Tag Archives: cost of living

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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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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E is for Economy

“Money is the barometer of a society’s virtue” Ayn Rand I am no Economist – so please don’t expect this to be an in-depth serious economical or political debate! There has been so much written and spoken about the current … 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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