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people living on their own

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people living on their own

Post Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 3:20 pm

I wondered how many folks in Vale da Telha live alone for whatever reason - divorced, bereavement, etc.
Let's get together and support one another


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Re: people living on their own

Post Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 5:17 pm

Does everyone on this forum live in Vale da Telha?

My new abode is near Figueira da Foz/Louriçal - any peeps in that area?

 

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Re: people living on their own

Post Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 1:53 pm

Hi VDTfan

I was considering your post re being on your own ...and yes it would be very difficult, but more difficult I feel if you were a woman. Men seem naturally to "bond" in bars,cafes, football and golf.

I think I would ring AFPOP www.afpop.com there are branches all over Portugal...but there is one in Portimao.
contact details on site.

They do organise regional social events.....

If it was me I would ring them as a starting point and enquire if there are any clubs or "get togethers" for single people. If not would it be possible to include something on there site to promote a "safe" social environment where you can meet people in a similar situation.

Ask if there were other societies or clubs they are aware of...you can contact...and if not start one. Sometimes thats the only way to get things organised. Laughing
There must be loads of people in your situation...its just reaching out to them and organizing an event in a safe environment.

My sister joined a club in the UK...she went on lots of social events and made lots of new friends.

You have probably done all this...or at least thought of it.
I am sorry I cannot make anymore suggestions but it may be a starting point.

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Re: people living on their own

Post Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 6:08 pm

Hi
found this link...Kate posted on another topic. Looked at the link just may be what you are looking for?

www.expats.com.

 

Carole
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Re: people living on their own

Post Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2005 6:03 pm

Hi vdtfan and welcome from the 'original' and unabbreviated valedatelhafan;

I think a single person will be okay in VdT in the longterm but do remember that the habitation still 'under development' as it were and is pretty well spread out; car essential and all that...

We have a couple of single friends in Praia da Luz much more expensive and much more british... But much closer to the Algarve Players am dram and so on!! cheers Mad Mart


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