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Monday, 31 December 2007

New Years Eve Gala Dinner Menu

31/12/2007
20.30 hrs

Sopa Baronia
Cream of Pumpkin Soup garnished with Coriander
****
Saladas á Escolha
Selection of Salads

Platter of Cold Grilled Chicken with Piri Piri
Cold Roasted Breast Turkey
Espelho de Frutos do Mar
Espelho de Pasteis Mistos
Seafood Platter
Traditional Portuguese Pasties
Roasted Suckling Pig
Fresh Smoked Salmon

Medalhões de Pescada á Florentina
Medallions of Hake cooked with Spinach
****
Supremos de Alabote com Molho Vinho Branco
Supremes of Halibut fresh from the Atlantic served with a White Wine Sauce
****
Tranchas de Linguado com Manga
Fillets of Sole served with slices of Mango
****
Medalhões de Porco Preto na Chapa com Ananás
Grilled Medallions of Black Pork served with fresh Pineapple
****
Lombo de Novilho Recheado com Ameixas
Roasted Loin of Veal stuffed with black Plums

****
Bifinhos de Frango Grelhados
Grilled Breast of Chicken
****
Carré de Borrego perfumado com Alecrim
Sautéed Lamb Cutlets cooked with fresh Algarvian Rosemary
****
Mesa de Queijos
Cheese Board

Doces Variados e Fruta da Época
Selection of Desserts and Fresh Fruit in season

Ceia ~ After Midnight

Caldo Verde & Saladas á Escolha
The traditional “Caldo Verde” soup and a Selection of Salads

Vinho Branco e Vinho Tinto «« Champanhe à Meia Noite
White Wine and Red Wine «« Champagne at Midnight

****
Dança toda a noite com Música ao Vivo e Grupo de Dança
All night dancing to Live Music and Live Dance Show

New Year's Day Brunch

New Year’s Day Brunch
1st January 2008 - 10.30am - 1.00 pm

A selection of Fruit Juices, Coffee, Tea, Milk, or Chocolate
****
Choice of Cereals
Yogurt and Fresh Fruit
White, Brown Bread and Rolls, Brioches, Croissants, Vianas and Toast
Butter, Jam and Marmalade
****
Ham, Salami, Cold Meats and Cheese
****
Bacon, Sausages, Baked Beans, Eggs, Mushrooms
Cod Fish fried with onions, boiled potatoes, garlic and garnished with eggs and olive
Rice “Valenciana”
****
Variety of Fine Cheeses
Paté
****Selection of Cakes and Pasties

Sunday, 30 December 2007

Sunday, 30th December, 2007 Dinner

Pirate Fancy Dress Night



Sopa de Agriões
Watercress Soup
*****
Saladas à Escolha
Selection of Green and Mixed Salads
*****
Espelho com Rissois de Camarão
Prawn Rissoles
*****
Tranchas de Salmão com Molho Nantua
Salmon with Seafood Sauce
*****
Posta de Solha com Pêssego
Fillets of Plaice with Peaches
*****
Frango Assado no Forno com Ervas Aromáticas
Roast Chicken with Aromatic Herbs
*****
Gulache com Cogumelos
Beef Goulash with Mushrooms
*****
Spaccatella comTomate & Pesto
Oven Baked Spacatella with Tomato & Pesto Sauce
*****
Doces Variados ou Fruta da Época
Selection of Desserts or Seasonal Fresh Fruit
****
Espelho de Queijos
Selection of Cheese
****
Vinho Branco ou Tinto
Red or White Wine
€:30,00

Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Boxing Day Dinner

BUFETE ««»» BUFFET
7.30PM / 19.30Hrs

Sopa Parisiense
Cream of Leek Soup
*****
Saladas á Escolha
Selection of Green and Mixed of Salads
*****
Espelho de Pasteis Mistos
A Platter of selected Rissoles
****
Rolinhos de Pescada com Amêndoa
Tender Hake Fillets served with toasted Almonds
*****
Posta de Espadarte “Grenobloise”
Grilled Swordfish Grenobloise
*****
Rósbife com Molho Vinho Tinto
Roast Beef served with a Red Wine Sauce
*****
Perna de Porco Assada com Ameixas
Roast Leg of Pork with Plums
*****
Tagliatelle com Molho Tomate
Oven Baked Tagliatelle with Tomato
*****
Doces Variados e Fruta da Época
Selection of Desserts and Fresh Fruit
*****
Espelho de Queijos
A Choice of Fine Cheese
****
Vinho Branco ou Tinto
Red or White Wine

