Category Archives: Algarve

The Algarve, Covid and the Air-Corridor

The beaches are almost empty, the sand is soft underfoot and the sky is a brilliant blue. A gentle breeze stirs the air as we walk along, enjoying the long stretch of sandy beach ahead of us, as the waves … Continue reading

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Martin’s Culinary School Carvoeiro

Peter and Susanna from Togofor-Homes real estate agency, recently ‘dared’ to take part in a cookery course from Martin’s Culinary Art School & Restaurant. Continue reading

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Living the Dream – The Book

Living the Dream – in the Algarve, Portugal. New book just released by Alyson Sheldrake. Available in paperback, Large Print Edition, and eBook version on Amazon. 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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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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Madrugada in the Algarve

The Madrugada Associação has provided palliative care and support to over 100 people and their loved ones in the Algarve since 2009. They are based in Praia da Luz, and they offer support throughout illness and beyond, to people in … Continue reading

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Algarve Art

New Website, Algarve Society of Artists and Algarve Art! Magazine Launched You might have been wondering what we have been up to lately as the blog has been a bit quieter than normal (sorry about that – normal service is … Continue reading

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Best Expat Blog Portugal Award

Well that was a nice surprise yesterday – we received an e-mail from MoneyTransferComparison.com letting us know that we had won their award of ‘Best Expat Blog – Portugal’ for 2017! Here’s what they posted about our award: Well how nice is … Continue reading

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REFOOD Volunteering

This is a guest article by Christine Holmes, supporting the REFOOD Programme here in the Algarve. Why would you not? Volunteer that is!  It’s all a big plus as far as I’m concerned and I’ve been doing it for 20 … Continue reading

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The White Storks are nesting

The magnificent sight of a White Stork in full flight is one of the most amazing sights for us here in the Algarve. Although we know a little about these beautiful birds, who are believed to bring good luck and … Continue reading

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