Author Archives: Alyson and Dave Sheldrake

Painting my way around the Algarve

Many of you will know that Alyson is an artist that creates modern and bright acrylic paintings here in the Algarve – and having just completed her latest painting; and been asked lots of times where her inspiration comes from … Continue reading

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Shiny Chrome and Big Beards descend on Faro

We’ve heard lots about the Moto Clube Faro and their annual Motorcycle meeting in Faro, but we’ve never managed to get there yet! The main event is hosted in an open arena area on the outskirts Faro, complete with camping, … Continue reading

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300 Days of Sun – Book Review

We were recently contacted by the English author Deborah Lawrenson, and asked to review her latest book ‘300 Days of Sun’ which is set in Faro and Lisbon – we were happy to say yes; and once Alyson had sat … Continue reading

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The Candlelit market returns to Lagoa

This atmospheric event by candlelight is back – and highly recommended. The ‘Mercado de Culturas – à Luz das Velas’ or ‘Cultural Market by Candlelight’ is back in Lagoa until Sunday 10th July and it is well worth a visit … Continue reading

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Exploring the West Coast Beaches of the Algarve

We have a secret to share with you! When it all gets too hot and too much in the Algarve .. we sneak off in the car with a picnic and our cameras and we head west. The beaches on … Continue reading

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Triathlon in the Algarve

Last Saturday saw the Luz Triathlon take place and Dave was there to capture it for you; so we thought we would also find out more about the event from the organisers Tom Longhurst and John Hill. The first triathlon … Continue reading

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Portimão shops are coming back to life

We were recently asked to write an article for the in-flight magazine of easyJet airlines (so if you are flying with them soon – look out for us in the magazine in front of your seat!) and we chose to … Continue reading

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