Lagos, Portugal

Autumn is beginning to arrive in the UK by early September. Leaves turn orange, morning mist shrouds fields and the air turns cold. So it was with some anticipation that me and a group of old school friends headed towards the warmth of the south coast of Portugal. Baluarte da Vila, Lagos, was home for the week, in a couple of apartments over the pool … Continue reading Lagos, Portugal

Loulé and Faro, Portugal

The Algarve is an ideal place for some spring sunshine: its quick to get there, the weather is warm, the flights are good value and when you arrive in Portugal, Nicola’s mum has a mega pack of croissants ready for you to eat. As with most trips involving Nicola’s family, there was a surprise element involved. It was Nicola’s Dad Clive’s birthday, and we were … Continue reading Loulé and Faro, Portugal