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Gerry McCann's Blog - Highlights

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Post by Verdi on 06.09.18 0:21

ooops It was here on Hobs' blog..

In this case, the mccanns had used the twins as photo opportunities to portray their innocence and new found parenting skills, especially after being told the twins were no longer welcomed at the creche and now the mccanns had to rely on friends and relatives to babysit whilst they went swanning off around the world.

https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t15494-hobs-the-mccanns-social-workers-and-coming-of-age

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Re: Gerry McCann's Blog - Highlights

Post by Hobs on 06.09.18 4:43

@Verdi wrote:Earlier when I was browsing I saw somewhere it said that the twins were no longer welcome at the creche confused

I'll see if I can find it.


HI Verdi

from here:


Last updated at 17:33 10 August 2007


The parents of Madeleine McCann have been forced to stop taking their two-year-old twins to a local creche to avoid 'upsetting' other holidaymakers, they revealed today.
The anguished parents of missing Madeleine were dealt this latest blow after it was revealed that locals call them "those bloody McCanns."
Matters reached crisis point when Madeleine's mother Kate could not get out of the Mark Warner Ocean Club with twins Sean and Amelie, because of a media scrum.
The crush at the doors to the creche led to the British holiday company asking the McCanns to stay away.

The couple have now withdrawn their children from the childcare facility.
Kate said helplessly: "We are trapped. What can we do?"
The couple are clearly hurt that their children have been effectively barred from the creche, but they, as always, have tried to be pragmatic.
Gerry, 39, said: "It has impacted on other holidaymakers."
"It is not considerate to other people's children and people were getting upset.
"They have paid a lot of money to come to a lovely resort with their children."
He went on: "Mark Warner has been incredibly supportive of us throughout but they have come under a bit of pressure and we agreed not to go for a while.
"They offered us alternative arrangements, but we haven't taken them up yet."

The McCanns have been trying desperately hard to maintain a normal routine for their twins - and taking them to the creche each day was part of this.
The villa where the couple are staying with the twins, on the outskirts of the holiday resort of Praia da Luz, is now home to an encampment of Portugese photographers and TV crews.
Because of the "huge gaggle" of media outside the family's new accommodation there were concerns about photographers and film crews taking pictures of the twins and disturbing holidaymakers at the creche.
A spokesman for Mark Warner said: "The actual decision was made by the local manager and the McCanns that it would be best for both sides if they didn't use the creche until this intense focus moves away from them."
The 100th day since little Madeleine disappeared will be marked in Britain tomorrow by events, prayers and pledges of support for the Madeleine campaign from sportsmen, including Jonny Wilkinson, Frankie Dettori and Everton Football Club.
But in Praia da Luz, the McCanns will spend the day "quietly", only emerging to attend a special church service in the resort.
Madeleine disappeared on May 3 after Mr and Mrs McCann left their three children asleep in their apartment while they ate with friends at a nearby tapas restaurant.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-474420/Madeleines-parents-forced-twins-creche-avoid-upsetting-holidaymakers.html


With all the relatives and friends traipsing over to PDL to allegedly help with the search for Maddie, why did the mccanns continue to use the creche daily for what was essentially babysitting?
We know the mccanns did not search, even on the first night as per kate's admission.
We know the mccanns and tapas 7 never physically searched, with the tapas 7 making a run for it with a shortish period of time.
We know neither the relatives nor the friends physically searched for Maddie, instead their free vacation, i mean time was spent lolling around the pool, having a family birthday party for the guest of honor, Maddie who was, it seemed temporarily (according the the mccanns) and permanently according to the rest of unable to appear in person.

With all these friends and relatives piling in, no one seems to have done anything of use to the search.
We saw police, emergency workers, volunteer locals and ex pats and even holiday makers all out in the sun and heat looking for a missing little girl whilst  the relatives and friends lolled around getting a tan, free food and drink and admiring kate and gerry on the times on their runs, 19 mins to get to the top of the hill.

Even their statement about the creche was patronizing. the mccanns gracefull aagreeing to remove the twins from the creche so as not to disturb other guests.

what i suspect really happened was the management demanding something be done to get the parents away from the club because of the bad publicity plus the fact that they were not searching, they had friends and relatives getting free vacations and the abduction story was blatantly untrue.
The mccanns were as popular as ebola in a holiday camp.

The mccanns however would be pissed because it meant they or one of their group were now stuck having to babysit the twins meaning that someone at some point was going to have to give up a couple of hours tennis, jogging or lounging round the pool and instead had to care  for twin toddlers, this was b not helped that whoever was looking after the twins would be under the media spotlight so they had to show responsible parenting which for a couple of them at least was a first.

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Re: Gerry McCann's Blog - Highlights

Post by sar on 06.09.18 10:51

@Verdi wrote: Day 111:  Wednesday  - 22nd August 2007

I had another early morning drive to the airport- I could almost do it with my eyes shut. After dropping the kids off we had some photos taken with the results of a survey of UK and European parliament MP’s. The survey results, commissioned by the find Madeleine campaign, will be published tomorrow and demonstrate strong support for changes in European legislation following Madeleine’s abduction.

