Category Archives: Shopping

Organic Produce in the Park

Following on from our recent blog post about Yarn Bombing in Portimão in the small but pretty Largo December 1 gardens in Portimão, we were contacted about an organic produce market that takes place there every Saturday from 9.30 to … Continue reading

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Charity Fruit

The Algarve has been busy collecting fruit! The supermarket chain Lidl’s have been offering stickers in return for shopping – which can then be exchanged for some rather charming and cuddly fruit toys. The offer ends today Wednesday 26th February … Continue reading

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Loulé Market – Part 2

If you missed the first part of this post you can read it here – Don’t miss the market at Loulé So having left you all to go for a quick coffee and a sneaky pastel de nata – we’re … Continue reading

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Blaze destroys Algarve Shopping Centre

“The most tangible of all visible mysteries – fire.” Leigh Hunt Sunday 23rd September 2012 was a terrible day for local businesses – an horrific blaze at the Portimão retail park left 7 large business premises destroyed – and more … Continue reading

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The Cost of Shopping

“Ever consider what pets must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul – chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we’re the greatest hunters on earth!” Anne Tyler … Continue reading

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I is for Iceland…

And other supermarkets…  “I never make a trip to the United States without visiting a supermarket. To me they are more fascinating than any fashion salon” Wallis Simpson Well, we’re not quite America that’s for sure! But the Algarve does … Continue reading

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The 7 day holiday guide to the Algarve

“A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours” John B. Priestly. We have had friends and family staying with us in recent weeks, and it is a time of exploring the area … Continue reading

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How much does it cost?

“Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery” Charles Dickens I thought it might be useful to try to address a question which we found … Continue reading

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Shopping in the Algarve

“We used to build civilizations.  Now we build shopping malls.”  Bill Bryson “Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.” Bo Derek Shopping over here is much more of an adventure, particularly with lots of … Continue reading

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