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Thursday, 30 March 2006

New Years Eve Programme

Friday, 29th December, 2006
Arrival
Afternoon Tea and Cakes
Welcome Cocktail Party with Music from our Resident Organist
Buffet Dinner with wine
Dancing to Live Music
Accommodation
Saturday, 30th December, 2006
Buffet Breakfast
Afternoon Tea and Cakes
“Hawaiian” Fancy Dress Night
Buffet Dinner with wine
Dancing to Live Music
Accommodation

Sunday, 31st December, 2006
Special Last Day of 2006 buffet breakfast with Bucks Fizz
Afternoon Tea and Cakes
New Years Eve Gala Buffet Dinner
All night dancing to Live Music
Dance Show
After midnight
Traditional Soup
Buffet of Salads and Cold Meats
Dessert Table
Accommodation

Sunday, 1st January, 2007
Special New Year’s Day Hangover Brunch
New Years Day Dip in Sea for Charity followed by Hot Chocolate for the Swimmers

Price: 326 Euros per person in twin room
Single Supplement per night 12 Euros
Seaview Supplement per person per night 12 Euros
Children from 2 to 12 years - 50% reduction sharing room with parents

New Years Eve Gala Dinner - 31st December, 2005

Tuesday, 28 March 2006

Spotlight on our Head Chef














Our Head Chef Manuel Flaminio has been with us since 1990.

As well as taking care of the day to day running of the kitchen he takes part in the creation of new menus and organisation of our special events.



Monday, 27 March 2006

Taste Wine with WineMine









Every Monday 18.00 – 1900
(commencing on Monday, 3rd April)
Raj Indian Restaurant - Hotel Garbe


Cost €7.50 per person
Taste a specially chosen selection of 5 wines from the extensive range stocked by WineMine, an established company based near Silves offering quality wines mainly from Portugal but also from Chile and Spain. Find out more about the different wine regions of Portugal and the various grape varieties used in the production of these wines Wines will be available for you to buy or you can order and have them delivered to your door.

For further information and to book please contact Philip on 91 7806712 or email : mail@winemine.net

Thursday, 23 March 2006

Art Exhibiton at the Hotel Garbe - 8th and 9th April













Art Exhibition at the Hotel Garbe
Saturday and Sunday, 8th and 9th April

Hazel (Sally) Dawson and Harry Hopley will be exhibiting their work at the Hotel Garbe. On Saturday and Sunday, 8th and 9th April from 10.00am until 2.00pm and from 4.00pm to 8.00pm. Hazel, who produces a calendar every from her tile paintings, will be displaying a variety of her work which include her charcoal drawing, oil painting, painting on porcelain and her birthday and address books. Harry has been painting in water colours, acrylics and oils for many years. He will be exhibiting a variety of his paintings. For more information contact Hazel on 91 7408508.

Wednesday, 22 March 2006

Christmas, 2006

PROGRAMME

Saturday, 23rd December, 2006
Arrival
Mulled Wine, Mince Pies and Carol Singing
Welcome Buffet Dinner with wine
Dancing to Live Music in Bar Boa Vista
Accommodation

Sunday, 24th December, 2006
Buffet Breakfast
Afternoon Tea and Cakes
Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner with our Resident Organist
Dancing to Live Music in Bar Boa Vista
Accommodation

Monday, 25th December, 2006
Special Christmas Day buffet breakfast with Bucks Fizz
Christmas Day Dip in Sea for Charity followed by Mulled wine for the swimmers
Afternoon Tea with Christmas Cake
Christmas Day Buffet Dinner with special appearance
by Father Christmas
Dancing to live music in Bar Boa Vista
Accommodation

Tuesday, 26th December, 2006
Special Boxing Day buffet breakfast with Bloody Marys
Afternoon Tea and Cakes
Boxing Day Quiz
Buffet dinner with wine
Dancing to live music in Bar Boa Vista
Accommodation

Wednesday, 27th December, 2006
Buffet Breakfast

Price: 358 Euros per person in twin room
Single Supplement per night 12 Euros
Seaview Supplement per person per night 12 Euros
Children from 2 to 12 years - 50% reduction sharing room with parents
Cots Free

Please also see our special festive tariff
For more information please contact us

Tuesday, 21 March 2006

Royal British Legion

Contributed
"Members of the Royal British Legion enjoying one of its monthly Luncheons.

