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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  • Full English Breakfast with a view 3 years ago Tuesday 2nd– Our property manager and the trusty builder we have used for all our work arrived at 10am to discuss a project for the winter which will improve the layout of our very open plan living room and create more wall space for storage. We had had a very good summer season and had retained...
  • Go West where the skies are blue... 3 years ago Solar Boat trip on the Ria FormosaSunday 30thSeptember – After 15 weeks of continuous summer season rentals we were finally back. We had initially been concerned that last winter’s price increases would dent our occupancy rates but we needn’t have worried as a loss of a few days at the edges...
  • A Cliff Top Walk, Wild Boar and Pig Cheeks.... 3 years ago Thursday 14thJune  – For our last full day I had suggested to Beth that we walk from our house along the cliffs to Arrifana. It was a bright, clear blue-sky morning but not too hot. This stunning walk makes my spirits soar and it always takes longer than I expect. With sand underfoot the first...
  • Of Parasols and Pottery... 3 years ago Wednesday 13thJune – We had been expecting blue skies but the day dawned overcast again. Back in the UK it was our little grandson’s first birthday which we were sorry to miss. I had been present at his birth and memories of that day reawakened. The work on the house next door but one house had...
  • Shopping Tips and a Stunning Sunset 3 years ago Tuesday 12thJune – For the first time since the new mosquito nets were installed, I was disturbed by a mozzie in the bedroom overnight. So, the screens are working but they can still get in somehow. Perhaps they sneakily stow away in the day when doors are open. I had started to collect jars... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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