Kate is keen to get in touch with a very nice mum, who she spoke with at the toddler pool in the Ocean Club on Sunday 3rd June. She is sure you will remember the conversation and Kate would be grateful if you could get in touch at with her at campaign@findmadeleine.com
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Gerald McCann just adores a photoshoot doesn't he?

Coincidentally (or not as the case may be) this was written around the time the tide was turning against the McCanns.  By this time of course it was well and truly established, sorry proven, that Madeleine was not abducted.  Flying in the face of adversity springs to mind.

Woof!  Woof!

Best form of attack is defence?
wonder who the very nice mum was, must have been lovely.

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Post by sar on 06.09.18 10:57

"Mark Warner has been incredibly supportive of us throughout" 

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Re: Gerry McCann's Blog - Highlights

Post by Verdi on 06.09.18 11:53

Kate is keen to get in touch with a very nice mum, who she spoke with at the toddler pool in the Ocean Club on Sunday 3rd June. She is sure you will remember the conversation and Kate would be grateful if you could get in touch at with her at campaign@findmadeleine.com

Odd thing about that little statement is Gerry McCann's assumption that people, in this particular case the 'very nice mum', might be reading his blog.

Short of family, friends and colleagues old and new, I doubt anyone had ever heard of Gerry McCann, let alone be reading his blog.  Did non-entities like Gerry McCann blog in those days or did he set it up for a specific purpose?

Just a thought think .

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Post by Verdi on 06.09.18 12:00


Thankee Hobs hat .  That useful little article deserves pride of place on the 'Media Mayhem' thread - I'm on the case thumbsup .

Funny it took three months before anyone realised innit?

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Post by Verdi on 06.09.18 15:57


Day 92: 3rd August 2007


It is exactly 3 months since Madeleine was abducted. Kate and I had an early start as we drove to Huelva, 50Km over the border from Portugal in Southern Spain. We were meant to go yesterday but had to cancel because I was ill.

Unfortunately it was a public holiday in Huelva and the large shopping centre we planned to visit was closed. We did distribute posters in several garages, taxi ranks and the bus and train stations and gave out some Madeleine wristbands. This was definitely a worthwhile exercise, as many people did not seemingly recognise Madeleine but we did get a very warm response from the Spanish people we met. We would encourage everyone to continue taking posters on holiday but please ask permission before putting them up in public places.

When we arrived back in Praia da Luz we did a couple of media interviews to building up to August 11th, which will mark 100 days if Madeleine is still missing.

There will be a lot of media activity next week reviewing Madeleine's abduction, the investigation and of course the campaign to help find her.
It is an opportunity to highlight that we have not given up hope and are still optimistic of being reunited with Madeleine.

Tonight we prayed for Madeleine at a vigil in the church. This has happened every Friday since Madeleines abduction and was very well attended tonight, probably due to the greater number of tourists in the resort

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Post by willowthewisp on 06.09.18 16:32

Hi Verdi,according to Kate's book,uncle Brian arrived on 2 August 2007 along with Jon Corner,Kate got a Mobile call whilst dropping twins at "Creche facilities" the Portugal PJ wish to examine the Renault Senic at 10.00AM.

Perhaps that clears up the "Virus,illness"as per Huelva Trip August 3 2007,that occurred on August 2?

Within 38 days,they all hop on board an Easy Jet flight to West Midlands Airport,10/11 September 2007, with special officers assistance from Leicestershire Police force,back to dodge!
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Post by Verdi on 06.09.18 21:59

prisoner notme shark fly window : exalt

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Post by tiki on 09.09.18 13:47

I would imagine that none of TM are welcome in Portugal after the trouble they've caused, yet Kate says she goes back every year.  She must have a very thick skin because she must get recognised, after all they are celebrities now.
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Post by Verdi on 15.09.18 21:53

Day 37: 9th June 2007

Kate and I had a slightly busier day on the media front than expected. We did a short press interview for the Irish Sunday papers, mainly to thank the Irish for their fantastic level of support. We followed that with one for the British Sundays which is likely to be the last one we do for a while. We talked about our pain of not having having Madeleine for such a long time and for our need to grieve, which occurs mainly in private. We also talked about how after Morocco we will have to spend some time reflecting both emotionally, and also how best the campaign can be taken forward. What we want to ensure is that the campaign has a psoitive effect on finding Madeleine.

After this we headed down to Sagres which is the very most southwestern tip of Portugal. There is a very nice beach and we had lunch with the family.

After returning from the beach we did the Irish version of Crimewatch-‘Crimecall’. There are a lot of Irish tourists in and around Praia da Luz and although the awareness of Madeleine’s disappearance in Ireland is extremely high, we want to ensure that everyone is aware of the appeal and we want the Irish public to come forward with photographs of people who they do not know who were in and around Praia da Luz in the 2 weeks leading up to the 3rd May. The address to upload photographs is: to www.madeleine.ceopupload.com . We have also asked for people to contact their local police if they have seen a man matching the description of the suspect carrying a child seen around the time of Madeleine’s abduction. He is 30-40 years, 1.70-1.80m (5’7”-11”), caucasian and was wearing a dark jacket, beige or mustard coloured trousers with dark shoes. No major news on the investigation front- we still believe it is just a single phone call away.

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