adventures on arrival

just in time for the inaugural world festival of brown they have started digging up the viana-perre road, (initiating a traffic crisis even greater than that endemic to portugal) in order to install a sewerage system.

brown enough?

we hope not......


the great sabine portela was detained at customs attempting to leave the u.k. in possession of two hard-boiled eggs concealed in her hand luggage.

after extensive negotiations she was permitted to pass through in order to stand on a bus for 20 minutes. reports suggest that she travelled further by coach than by air on her return to portugal, where she was eventually greeted by the usual tearful deputation.


rumours suggest that peter pick has also arrived in portugal. he is making the usual fuss about his accommodation and the number of readings and performances he is expected to do, his position on the billing and publicity material and so-on.