Author Archives: Alyson and Dave Sheldrake

A Cultural market lit with candles

On Sunday night we managed to make it to the last night of the Mercado de Culturas à Luz das Velas in Lagoa. This year’s theme was the Jewish Sephardic culture and the advertising claimed that 10,000 candles were going to be … Continue reading

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Eating out on a budget in the Algarve

One of the nice things about living here in the Algarve is being able to sit outside in the sunshine and enjoy a leisurely meal in a pretty restaurant, savouring good quality, simple and tasty food. Some careful planning can … Continue reading

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Where to buy a property in the Algarve

The Algarve has a wide range of different properties for sale and it can be very easy to walk into an estate agents and be swayed into buying a property very quickly – especially if you are on holiday here … Continue reading

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The 10th International Algarve Fair comes to town

This year sees the 10th International Algarve Fair to be staged at the Fatacil ground in Lagoa, and it is on this weekend – the 6th and 7th June from 11am – 7pm. Tickets cost only 3.50e for adults and … Continue reading

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Coffee in Portugal

Coffee in Portugal is taken very seriously and you will find a café on almost every street. It’s a place to meet friends at any time of the day or evening, have a break from work, or just relax and … Continue reading

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Lota Cool Market in Portimão

It’s the second time this market has been launched in Portimão – and this time we managed to make it! The market focuses on contemporary handicrafts, arts and crafts, local small shops and gourmet products. There is plenty of street … Continue reading

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Virtually Ascot – it’s virtually here!

The 20th June should be a date in your diary! The first in a new theme for the Algarve, ‘Virtually There’ events will let you experience an event as if you were there! Ladies Day at Ascot is a traditionally … Continue reading

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