Wednesday, 11:00 - 13:00. There are over 8000 books: paper, hardback, large print, a good supply of audio tapes, videos and books for children of all ages. The library is at ‘Vila Olivia”, Rua de Areia 154, Birre. On Library mornings there is a large sign on the fence showing exactly where it is. For more information, please send an email to activities@iwponline.org Creative Writers Meetings are held once a month at a member's home on a Saturday afternoon. We have a theme for each meeting. Each member brings copies to share with the others. The group is supportive and encouraging. After the meeting we have refreshments and conversation. Normally at the end, we choose a theme for the next meeting but are not obliged to keep to it. You can bring something else to share with us if you wish. Contact our activity co-ordinator at activities@iwponline.org if you want to join this group. Lisbon Writers Group The Lisbon Writers Group meets every third Tuesday of the month at 10:30 alternating in members houses. All writerly contributions, great or small, are very welcome! For more information, please send an email to activities@iwponline.org

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Business Business Owners' Network Are you a business owner? Are you thinking of starting a business here in Portugal? Would you like to meet with IWP members who are going through what you are going through? For more information, please send an email to activities@iwponline.org

Games&Card Games Bowling Night Come join us on the second Saturday evening of each month for a Bowling Night! This is a true friends and family event, so everyone is welcome. If you have some serious bowling skills, come show them off. If you do not really know how to bowl, come learn with the rest of us. For more information, please send an email to activities@iwponline.org Bridge Group We meet every Monday afternoon from 14:00 until 16:30 to play and improve our bridge. Several members of the group have recently learned to play the game but new members of all levels are welcome to join us. We meet in the homes of members of the group and the cost is €1 per session, except when we have a lesson when the cost is €5. For more information, please send an email to activities@iwponline.org If you have never played and are interested in learning bridge we can put you in touch with a teacher who runs reasonably priced and fun group lessons with a 50% discount exclusively for IWP members. Quiz Nights We are looking for Quizzers and Quizzes! A few IWP members and associate members (family members) have been taking part in organised quizzes (for charity and fun). It is great fun and a good way to meet new people! We would also be interested in anyone wanting to organise a Quiz for IWP and information about upcoming Quizzes. To join the group or to let us know of an upcoming quiz, please email activities@iwponline.org

Health&Fitness Enjoying Golf Mondays, 9:30 at Beloura Golf Club. If you want to play golf and have fun, this is your group. Our handicaps are between 36 and 28, but we are sure to improve! For more information, please send an email to activities@iwponline.org Golf - Beginners and Improvers Thursdays, 11:00 at Estoril Golf Club. If you are interested in learning golf or if you already play but want to improve your game then this friendly group is for you. Complete beginners are very welcome. We meet every week and work with a professional who teaches a group lesson for one hour. The fee is €100 for ten lessons and each week a bucket of golf balls costs €4. For more information, please send an email to activities@iwponline.org

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Mind Body Spirit We meet once a fortnight, Mondays at 15:00 at one of the members´ houses and inform everyone by email. We discuss issues regarding the mind, body and spirit. Each session will have a theme and we discover and rediscover old and new ways of dealing with life. These may include inspirations from a book, personal experiences, or the topic of the moment. For more information, please send an email to activities@iwponline.org Sailing Lisbon International Sailing Club www.lisbonisc.org offers racing and cruising opportunities for sailors of all nationalities. For more information, please send an email to activities@iwponline.org Sintra walks Friday, 10:30. Over hill, over dale, rain or shine we hit the trail! Come and join us for stimulating walks through the Sintra mountains and along the coast. Meet new friends and enjoy spectacular scenery while exercising. You should be fit enough to walk for 2-3 hours at a reasonable pace, mostly off road, along trails that can include steep slopes and slippery and uneven terrain. Suitable footwear and clothing is recommended. Walks are done at your own risk. For more information, please send an email to activities@iwponline.org Tennis Intermediate Wednesdays, 9:00 - 11:00. We play ladies doubles tennis at the Estoril tennis club every week for two hours. It is a friendly, welcoming group and new members are always welcome. The fee is €7 for two hours. For more information, please send an email to activities@iwponline.org

