Wednesday, 29 June 2016
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Paupers PalaceYes is the answer to that question, I believe. As a teenager coming from a working class family, it was my treat to go to the local corner shop with my pocket money and pick up the latest Home & Garden magazine.

Flicking through the pages and pages of images I would find myself wishing that one day I too could have a home like what I saw in front of me. Of course at that time I was of the opinion that it would cost me a small fortune.

lenpictureYou may have missed World Digestive Health Day organised on 29 May each year by the World Gastroenterology Organisation, but more than 43,000 food bank volunteers turned up at supermarkets across Portugal on that day to collect food for distribution among 426,000 of the nation’s hungry, writes Len Port.

Many other relevant statistics have emerged from various sources since then. For example, according to a report by United European Gastroenterology (UEG), the level of obesity in children is increasing at an alarming rate. It is estimated that one in three children between the ages of six and nine in Europe are either overweight or obese.

Off The LipIt may have been the Swiss Alps rather than those in Austria, but the hills still came alive to the Sound of Music - Aljezur style!

As we all know, the Von Trapp family secretly fled Austria into the Swiss mountains. But popular Aljezur band Off The Lip were last month secretly whisked INTO the Swiss mountains for one of their most glamorous gigs, on the snow-covered slopes of the rather swish Swiss ski resort of Verbier.

This month's news from Sheldrake Studios!The Summer is upon us and things are all in full swing in the Sheldrake studios! We've got lots of news and new work to share with you all this month ... so why not grab a cup of tea or coffee, and a biscuit or two! - and enjoy reading the latest edition of our free colourful newsletter online.

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Enjoy the Algarve - June issue now available!Throw your hands in the air and do a little happy dance because Enjoy the Algarve exists one year! The June 2016 issue, Get Dirty!, is live now.In it: articles about bodypainting, bathing in the salt spa of Castro Marim, and digging for marine creatures.

This Month We Try features buggy touring near Loulé; the funniest, dustiest and most adventurous way to ensure your white clothes will never be white again.

Carlos Mosca Dionisio - Bungy Jump World Record Holder Portuguese born, Bungy Jump World Record Holder Carlos Mosca Dionisio, and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, has recently arrived in Marina de Albufeira after having sailed here from the Red Sea, Egypt, in a 33ft Cutter. Carlos sailed the second half of the Mediterranean from Malta single handed.

Carlos has lived aboard the Sailing Yacht, Lady Arlete (named after his mother) since 2009.

BELAVISTAIn a recommendation that will boost an already enviable profile for Praia da Rocha’s Bela Vista Hotel, CNN has chosen it as one of the 20 most beautiful in Europe – and the most beautiful in Portugal.

According to the CNN analysis, "Set in a pristine environment in Praia da Rocha, Bela Vista was the first hotel to open in the Algarve, back in 1934. Since then dozens of luxury hotels have appeared but the eclectic charm of this boutique hotel is above all others.

Things to Do in the AlgarveAlgarve Holiday Fun offer Discounted Tickets for Attractions & Events Across the Algarve.

Our new 2016 Guide is now available. CLICK HERE to view it.