€:30,00

Christmas Day Swim for Shoes

More than 200 people were on the beach to take part and/or see the Christmas Day "Swim for Shoes" on the beach in front of the Hotel Garbe in Armacao de Pera, Algarve and help to raise more than 800 Euros to buy new shoes for children in an Algarve Orphanage.


Father Christmas was well represented - more than thirty attended. Who after singing "We wish you a Merry Christmas" ran down to the waiting sea.



Certificates were awarded to all those who got wet and everyone enjoyed a very welcome glass of Mulled Wine in the Hotel Garbe bar afterwards.

Thank you to everyone who participated.


In order to raise more funds - there is another "Swim for Shoes" on 1st Janauary at 11.00am - just the way to recover from the festivities of New Years Eve - welcome in 2008 by paddling or swimming in the Atlantic Ocean - what an achievement !
Please join us - Fancy Dress Optional.
Our thanks to John Oliver who took these photographs

Tuesday, 25 December 2007

Christmas Day Gala Dinner

Tuesday, 25th December 2007

7.30PM / 19.30 hrs
BUFETE ««»» BUFFET
Sopa Messidor
Cream of Pea Soup
****
Espelho de Marisco & Espelho de Camarão
A platter of selected Seafood and Atlantic Prawns
****
Tranchas de Pescada Perfumada com Frutos Silvestres
Fillets of Hake served with Wild Fruits of the Forests
****
Supremos de Cherne á Imperial
Suprêmes of Seabass poached in a light White Wine Sauce
****
Peito de Peru Assado com Castanhas e com Molho Caramelizado
Succulent breast of Turkey roasted with Chestnuts and served with a Caramelized Sauce
****
Medalhões de Novilho sobre Cama de Cogumelos e Molho Madeira
Medallions of Veal served on a bed of Mushrooms with a Madeira Wine Sauce
****
Tagliatelle Bolonhesa Gratinado com Queijo
Tagliatelle Bolonaise finished with an oven baked cheese Crust
****
Mesa de Queijos
A selection of the finest Portuguese and International Cheeses
****
Pudim de Natal
Traditional Plum Pudding served with Brandy and Orange Sauce
****
Sobremesas Tradicionais de Natal
A selection of Christmas Desserts from Portugal
****
Mesa de Queijos
A selection of the finest Portuguese and International Cheeses
****
Café & Petit Fours no Bar
Coffee & Petit Fours in the Bar
****
Vinho Tinto ou Branco
Red or White Wine
****

Visita especial do Pai Natal
Special appearance by Father Christmas €:50,00

Monday, 24 December 2007

Christmas Eve Dinner

Monday, 24th December 2007
7.30PM / 19.30Hrs

BUFETE ««»» BUFFET

Creme de Tomate com Massinhas
Cream of Tomato Soup with Noodles
****
Saladas à Escolha
Selection of Salads
****
Espelho de Presunto
Platter of Smoked Ham from Monchique
****
Tranchas de Corvina com Laranja
Corvina served with Slices of Orange
****
Lombinhos de Tamboril com Molho Trés Pimentas
Fillets of Monkfish with Pepper Sauce
****
Carré de Borrego com Molho Menta
Sautéed Lamb Cutlets with Mint Sauce
****
Peitinhos de Frango com Molho da Madeira
Succulent Breast of Chicken with a Madeira Wine Sauce
****
Fussilli com Molho Carbonara
Fussilli Carbonara
****
Doces Variados ou Fruta da Época
Selection of Home Made Desserts or Fresh Fruit
****
Espelho de Queijos
Selection of Cheese
****
Vinho Branco ou Tinto
Red or White Wine