Come and join us on the third Wednesday of every month."
Harry Warner: Phone 289 414 827. Email:
handew@sapo.pt





Monday, 20 March 2006

Virgin Vie at the Hotel Garbe

Richard Branson's famous cosmetic company has arrived in Portugal and will be at the Hotel Garbe on Friday, 31st March, 2006. There will be a skin care & make up as well as lots of fantastic spa, make up, skin care & jewellery for you to try – so come along & bring a friend too. If you can't make it but would like to have your own party call Susan on 91 4888772.

Friday, 17 March 2006

A Resounding Tinkle

“A Portada Theatre Group’s” production at the Raj at Garbe - N. F. Simpson’s comedy “A Resounding Tinkle” with Nicky Moran, Julie Holland and Tom Hardy in the cast and directed by Priscilla Morgan was fully booked on both nights this week - in order to avoid disappointment for late bookers the production will be performed again on 28th and 29th March - please see. Additional Theatre Dinners - 28th and 29th March

A photo from this weeks performance.

Thursday, 16 March 2006

THE WAY IT WAS


We received many comments about the photographs of the Hotel Garbe in 1962 we posted at the end of January please see THE WAY IT WAS - 1962, so today are posting a few from www.armacaodepera.com

Tuesday, 14 March 2006

IV International Sand Sculpture Festival

This event will take place in nearby Pera, it commences on 20th May and runs until 20th September, 2006. This year the theme is Ancient Greek Gods, Bibilical Stories and Mythical Creatures. Some of the best sand sculptors in the world come to the Algarve to participate in this event. Organised by ProSand Art. More infomation www.prosandart.com

Sunday, 12 March 2006

Additional Theatre Dinners - 28th and 29th March

Due to popular demand we have added two further dates for “A Portada Theatre Group’s” production at the Raj at Garbe - N. F. Simpson’s comedy “A Resounding Tinkle” with Nicky Moran, Julie Holland and Tom Hardy in the cast and directed by Priscilla Morgan. First performed at the Royal Court Theatre London, it played to packed houses and became a cult-must-see production. Tinkle broke the mould of established farcial situations and could be described as Pythonesque – yes there is even a snake in the plot! Unlike most so called comedies nowadays, Tinkle is refreshingly free of four letter words (that is, 4 letter swear words) so if you have a quirky sense of humour and want to find out what’s at the bottom of the garden (and it certainly isn’t fairies!) come and join the fun 7 -7.30pm. Tuesday, Wednesday, 28th and 29th March, 2006. Only 28 Euros per person to include 3 course Indian Dinner with Wine and Coffee. Special rate for overnight accommodation - 23 Euros per person per night sharing twin landview room to include breakfast. For more information or to book - 282 320260 e-mail: dinners@hotelgarbe.com

Friday, 10 March 2006

Pamper yourself in our Massage and Beauty Salon

SPECIAL OFFER from BB'S Massage and Beauty Salon
– FACE BODY & SOLE -
Is your skin feeling dull ? Shoulders full of tension? Feet aching or feeling tired? Or you just feel the need for a overall revitalization?
Then this treatment is for you !!

Start with a neck and shoulder massage with the use of Warm Basalt Stones and feel the stress and tension leaving your body, followed by a re-hydrating/ re-vitalizing facial, to truly replenish your skin, then finish with a warm Basalt Stones Foot Massage, so you feel like a new person. You will leave feeling totally re-vitalized and refreshed.
· NORMAL PRICE - €.88.00
· PROMOTIONAL PRICE - €.58,00

To make an appointment call Becky on 91 9356030

Thursday, 9 March 2006

Easter Programme 2006

Two nights bed and buffet breakfast and Dinner on Easter Saturday

80,00 Euros per person in twin room

Single supplement (2 nights) 24,00 Euros
Seaview Supplement (2 nights) per person 24,00 Euros
Extra night in twin –per person 26.00 Euros
Extra night in single 38,00 Euros
Children up to 12 years – 50% reduction when sharing room with parents
Junior Suite supplement - 16.00 Euros per night

