Living the Dream

Living the Dream - in the Algarve, Portugal is available to purchase worldwide on Amazon.

The book is available in Paperback, Large Print Edition, and e-Book version.

Could you leave everything behind and start a new life in the sun?

Have you ever been on holiday abroad and wondered what it would be like to live there?

Alyson and Dave Sheldrake did. They fell in love with a little fishing village in the Algarve, Portugal, and were determined to realise their dream of living abroad. They bought a house there, ended their jobs, packed up everything they owned and moved to the Algarve to start a new life.

Follow them as they battle with Portuguese bureaucracy, set up their own businesses, adopt a rescue dog and learn to adapt to a slower pace of life. Laugh with them as Alyson propositions a builder, they try to master the Portuguese language, and successfully navigate the 'expat' world.

Part guidebook, mostly memoir; this is a refreshingly honest and often hilarious account of life abroad.

Now available to purchase

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"This truly is a page-turning read and an inspiration to anybody who has had a dream - in Dave and Aly's case they have actually made it come true. The book has a lot of information in it and tells their story of living in Portugal with sensitivity, intelligence and humour.
Can't wait for the next one!"

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Free Photo Album

Please enjoy the free photo album that accompanies this book, which is full of photographs, art, and more information about us and our life here in the Algarve.

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