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Whoops!  There went another year - like a flash it was gone. Now we have a New Year and the good resolutions start, new hopes and dreams begin and the Algarve continues to entertain us and keep us busy with a whole new lot of events and activities. Just look and see what January will bring us this year!
What’s your favourite Christmas song? There are so many great tracks to choose from, but we’ve narrowed down our list of much-loved melodies to a Top 10. See if one of your cherished tunes is in our Christmas hit parade…
17 days till Christmas! Time for shopping is running out! So you’ve been to most of the Christmas fairs and markets and found all sorts of lovely gifts, but you still have more shopping to do for Christmas. Here are some suggestions and Algarve shopping tips to help you on your way...
’Tis the season to be jolly... and there’s a jolly lot of goings on this month in the Algarve. Christmas fairs and markets are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Christmas: there’s more happening in the Algarve this month, a lot more - so take a peek and see what there is to do...
Christmas markets are popular for Christmas shoppers searching for unusual and unique Christmas gifts and decorations, and the Algarve is no different.  Meet some of the people behind the creative crafts available at some of this year’s Christmas fairs, bazaars and markets.
In the Algarve’s Monchique hills the local authorities are allowing a disused 17th century convent to fall into ruins, whilst 120kms east in Tavira, a similar building has been preserved over the years by a succession of owners and it’s currently up for sale at €2.25m. What’s the deal?
Christmas shopping is a unique and festive experience at Algarve Christmas fairs and markets. Spare a thought for the ladies (and a few gents) who work their socks off for months, creating unusual gifts and tasty wares to sell at a Christmas fair, market or bazaar. Think of the effort, investment and talent needed to make some of the excellent crafts that they display. 
Get a head start on your Christmas shopping! During the coming weeks there are Christmas fairs and markets across the Algarve, featuring the interesting, the unusual, the unique and of course the edible! Find out about the Algarve’s Christmas fairs…
Christmas is just around the corner and here’s your chance to make sure you’ve got a good selection of Christmas music to play over the festive season and help two Algarve charities at the same time. 
The clocks have gone back and we got an extra hour in bed, this is the time we start lighting our cosy log fires and snuggle down for winter. But hang on a minute! The sun is still shining, the temperatures are still in the high 20’s and the Algarve is booming with activities and entertainment!