Gerry McCann indicated in his blog on Tuesday 29 May, 2008 that the children were difficult to get to sleep as early as 7:30pm. He wrote;
It has been very difficult to leave Sean and Amelie but it is only for one nght and we will be back to see them before bedtime tomorrow. Trish and Sandy (Madeleine’s Godparents) who have been with us in Portugal since Day 2 are looking after them and we were surprised to hear they were tucked up in bed by 7.30pm– they must like their new beds!
- It seems reasonable to assume from this description that 7:30pm was not the normal bedtime for the children.
- It seems reasonable to assume that the children normally went to bed later than 7:30pm.
Sandra Felgueiras interviewed the McCanns around the one year anniversary of her disappearance. Listen to the audio with the player below. At around 3:00 minutes, Gerry McCann says;
…our children were asleep by 7:30 and that’s normal. We were dining…7:30 and that’s normal for us…and Madeleine was exhausted…Our children would go to bed seven…seven thirty.
Gerry emphasises that 7 or 7:30pm is the normal bedtime. Why then did Gerry comment in his blog that he was surprised to hear the twins went to bed by this time?
Liars need to be consistent with their stories. Clearly in this case, Mr McCann was not consistent.