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Having languished under a blanket of wet mist and mean drizzle for the past week or so and the blue sky Algarvian sky nowhere to be seen, Odiáxere Carnival passed through the town in the dry....

I’ve lived through over 40 years of winters in the Algarve and I don’t remember ever being as cold and miserable as during this one.

Of course other problems haven’t helped. If ever one has...

It is that time of year again when the pine processionary caterpillars are on the move. If you have pine trees on your land or if out on your walks you go anywhere near pine trees, you need to be...

Sue Parker welcomes the return of a fairy-tale favourite

Ignoring the example set by the early spring bulbs, whose fabulous fireworks displays light up our landscape, the...

Like the Algarve Resident, the Gazeta de Lagoa, a small local Portuguese newspaper, is also celebrating its 25th anniversary this year; but this is no ordinary newspaper’s office.

The...

We are not into February yet (at the time of writing) and already there are signs of spring. Walking in a valley behind the house the other morning I saw some petticoat narcissi in bloom, but not...

Sue Parker looks forward to Mother Nature’s annual miracle

Don’t we just love the springtime? So full of promise, it embodies our fondest hopes and highest expectations in life; but perhaps...

Five years later…

Doesn’t time fly? It seems like only yesterday that I first shared my thoughts with you about the difficulties I was experiencing in trying to learn Portuguese. Judging by your response, it...

Wild weather adds to climate confusion

The storms that battered Portugal’s entire coastline recently, plus extensive flooding in England, prolonged drought in California, extreme cold in north-eastern America and extreme heat in...

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