Author Archives: Alyson and Dave Sheldrake

Taking a Break

Well we have been busy! Moving house is not for the faint-hearted out here – but we are delighted with our move to the beautiful, unspoilt and peaceful west coast … and with beaches like this on our doorstep .. … Continue reading

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Moving House

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Safe Village – Safe People

The “Safe Village – Safe People” programme has been launched which outlines self-protection measures for the population in the event of a rural fire affecting people and their homes. Following a recent meeting between Safe Communities Portugal (SCP) and the … Continue reading

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Kat the Dog at the vets

For those of you that know us well – you will know that we adopted a little rescue dog over three years ago now. Kat is a Spanish Water Dog; she is a beautiful sweet girl, and she is a … Continue reading

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10 Facts about the Carnation Revolution you may not know

The 25th April is a national holiday, also known as ‘Freedom Day’ (Portuguese:’Dia da Liberdade‘)   On the 25th April 1974 what initially began as a military coup to overthrow the Estado Novo (‘New State’) regime, was supported by an … Continue reading

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10 Year Permanent Residency

Can it really be five years ago that we blogged about gaining our 5 year Certificado de Registo?! – see this post – R is for Residency – for more information about that process, as if you are a national … Continue reading

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Loulé Carnival 2018

The Oldest Carnival in the country – and surely the best! Loulé Carnival is back in town and it is as vibrant and colourful and lively as ever. This year the dates were moved to the Sunday, Monday and Tuesday … Continue reading

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