Tag Archives: Christmas

Santas and Pyjamas in the Sea!

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas now without the annual ‘ Swim for Shoes’ Charity Event at Armação de Pêra beach. Hosted by the wonderful Holiday Inn Algarve hotel, this event raises much needed funds for charity by asking people to come … Continue reading

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A very merry recycled Christmas

Everyone knows that Portimão is a cash-strapped council – so it was really nice to see that they decided to do something different this Christmas that didn’t cost the earth – literally! All of their decorations were made out of recycled … Continue reading

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Charity Christmas Cards

An unashamed plug here! They’re here! I am very proud to share these Christmas Cards with you – they are all printed and ready for you to purchase … and all the profits go straight to the SOS Algarve Animals … Continue reading

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The invitations are piling up – it must be Christmas!

It has been a busy time at Sheldrake Towers, and the mantelpiece has been full of shiny invitations to events. It might be a quiet time of year for tourism here on the Algarve, but there are still a lot … Continue reading

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N is for Nativity

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given” Isaiah 9:6 One of the traditional sights of Christmas in Portugal is the Nativity scene- and even in these days of austerity and recession, this enduring symbol … Continue reading

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When to visit the Algarve

“Everyone talks about the weather, but no-one does anything about it.” Mark Twain We are often asked ‘When’s the best time to visit the Algarve?’ – closely followed by ‘What’s the weather like?’ Having experienced every month of the year here, … Continue reading

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Feliz Natal!

To all my readers – new and old – across the world – thank you for your support and friendship. Here is my Christmas card to you all – just click on the image below – we have decided to … Continue reading

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The 12 days of Christmas – Portuguese style

“Christmas is taken very seriously in this household. I believe in Father Christmas, and there’s no way I’d do anything to undermine that belief” Carol Ann Duffy. We are often asked what Christmas in Portugal is like – and in … Continue reading

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