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In June 2015, I quite unwillingly became a member of a very large club, called Widowhood. It isn’t very exclusive; in fact anyone can join at any time and often without any prior notice. There is...

Whenever I go to Mãos de Ajuda second-hand shop, I am impressed by the apparent happiness of the staff. Their smiles are for each other and for their customers. What is their secret? Many of them...

Dear Editor,

I would like to send you a picture of the ugliest “Christmas tree” ever, recently erected by the câmara municipal on the central square of São Brás de Alportel.

Charles...

Dear Editor,

I do not often write to the Algarve Resident, but there are two letters and one article in the edition of November 23 that have prompted me to write.

The letters are...

Dear Editor,

After the long dry summer, the lagoon at Garrão in front of Dunas Douradas Beach Club is nearly dry. This is a natural condition, however; the lagoon is no longer in its...

Dear Editor,

I and my family built a small house 23 years ago in the Eastern Algarve. As my wife and I are retired, we have holidays there that add up to five months a year.

Now I...

As Christmas approaches, many people will be booking their flights back to their home countries, but not my family as inexplicably some of us have developed a fear of flying despite having flown...

Not everywhere, but certainly in the Algarve, November is an excellent month to play golf. The two main reasons are that many, but definitely not all, tourists have stopped booking up all the tee...

‘Tis the season to...
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Judging by the ever-present crowds of shoppers in the streets of London, it is difficult to imagine that the retail sector is experiencing any...

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