Author Archives: Alyson and Dave Sheldrake

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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Santas and Pyjamas in the Sea!

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas now without the annual ‘ Swim for Shoes’ Charity Event at Armação de Pêra beach. Hosted by the wonderful Holiday Inn Algarve hotel, this event raises much needed funds for charity by asking people to come … Continue reading

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2014 was a good year!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. It was a good year … and we’ve got lots of plans to make 2015 even more exciting! Here’s an excerpt: Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 … Continue reading

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