Tag Archives: Sunshine

Odeceixe Delight

We are continuing with our theme of sharing some real gems and hidden places with you. This is one of our favourite places to go and hide when the Algarve gets really busy, or the sun gets too hot for … Continue reading

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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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Keeping cool on a hot day in the Monchique

The temperature here has been soaring lately – it’s regularly 32 – 34 degrees – and it’s only the beginning of May! Sometimes it can be nice to go and lie on a beach and enjoy the sun – but … Continue reading

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Sunsets across the harbour

“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.” Jo Walton One of the things we love about Portugal is obviously the fantastic weather – right now we are in … Continue reading

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2012 in words and pictures

Well – where did 2012 disappear to? It seems to have gone so quickly! It seems an opportune time to sit down and have a quick review of 2012 – with a little help from WordPress too! So I thought … 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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A is for the Algarve

“In August most of Europe goes on holiday” Tony Visconti  Sometimes it feels like every day is an August day in the Algarve! In the start of this new series of articles ‘my personal A ~ Z of Portugal’ how … 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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