Language&Culture Lisbon Descobridoras (Discoverers) Join us for monthly excursions in the Lisbon area including museums, walks, and tours. For more information, please send an email to activities@iwponline.org São Carlos Opera Theatre Group If you are interested in promotional tickets for open rehearsals and other activities at São Carlos opera theatre, please register your interest with activities@iwponline.org English Conversation - Advanced Mondays, 10:00 - 12:00. This lively conversation group will give you an opportunity to practice your English as well as involve you in some great discussions. For more information, please send an email to activities@iwponline.org English Conversation - Improvers (Group 1) Wednesdays, 10:30 - 12:15. An opportunity to improve your English through general and fun conversation and discussion with guidance on grammar and vocabulary. For more information, please send an email to activities@iwponline.org

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English Conversation - Improvers (Group 2) Tuesdays, 11:00 - 12:30. Meet new friends and have fun with Jackie for general conversation, new vocabulary, and a few grammar tips. For more information, please send an email to activities@iwponline.org French Conversation Wednesdays, 14:00 - 15:30. Come and join a friendly group trying to remember the French they once knew. You’ll get a medley of information (in French) on various topics, lots of media gossip, bits on current affairs, and occasional grammar tips. Come and meet the challenge! For more information, please send an email to activities@iwponline.org Beginner´s French Wednesdays, 11:30 - 13:00. If you had French classes a long time ago or if you never had any but would like to know the basics...this class is for you. Don´t worry, I will not cram grammar rules down your throat. I will teach you how to order in a restaurant (and know what you are ordering). I will help you make hotel reservation, find your way into a French city etc. Above all, we will do this with a lot of laughter and good humour. For more information, please send an email to activities@iwponline.org Italian Practice for Beginners Every Wednesday, 10:15 - 12:00 in São Pedro do Estoril. If you like Italy, the food, the language and culture but you never studied Italian before, come and practice Italian in an informal atmosphere and have some fun! You'll learn to use the language to communicate at a beginner and elementary level. Reading and conversation about various topics will be included! For more information, please send an email to activities@iwponline.org Portuguese Beginner Conversation in Cascais Tuesdays, 14:00 - 15:00. These are not lessons. The sessions will help you to understand basic conversational Portuguese and how to get by in common situations. For more information, please send an email to activities@iwponline.org Portuguese Conversation Intermediate Thursdays, 10:30 - 12:00 in Estoril. This is an Intermediate Portuguese conversation group for those who want to practice and improve their Portuguese. For more information, please send an email to activities@iwponline.org Portuguese Conversation in Lisbon Thursdays, 15:30. Informal sessions (not lessons) to help you understand Portuguese and make yourself understood at a basic level. For more information, please send an email to activities@iwponline.org

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Spanish Conversation Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays 14:30 - 16:30 (times and days are flexible). Spanish conversation in any subject from fashion, television and films to politics, current affairs and more, at any convenient location or Visiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home in Lisbon. For more information, please send an email to activities@iwponline.org

Mothers&Children Playgroup - Tuesday Tuesdays 10:00 - 12:00. We also organise other activities throughout the week such as softplay, walks, visits to the park or just a get together at each other's houses. It's a great way to build a network of other international mums and let your little ones have fun and play together. For more information, please send an email to activities@iwponline.org

Wining&Dining Cook, Eat 'n Chat Italian Wednesdays, from 11:00 IWP members can cook and eat delicious Italian recipes like homemade pasta dishes, Gnocchi, Risotto, Pizza ,Lasagna, Scaloppine and more in Lisa's kitchen situated near Casa da Guia in Cascais. Just send an email to activities@iwponline.org and we will send you back all the details of what everyone is cooking, when and where. Buon Appetito!

IWP Associate Activities We are aware of groups (some of which were originally IWP groups) that are attended by IWP members but are also open to non members. These groups sometimes make a commercial charge for the services of the group leader. In the interests of enriching the lives of IWP members, these groups are listed on the IWP Website at www.iwponline.org. IWP does not necessarily endorse these activities. If you know of any other activities that could be added to the list, please email the details to activities@iwponline.org

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Profile for International Women in Portugal

A Janela Autumn 2014  

International Women in Portugal (IWP) Club Magazine - Your Glimpse into IWP

A Janela Autumn 2014  

International Women in Portugal (IWP) Club Magazine - Your Glimpse into IWP

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