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My husband and I are in our fifties and we will be coming to the Silver Coast from the beginning of October for 6 months to see whether we would like to settle in Portugal. Would love to know about things we can join/things to do and to meet up with other English speaking people.
 

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You will meet lots of people in Sao Martinho, there is a British cafe bar opening there very soon called Martinhos. There is the British shop at Tornada called Union Jacs. Lots of Brits meet up there and socialise, plus if you ever needs tradespeople they are all listed on their notice board.
 

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You will meet lots of people in Sao Martinho, there is a British cafe bar opening there very soon called Martinhos. There is the British shop at Tornada called Union Jacs. Lots of Brits meet up there and socialise, plus if you ever needs tradespeople they are all listed on their notice board.
Thanks for letting me know Silvers
 

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My husband and I are in our fifties and we will be coming to the Silver Coast from the beginning of October for 6 months to see whether we would like to settle in Portugal. Would love to know about things we can join/things to do and to meet up with other English speaking people.
Hi Beverley
We have just finnished our build but won't move out for a couple of years yet. there are two (maybe more) international clubs (a bit like the WI) which meet and go on lunches, walks etc as well as a dog walking club. The social life really is very good. Let me have your email and I will forward it on to Mary who knows everyone in SM !
Rgds
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Hi Beverley
We have just finnished our build but won't move out for a couple of years yet. there are two (maybe more) international clubs (a bit like the WI) which meet and go on lunches, walks etc as well as a dog walking club. The social life really is very good. Let me have your email and I will forward it on to Mary who knows everyone in SM !
Rgds
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Paul - that is absolutely fantastic, thank you. Please forward my email address to Mary... [email protected] Very many thanks Paul
 

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Hi Beverley and ALL

Their are programs that trawl the Internet looking for ways to rip you of. By giving you email on open Forum only invites trouble, perhaps more so as you use a windows system.

Option one is send email by PM private message.

Option two is post the email address like this myemailaddress<at>whatever.com

All Forums get visited by what's called bots these are programs looking for information for there onwer. Try and make there life that bit more difficult. Do not use the @ in an email.

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Hi Beverley and ALL

Their are programs that trawl the Internet looking for ways to rip you of. By giving you email on open Forum only invites trouble, perhaps more so as you use a windows system.

Option one is send email by PM private message.

Option two is post the email address like this myemailaddress<at>whatever.com

All Forums get visited by what's called bots these are programs looking for information for there onwer. Try and make there life that bit more difficult. Do not use the @ in an email.

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Peter - very many thanks for the advice. I won't disclose my email address in future!

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Hi All

I do not use a windows systems on any of my machine so i have less to worry about. It's so easy to find that your machine is full of problems that need sorting. A little care can help avoid future problems.

Please all take a little care with your email address. Do something like i have left below.

myemailaddress<at>myisp.com


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My husband and I are in our fifties and we will be coming to the Silver Coast from the beginning of October for 6 months to see whether we would like to settle in Portugal. Would love to know about things we can join/things to do and to meet up with other English speaking people.
Hi Beverley and Peter we to have actually brought a property in the Penich area
and I to would be interested in an expat social group to join as a way of meeting new people. If you do find out anything could you e-mail me

Thanking you

Antonina or call 07814173023 we will be over perminantly in about 2 years so we can intergrate gradually
 

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Hi Beverley and Peter we to have actually brought a property in the Penich area
and I to would be interested in an expat social group to join as a way of meeting new people. If you do find out anything could you e-mail me

Thanking you

Antonina or call 07814173023 we will be over perminantly in about 2 years so we can intergrate gradually
Antonina - thanks for your email. So far we have been advised of the following local to Sao Martinho where Brits meet: 2 groups in Caldas da Rainha, Sat late morning get together at a cafe by the children's playground nr the quay in S Martinho, 2 international clubs and people also meet at the British shop called Union Jacs and at a new cafe called Martinhos in Sao Martinho, a dog walking club.

Perhaps we'll meet at one of the above

Beverley
 

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My husband and I are in our fifties and we will be coming to the Silver Coast from the beginning of October for 6 months to see whether we would like to settle in Portugal. Would love to know about things we can join/things to do and to meet up with other English speaking people.
[email protected] is the email for the international ladies group in Caldas da Rainha. They meet in Caldas every second Monday. There are many nationalities including many Portuguese who have liver abroad. The men are included in all activities except the meetings, on a recent excursion to Lisbon we had 9 nationalities on the bus. They are very welcoming and eger to help newcomers.
PM me if you need any further help.
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International ladies meetings are the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. Silver coast friends are the 2nd and 4th Mondays. If there is a 5th Monday there is no meeting.
 

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Antonina - thanks for your email. So far we have been advised of the following local to Sao Martinho where Brits meet: 2 groups in Caldas da Rainha, Sat late morning get together at a cafe by the children's playground nr the quay in S Martinho, 2 international clubs and people also meet at the British shop called Union Jacs and at a new cafe called Martinhos in Sao Martinho, a dog walking club.

Perhaps we'll meet at one of the above

Beverley
Beverley

Thank you for the information and good luck

Antonina
 

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Isn´t the idea of moving to a foreign country, to enjoy their way of life??? Are you looking for a British community abroad????
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Meeting English speaking people

Isn´t the idea of moving to a foreign country, to enjoy their way of life??? Are you looking for a British community abroad????
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Yes John we most certainly do want to meet the locals...but we also want to make friends and find things out which is a bit difficult when you don't speak the lingo!
 

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São Martinho it is a lovely area, small villege by the coast and near to the ladies clubs, but be a where that more than 50% of the ladies who attend does meetings do it for business. You will make loads of friends who will try to sell you a property, if you find anything you like and if you decide to make the move, make sure you have a solicitor/lawyer on your behalf and don´t sign anything without his/her approval
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Sorry John but that is complete b*llsh!t. I have met the ladies from both clubs and one of them won't even allow ANY business to take place at their meetings. The other club make it clear that they allow businesses and members to promote their wares but nobody is forced to buy anything.
Incidentally, neither myself nor my wife are members of either society.
 

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São Martinho it is a lovely area, small villege by the coast and near to the ladies clubs, but be a where that more than 50% of the ladies who attend does meetings do it for business. You will make loads of friends who will try to sell you a property, if you find anything you like and if you decide to make the move, make sure you have a solicitor/lawyer on your behalf and don´t sign anything without his/her approval
Good luck
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Thanks John. We are renting our house in England out, so won't be able to buy another, but appreciate the advice.
 

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Antonina - thanks for your email. So far we have been advised of the following local to Sao Martinho where Brits meet: 2 groups in Caldas da Rainha, Sat late morning get together at a cafe by the children's playground nr the quay in S Martinho, 2 international clubs and people also meet at the British shop called Union Jacs and at a new cafe called Martinhos in Sao Martinho, a dog walking club.

Perhaps we'll meet at one of the above

Beverley
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Thanks you for the reply I have just returned and did go into Union Jacs very helpful and yes I have details of several clubs I am not to sure what I can say on this site but you have my tel no if you want to call

Antonina
 
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