For more information or to make a reservation please call Vicki on 282 320260 or send e-mail to easter@hotelgarbe.com

Wednesday, 8 March 2006

WHAT'S ON - MARCH, 2006

Weekly
Mondays –9.30am – Pilates - Beginners Class (pre-book please)
Mondays – 11.00am – Pilates
Mondays – 12.30am – Aqua Aerobics
Mondays 6.30 – 7.30pm – Stage School (7-11 years)
Thursday Evenings – 6.00pm – Pearl Exhibition – Reception Area
Fridays –9.30am – Pilates - Beginners Class (pre-book please)
Fridays –11.00am – Pilates Classes
Friday Evenings – 7.30pm – Duplicate Bridge
Sunday Afternoons – 1.45pm – Millennium Bridge Club
Sunday Evenings – 6.00pm – Silver Exhibition – Reception Area

Fortnightly
Saturdays – 10.00am –Middle Eastern Intermediate Dancing Classes (18th March)
Saturdays – 12.30am –Middle Eastern Beginners Dancing Classes (18th March)

Monthly
Every 1st Thursday of each Month – 10.30pm – 12.30pm Weekly Writing Circle (2nd March)



Wednesday, 8th March – João Caracol – Music for dancing – 9.00pm
Thursday, 9th March - Ilze – Singer – 9.00pm
Friday 10th March – Alan Storm – Singer – 9.00pm
Saturday, 11th March - Nuno – Resident Organist– 9.00pm
Sunday, 12th March – Presumed Innocent – Dancers – 9.00pm
Monday 13th March – Folklore Dancers – 9.30 pm
Tuesday 14th March – Manager Cocktail – 6.00pm
Tuesday, 16thh March – Theatre Dinner – Portada Theatre Group – “A Resounding Tinkle” – 7.00to7.30pm
Tuesday, 14th March – Arte Viva – Music for dancing – 9.00pm
Thursday, 16th March – Theatre Dinner – Portada Theatre Group – “A Resounding Tinkle” – 7.00to7.30pm
Wednesday, 15th March – João Caracol – Music for dancing – 9.00pm
Thursday, 16th March – Nuno – Resident Organist– 9.00pm
Friday 17th March - Nuno – Resident Organist– 9.00pm
Saturday, 18th March – Middle Eastern Intermediate Dancing Classes with Jeanette Elliot – 10.00am
Saturday, 18th March – Middle Eastern Beginners Dancing Classes with Jeanette Elliot – 12.30am
Saturday, 18th March – Sandra e Jorge – Music for Dancing – 9.00pm
Sunday, 19th March – Carlos Pontes – 9.00pm
Monday 20th March – Nuno – Resident Organist– 9.00pm
Tuesday 21st March – Nuno – Resident Organist– 9.00pm
Wednesday, 22nd March – João Caracol – Music for dancing – 9.00pm
Thursday, 23rd March - Ilze – Singer – 9.00pm
Friday, 24th March - Alan Storm – Singer – 9.00pm
Saturday, 25thMarch – Creative Writing Weekend Course with Jenny Grainer -10.00amto 4.00pm
Saturday 25th March – Nuno – Resident Organist– 9.00pm
Sunday, 26thMarch – Creative Writing Weekend Course with Jenny Grainer -10.00amto 4.00pm
Sunday, 26th March – Presumed Innocent – Dancers – 9.00pm
Monday 27th March – Folklore Dancers – 9.30 pm
Tuesday 28th March – Manager Cocktail – 6.00pm
Tuesday, 28th March – Arte Viva – Music for dancing – 9.00pm
Wednesday, 29th March – João Caracol – Music for dancing – 9.00pm
Thursday, 30th March – Creative Writing One Day Course with Jenny Grainer -10.00amto 4.00pm
Thursday, 30th March – Nuno – Resident Organist– 9.00pm
Friday 31st March - Nuno – Resident Organist– 9.00pm



THE FACILITIES AND ENTERTAINMENT FEATURED MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

Tuesday, 7 March 2006

Thanks for the Memory - contributed

To the Garbe

Thanks for the Memory

It’s goodbye to Christmas and New Year too
Home to England and much to do,
Suitcase, flight bag and more of the same
Tickets, passport and I’ll board the plane
I settle down and look at the sky
But memories not clouds go drifting by
I laugh to myself as I close my eyes
Thinking of wine and lovely mince pies
Of singing along to carols galore
Is this a foretaste of what lies in store?