€:40,00

What's On - Hotel Garbe - 2008

Tuesday, 1st January, - New Years Day Swim for shoes
Wednesday - 23rd January - Theatre Dinner Raj Indian Restaurant
Thursday - 24th January - Theatre Dinner - Raj Indian Restaurant
Friday - 25th January - Theatre Dinner - Raj Indian Restaurant
Saturday 2nd February, 2008 - Carnival Fancy Dress Dinner and Dance

Tuesday, 5th February - Pancake Racing on the Beach of Armacao de Pera
Thursday, 14th February, 2008 - Valentines Day Dinner
Wednesday, 27th February - Harry Aberson Memorial Bridge Tournament
Wednesday, 5th March, 2008 - Theatre Dinner - Raj Indian Restaurant
Thursday, 6th March, 2008 - Theatre Dinner - Raj Indian Restaurant
Monday, 1st December - Annual Christmas Fayre
Thursday, 25th December - Christmas Day Swim for Shoes

Winter Workshops
Wednesday, 2nd January –
Introduction to Travel Photography
Monday, 7th January - Take Better Family Photos
Tuesday,15th January, 2008 -
Computer Training - Word - Beginners
Wednesday, 16th January – Introduction to Travel Photography
Thursday, 17th January, 2008 - Computer Training - Excel - Beginners
Monday, 21st January - Take Better Family Photos
Tuesday, 22nd January, 2008 - Computer Training - Word - Intermediate
Thursday, 24th January, 2008 - Computer Training - Excel - Intermediate
Tuesday, 29th January, 2008 - Computer Training - Powerpoint Beginners
Wednesday, 30th January, 2008 -
Computer Training - Internet and Basic Computing
Wednesday, 30th January –
Introduction to Travel Photography
Monday, 4th February - Take Better Family Photos
11th, 12th, 13th and 14th February, 2008 -
Garden Design and Appreciation
Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th February, 2008 –
Creative Writing
Wednesday, 13th February – Introduction to Travel Photography
Monday, 18th February - Take Better Family Photos
18th, 19th, 20th and 21st February –
Plants and Flowers of Southern Europe
18th, 19th, 21st and 22nd February – Leisure Painting
Wednesday, 20th February - Computer Training
Wednesday, 27th February –
Introduction to Travel Photography
Monday, 3rd March - Take Better Family Photos
Monday, 10th and Tuesday, 11th March –
Introduction to Portuguese Wine
10th, 11th, 13th and 14th March – Leisure Painting
Wednesday, 12th March –
Introduction to Travel Photography
Monday, 17th March - Take Better Family Photos
Wednesday, 26th March –
Introduction to Travel Photography
Wednesday, 26th March - Computer Training
Saturdays 28th and 29th March, 2008 – Creative Writing
Monday, 31st March - Take Better Family Photos
Wednesday, 9th April –
Introduction to Travel Photography

Sunday, 23 December 2007

Dinner - 23rd December, 2007

7.30PM / 19.30Hrs

BUFETE ««»» BUFFET

Sopa de Legumes
Cream of Vegetable Soup
****
Saladas à Escolha
Selection of Seasonal Salads
****
Espelho de Salmão Fumado
Smoked Salmon
****
Supremos de Cherne com Ananás
Suprêmes of Sea Bass with Pineapple
****
Tranchas de Rainha com Camarão
Slices of Bream with Shrimps
****
Lombo de Porco Assado no Forno
Slow roasted Loin of Pork
****
Bifinhos com Molho de Coentros e Cogumelos
Minute Steak with Coriander and Mushroom Sauce
****
Lasanha Bolonhesa
Lasagne Bolonaise
****
Fruta da Época e Doces Variados
Fresh Fruit and Choice of Desserts
****
Espelho de Queijos
Selection of Cheese
****
Vinho Branco ou Tinto
Red or White Wine
€:30,00

Thursday, 20 December 2007

Hotel Garbe Christmas Quiz - Win a weekend for two



1. In the song, the 12 days of Christmas, what gift did my true love give to me on the 7th day of Christmas?

2. Who wrote the song "I’m dreaming of a white Christmas"?

3. On Christmas day in 1864 the traditional swim in the Serpentine first took place, in which park?

4. Who popularised the Christmas tree in England in the 19th century?

5. What is the name of the fruit sauce which is a traditional accompaniment to the Christmas Turkey?

6. Which word, associated with Christmas, comes from a Greek word meaning "we can act anything"?

7. "Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents" is the first line from which literary classic by Louisa May Alcott?

