Author Archives: Alyson and Dave Sheldrake

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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Heading into the Alentejo countryside

Although we love the beaches and villages of the Algarve, it’s always fun to explore new places too – and we have been meaning to explore the Alentejo area above the Algarve for some time – drawn by the open … Continue reading

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Storm Surge hits the Algarve

Monday was quite a scary day – with the bad weather which was affecting parts of the UK also hitting the west coast of Portugal. The initial weather warning was a red alert for the western side of Portugal from … Continue reading

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The invitations are piling up – it must be Christmas!

It has been a busy time at Sheldrake Towers, and the mantelpiece has been full of shiny invitations to events. It might be a quiet time of year for tourism here on the Algarve, but there are still a lot … Continue reading

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Our top 10 beaches of the Algarve

The Algarve is known for its stunning coastline and beautiful beaches – and we have enjoyed exploring so many of them over the years. We also enjoy sneaking our way up onto the West Coast around Aljezur as well – … Continue reading

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Life in the Algarve Survey – Meravista

What’s life like for you in the Algarve? Complete Meravista’s survey today and you could win a case of wine. If you’re an expat living in the Algarve, then Meravista would love to hear from you! Meravista, one of the … Continue reading

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