Author Archives: Alyson and Dave Sheldrake

Shopping at the Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Market Stalls

It’s our favourite time of year again! The Silves Medieval Fair is in town and the beautiful city of Silves has been transformed: We have blogged about this wonderful extravaganza for several years – here’s last year’s post Spectacular Medieval … Continue reading

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Classic Cars in the Algarve

As is often the way in the Algarve, you happen to stumble upon something that you haven’t seen advertised anywhere! This was the case for us last Thursday when we went up to Monchique for an afternoon stroll and found … Continue reading

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Organic Produce in the Park

Following on from our recent blog post about Yarn Bombing in Portimão in the small but pretty Largo December 1 gardens in Portimão, we were contacted about an organic produce market that takes place there every Saturday from 9.30 to … Continue reading

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Keeping cool on a hot day in the Monchique

The temperature here has been soaring lately – it’s regularly 32 – 34 degrees – and it’s only the beginning of May! Sometimes it can be nice to go and lie on a beach and enjoy the sun – but … Continue reading

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Yarn Bombing in Portimão

We’ve been meaning to head over to the garden ‘Largo December 1′ in Portimão – it’s the one in front of the municipal theatre – to have  better look at the ‘Yarn-bombing’ that took place on the 21st March to … Continue reading

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Gordon Ramsay wants to Help Brits in The Algarve!

An exciting new TV programme is being launched – and restaurants in the Algarve could benefit! The BAFTA-winning producers of Channel 4’s Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, is producing a brand new series to help struggling British owned-restaurants, hotels and B&Bs throughout … Continue reading

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Faro Old Town

We have previously blogged about the delights of Faro, with its many churches, museums, monuments and shops – which you can read about here – Don’t rush away from Faro This time, after dropping off a friend at the airport, … Continue reading

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Charity Fruit

The Algarve has been busy collecting fruit! The supermarket chain Lidl’s have been offering stickers in return for shopping – which can then be exchanged for some rather charming and cuddly fruit toys. The offer ends today Wednesday 26th February … Continue reading

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Bela Vista – house for sale!

Bela Vista – Ferragudo  4/5 bed townhouse for sale 245,000€ Would you like to wake up to this view? Then you can! Our well maintained large 4/5 bedroom townhouse with stunning views over the Arade river and Portimão to the … Continue reading

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Energy Certificates in Portugal

We are about to enter uncharted waters for us here in the Algarve and advertise our house for sale – but don’t worry – we are intending to stay living here – and Algarve Blog will still be here! But … Continue reading

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