The health service I find is very good and should not be criticised. On the other hand CTT is a shambles and I feel that the criticism is mild. 5 weeks for packets from the UK. 10 days for letters from the UK. A packet from the USA arrived from the USA into Lisbon on the 14/4/21 and has still not been delivered on the 28/4/20. Newspaper (TPN) delivered on Mon or Tues when it is due on Friday. No one has said that the Portuguese are backward, but some of the old state companies are in need of a lifeline.

M Shaw, Vales, By email