Author Archives: Alyson and Dave Sheldrake

Finding a good accountant in the Algarve

Those of you that regularly read this blog will know that we have tried to be ‘legal’ here since we arrived, which includes being resident and having our respective businesses registered here so that we can pay tax and contribute … Continue reading

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Adopting a rescue dog in the Algarve

It would be fair to say that we have wanted a dog for a long while; we grew up with always having a dog as part of the family and adore the love and companionship they give you. There are so many … Continue reading

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Carnival Season in The Algarve

It seems to come around more quickly every year, yes it’s carnival time again on the Algarve. Yesterday I headed off to the town of Loulé in the central Algarve, which is reputed to have the best Carnival, done in the … Continue reading

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England U’17s Football in the Algarve

It’s not every day that you can say that you can literally walk to the end of your road and watch the England team play football! The International Algarve Cup takes place each year for under 17’s .. this year … Continue reading

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Anyone for Afternoon Tea?

Portugal is renowned for its coffee shops and cafés on every corner … so it was refreshing to find something different nestled on a side street in Portimão – a traditional tea room with a rather nice selection of cakes … Continue reading

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SOS Algarve Animals Sponsorship 2015

I am delighted to be able to inform you that for the whole of 2015 I will again be donating 10% of my profits from my Pet Portrait paintings to the wonderful SOS Algarve Animals Charity here on the Algarve. … Continue reading

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Culture in the Algarve

There are times, we admit, when we miss some of the culture and concerts that the UK has to offer. If a major band or singer is going to do a concert here in Portugal, invariably it will be in … Continue reading

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