SUSTAINABLE, ‘ECO’ FRIENDLY LIVING, WITH BADLY BEHAVED GUESTS?

We’ve got some new guests with us at the moment. They were invited on the basis that they would contribute to the Quinta, either by providing food or by working on the land. We spent a considerable time preparing the accommodation for their arrival, which also involved some expense, which …

RIPPING YARNS OF PUBLIC & Consumer Service PORTUGUESE Style

In our early days in the Algarve, along with friends, we visited the Piri Piri*, a typically Portuguese restaurant in Quarteira. We mistakenly thought it was a comedy club cum restaurant, firstly by the words over the door, mentioning ‘comida tradicional’** and then by the laughable service from the waiters. …

Health & Fitness – Exercise for the Over 50’s

Being involved in walking football at Browns Leisure & Sports Club in Vilamoura, has become a major factor in settling into Portugal and  also improving my health and fitness. Take a look at the following videos and you might understand why. Fitness for Over 50’s Part 1 introduces some of the …

ALGARVE ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE & … BARBERSHOP

Like any country, Portugal, and particularly the Algarve region, offers a real mix of cultural festas (Festivals), traditions and events. These traditions are a result of Portugal’s historical influences over many centuries. Festivals include the Paderne Mediaeval Festival and Loulé Festival What of Portugal’s more recent history, from post revolution 1976 to …