Author Archives: Alyson and Dave Sheldrake

Coronavirus Covid – 19 in the Algarve

We have had lots of people contact us (thank you!) asking if we are ok … we are fine, we have chosen to self-isolate and look after each other (and Kat the dog) for the next couple of weeks and … Continue reading

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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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