Author Archives: Alyson and Dave Sheldrake

The Magic of the Christmas Presépio

There is something magical about the traditional Presépio here in Portugal – and aside from all of the major ones that abound in the towns and cities .. we were astonished and delighted to visit the tiny village of Alferce, near … Continue reading

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Living Statues in Lagoa

We were delighted to see the Living Statues in Lagoa advertised again, as we really enjoyed this event last year – it’s the chance to see something different for Christmas. This year we only managed to visit during the Friday … Continue reading

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Christmas is coming to a market near you!

It’s time for the Christmas markets to begin .. time to dust off the tinsel, unpack the shiny gifts and wonderful home-made crafts and products .. and set up a stall at one of the many fairs that are advertised … Continue reading

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Swopping Plants and Seeds has never been such fun!

The first Plants and Seeds Exchange of the Algarve – 1 Encontro de Troca de Plantas e Sementes do Algarve – took place last Saturday and it was a marvellous event. We had been happy to help in a small … Continue reading

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Feira de São Martinho in Portimão

The Parque de Feiras e Exposições in Portimão is once again the setting for the annual Feira de São Martinho, which is apparently the oldest fair of its kind in Portimão, dating back to 1662. We blogged about this fair last year – … Continue reading

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The local Magusto Fair in Alferce

We have a bit of a joke running with friends who took us to visit the quaint village of Alferce near Monchique … that no-one actually lives there! It’s a tiny village, with a population, according to Wiki, of 441 people in … Continue reading

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SisterMAG in the Monchique

If you were in Monchique recently – and saw a film crew, camera crew and a cute little black dog sampling the local culinary delights .. that was probably us entertaining the delightful crew from the German magazine sisterMAG We … Continue reading

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