Arrifana Dreaming

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Arrifana Dreaming
The Vale da Telha are a relatively unknown but beautiful corner of the Algarve. We bought a dream house there to rent out for now and retire to later. This is the unfolding story of that journey.
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  • We're still painting.... 1 week ago At the end of our July ’16 holiday we left the house knowing we would not be back until November which felt an impossibly long gap of 18 weeks. As always, the first couple of weeks back in the UK and back in work were hard going. At the end of July, I had an interview for a new role and found...
  • Time to enjoy a little leisure at last... 3 weeks ago Back to July 16 to continue our story  - Despite the painting we had some time for leisure and Beth and I did a kayak trip out to the grottos from Lagos Marina. To be honest I spent so much time trying to keep stable and avoid crashing into the rocks or other kayaks that I decided I definitely...
  • Anniversary Three! 3 weeks ago  Aug 17 -  It seems like ages since I last blogged. I had to stop to cope with the fact that we had 6 months back in the UK without a visit and we have now not visited since the 2nd April. This was partly due to family stuff (all good) including the birth of a grandchild who we wanted to be...
  • The 'Paintathon' continues... 6 months ago July 16 – In July we were back for a 10 day stay, this time in the company of our daughter Beth. We flew in on Friday night and the house was not available until Saturday afternoon so we had booked a hotel in Loule. The Loule Jardim Hotel proved to be quite difficult to locate down narrow streets...
  • Never mind the meercat, spot the mongoose... 6 months ago April 2016…We arrived back at the end of April accompanied by our daughter Megan and our little granddaughter. Our plan was to paint the front garden wall and we thought this would not be too big a job so we would have some leisure with them. In the end, it turned out to be a bigger job than we...

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