Ring out the bells it’s Christmas Day
A dip in the ocean? Well so they say
Children need shoes at homes some where near
New shoes all ready to start the New Year
So we dress up like Santa – what a ‘to-do!
Don’t forget Rudolph, we wore antlers too
And down to the beach to get a good start.
It was cold, it was raining but oh how we laughed
We all linked arms and ran into the sea.
Boy! It was cold but who cares? Not me.
Then up to the bar where mulled wine was waiting
How welcome was that? And we start celebrating

The joy of Christmas such a magical time
The evening brought Santa with chocolates and wine
And all dressed up for this special day.
We gazed in wonder at the fare on display
Ham, smoked salmon and turkey of course
Sausages, bacon and cranberry sauce.
Deserts a plenty and Christmas pud too
With brandy butter that was quite cordon bleu
Singing and dancing ended the day.
But no rest for the wicked or so they say
So it’s up with the lark on Boxing Day
Sharpen your wits and get ready to play
All kinds of quizzes then a fancy dress dinner.
And prizes of course for each of the winners
Two thousand and five is fast fading away
And we all reminisce as we start on our way
To two thousand and six and hopefully peace
An end to disasters, fear and disease
And as we reflect on the old year just fading
We get ready to bring in the New Year in waiting
So it’s welcome to fairy land or so it seems
Hats and flowers and balloons form the beams

Wonderful food fit for a king
Too much to mention but we taste everything
Music and dancing and cabaret
And how we all laughed as the “Can Can” held sway
Champagne flowed freely as midnight drew near
And we all raised our glasses to a Happy New Year
My thanks to the staff for a wonderful time.
And how many times did we sing “Auld Lange Syne

It’s not a dream I did not fall asleep
Just closed my eyes my memories to keep
Memories are better than dreams so they claim
And this one is MINE ‘til I return again.

Molly Clarke
Guest (21st December, 2005 – 1st March, 2006)

Friday, 3 March 2006

14th and 15th March, 2006

Theatre Dinners - Raj at Garbe – Tuesday, Wednesday, 14th and 15th March, 2006 “A Portada Theatre Group’s” next production at the Raj at Garbe will be N. F. Simpson’s comedy “A Resounding Tinkle” with Nicky Moran, Julie Holland and Tom Hardy in the cast and directed by Priscilla Morgan. First performed at the Royal Court Theatre London, it played to packed houses and became a cult-must-see production. Tinkle broke the mould of established farcial situations and could be described as Pythonesque – yes there is even a snake in the plot! Unlike most so called comedies nowadays, Tinkle is refreshingly free of four letter words (that is, 4 letter swear words) so if you have a quirky sense of humour and want to find out what’s at the bottom of the garden (and it certainly isn’t fairies!) come and join the fun 7 -7.30pm. Only 28 Euros per person to include 3 course Indian Dinner with Wine and Coffee. Special rate for overnight accommodation - 23 Euros per person per night sharing twin landview room to include breakfast. For more information or to book - 282 320260 e-mail: dinners@hotelgarbe.com

Thursday, 2 March 2006

Course photos




Carnival, 2006

The streets of Armação de Pêra were full last weekend as the resort held its' annual Carnival Parade - here are a few photographs. More photographs can be seen on www.armacaodepera.com.




Wednesday, 1 March 2006

Shrove Tuesday

Pancakes at Hotel Garbe
On the beach in front the Hotel Garbe in Armação de Pêra, on Tuesday 28th February (Shrove Tuesday) toddlers, biggee’s, teenagers, Mums and Dads and Grandparents too, raced to the finish, tossing pancakes and raising monies for SNiP (the speying and neutering fund of the APAA (Associaçäo de Protecçäo Animal do Algarve)


When totally exhausted, all competitors and volunteers enjoyed delicious pancakes in the bar of the hotel. All proceeds from this annual event are donated to the SNiP campaign.

Anyone wishing to join the Association or give a few hours of their time should contact Jenny Tucker on 919 041 903