Have you ever longed for a quieter life? Ever wanted to escape the crowds, walk on deserted beaches, and experience all that a different country has to offer?
Alyson and Dave Sheldrake moved to the western Algarve, far away from the tourists, to live in a rural market town. Surrounded by chickens, rabbits, beautiful beaches, and crazy locals, they settled down to enjoy a more peaceful existence.
Their plans didn’t include battling with Portuguese bureaucracy, a life-altering diagnosis, and Kat the dog being rushed to the vets. Brexit, a pandemic, and a house that needed updating ensured that life was anything but tranquil for this creative couple.
In this part guidebook, mostly memoir, find out why the Algarve is a favourite destination for so many, and why this couple have made it their home.
This honest and often hilarious story is the continuation of their Algarve Adventures. It can stand alone as a book for you to enjoy, and is also the follow-up to “Living the Dream – in the Algarve, Portugal”.
About the Author
Alyson Sheldrake was born in Birmingham in 1968. She has always loved art and painting, although she found little time for such pleasures, working full time after graduation. She joined the Devon and Cornwall Police in 1992 and served for 13 years, before leaving to work in the field of education. She became the Director of Education for the Church of England in Devon in 2008.
Once her husband Dave retired from the Police, their long-held dream of living in the sun could become a reality. Alyson handed in her notice, and with her dusty easel and set of acrylic paints packed and ready to move, they started their new adventure living in the beautiful Algarve in Portugal in 2011.
Her first book “Living the Dream – in the Algarve, Portugal” was full of useful advice, enjoyable adventures and humorous accounts of their Algarve life in the sun.
The sequel, “Living the Quieter Algarve Dream” continues their story.
You can discover more about the book, including links on where to purchase, and view a free Photo Album to accompany the book, via Alyson’s website: www.alysonsheldrake.com
The book is available on Amazon in Paperback, Large Print Edition, and eBook version.