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The hot summer is slowly giving way to lovely warm autumn weather and our thoughts are turning to golf. The baggage carousels at the airport are filling up with golf clubs and excited golfers can’t wait to get out of the airport and on to the Algarve’s stunning golf courses.
  We take a light hearted look at some of the ways the taxman has filched some of our hard earned money over the years. Inventive measures, creative thinking and downright cunning have been used for centuries and “the man in the street” has paid dearly for them.    
The biggest golfing event of the year in Portugal is almost upon us – The Portugal Masters – and our intrepid golfing ladies are in the thick of it all. With good rentals and a mini cruise behind them, they are set for a winter of golf. But first The Masters!
We all know at least one person who has cancer; that horrible, insidious disease that the medical world has been fighting for years now. I know some of my friends have beaten it, some have lost their battle and others are fighting it as I write. So here’s something positive that we can all do to aid and abet those brave people.
There are so many great places to visit around the Algarve. Some are little-promoted and others are tucked away so well that only the locals know about them. Parque da Mina is on the main road up to Monchique, but have you stopped off for a visit yet?
Did you know that the Algarve has its very own ‘Wild West’? The wild and wonderful county of Aljezur has so far been little-explored by house hunters, but many are becoming wise to the beauty of this stunning county, not to mention the well-priced properties on offer.
The Victoria Course, Vilamoura, hosts this year’s Portugal Masters between 9 and 12 October. With a fantastic line up of golfing professionals, superb prizes and a stunning course, it promises to be the Algarve’s golf event of the year.
How well do you know the Algarve? The region is made up of 16 beautiful concelhos (counties), each with its own attributes, attractions and individual charm. If you’re thinking of buying a home in the Algarve, our series of blogs may help you decide on your perfect destination. 
The average weather in the Algarve for October is a warm and comfortable 19° and right now the sun is shining. But where does the time go? Well, when you see how much is going on in the Algarve this month (and every month) you suddenly realise that time might fly, but you can pack in an awful lot of activities while it does so.
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