A very special Algarve birthday

 VERY SPECIAL ALGARVE BIRTHDAY - Dorothy Boulter is 104!Today, May 9th is the birthday of a delightful foreign resident who has lived in the Algarve for six decades. Today, Dorothy Boulter is 104!

Dorothy has long been greatly admired by many people for her kindness, relaxed attitude to life and warm smile for everyone she meets. Quick-witted, she has been able to cope with and even make fun of her total deafness.

Well known artist BJ Boulter, says her mother is still “strong and healthy, but now wheelchair-bound and reliant on professional carers.” However, that constant smile “is as lovely as ever.”  It is there in BJ’s latest portrait that will be exhibited at a special exhibition opening next month in Faro.

On coming to the Algarve in 1962 via Malta, Ismailia, Bombay, the UK and Tanganyika, Dorothy and her late husband Royston bought and ran the beautifully situated Solar Penguin public bar and guest house in Praia da Rocha. She ran it efficiently for 45 years before retiring and moving close to BJ in Estombar, Lagoa. She has lived there ever since, able to look after herself until just a few years ago.

Dorothy’s portrait will be on show with works by various members of the Algarve Artists’ Network (AAN). After a two-year break due to the COVID pandemic, the theme of the AAN’s next exhibition is “Artists for Hope”.  It will be held in the Museu Municipal de Faro from June 11th to August 28th. Open Tue-Fri 10-18hrs, Sat-Sun 10-17hrs, closed Mondays.   

Written by Len Port

The ADN team wish Dorothy a very Happy Birthday!

Dorothy Boulter

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