A bit of history about this blog – My husband and I first discovered the wonderful Portuguese approach to food and life in 2004 on Madeira. After many Madeirian holidays, we decided in 2013 it was about time we discovered mainland Portugal.  Looking for Winter sunshine, nature on the doorstep and good public transport which was also away from the main tourist areas led us to the east Algarve. After a few repeat visits I realised that I was taking so many photographs of this beautiful region that I could never fit them all in a photobook and as I did not want to stop taking photographs, I decided the only solution was to have a Portuguese blog!

Our Portuguese base – We have found Olhão a great base for touring the Algarve and southern Alentejo. It is also an easy train ride to Lisbon. We’ll probably be living elsewhere in winter 2016/17 as we plan trips north. So watch this space! For now though if you are in the Algarve do visit Olhão. There are wonderful restaurants in the town, it probably has the best fish market around and there is excellent bird watching just a few minutes walk from the centre.

Finding Out More – If you like my photographs I also keep another blog for photo challenges and random things, it is called Life of a 40 Something.  And if you are have got this far on this page then you are probably here because you are planning to shortly visit or are already in the Algarve. Congratulations on making a brilliant decision! Now you’ll probably want more information on places to stay, public transport and great blogs if so then I recommend you now visit my useful links page. And if you have any questions or just want to say hello simply fill out the form below.