8. Whose is the first voice to be heard on the original recording of Band Aid's 'Do they Know It's Christmas?

9. Who wrote the Christmas story, "The Snowman"?

10. What colour is Santa Claus' belt?

11. Who were Balthazar, Melchior and Caspar?

12. From the Christmas Carol "Good King Wenceslas", where was Good King Wenceslas the King of?

13. In what year was the first Christmas card produced?

14. What is the biggest selling Christmas single of all time?

15. What Christmas drink contains sugar, milk and eggs?

16. What 1990 movie told of a boy's experience of two men breaking into his house during Christmas?

17. Counting Rudolph, how many reindeer are there?

18. What is the most popular tree topper?

19. Which fizzy drink company featured a big smiling Santa in it's adverts?

20. What do elves wear on the tips of their shoes?


Send your answers by e-mail to info@hotelgarbe.com before 3.00pm on 26th December, 2007 - all correct entries will be placed in a draw. The first one drawn will win a weekend for two in the Hotel Garbe. Answers will be posted in early January.

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

"Dreaming of a White Christmas!!!!"

The staff and management of the Hotel Garbe
send our best wishes
for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


Idea by Jeanette Elliot our 2007 Christmas Card Competition Winner

From our mailbox

From: Derek Youds
Sent: quarta-feira, 19 de Dezembro de 2007 12:40
To: info@hotelgarbe.comSubject: RE: Christmas Booking
Vicki good afternoon and I hope you are well.

Just a short note to thank you and all the staff at the hotel for making our weekend celebrations such a resounding success.
We all had a lovely time and I was particularly pleased with the wonderful room and cake.

I have no hesitation in recommending you hotel as a first class destination for a truly relaxing break.


Kind regards
Derek

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

A Romantic Weekend


Celebrate Valentines Day at the Hotel Garbe


Bring your loved one for a Romantic Weekend in the Hotel Garbe with its breathtaking seaviews views.


15th - 17th February, 2008
2 Night Break
68 Euros per person

INCLUDES
2 Nights accommodation
and Buffet Breakfast
and Romantic Dinner on 16th February

SUPPLEMENTS
Single ……..12 Euros per night
Seaview ……..12 Euros per person per night
Extra night (bed and breakfast)……. 23 Euros per person per night
Dancing to live music in Bar Boa



Don't Miss It - book now - 282 320260 or e-mail info@hotelgarbe.com

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Preferred Travel - Walking in the Algarve

Contributed by Preferred Travel Services



8th March, 2008 - 7 nights

12th April, 2008 - 7 nights



Day one: Transfer to the Hotel Garbe in Armacao de Pera, just 45 minutes away from Faro Airport.



Days two-seven: There are three full day walks - as each walk is split into two parts you have the flexibility of deciding for yourself how much walking you do.



Walk One - transfer by coach to Monchique town for your morning walk to Malhada (5 miles– moderately easy). This is a beautiful walk that takes you deep into the heart of countryside that sees very, very few visitors. Life continues as it has done for centuries - fields in the valley are ploughed using the family mule and those on the hillsides by hand. You will pass through ancient woodlands and cork forests where you discover mountain flora such as beautiful pink peonies and bushes of rare toothed lavender, not visible from the beach resorts below.Our afternoon walk is on the lower slopes of Mount Foia (3 miles – moderate). Your walk takes you through an ancient oak forest (the oldest on the Algarve) and eucalyptus woods to give you panoramic views down to the sea. On our return we stroll along old mule tracks to pass by the ruins of the 17th century monastery of Nossa Senhora de Desterro (Our Lady of Exile), destroyed by an earthquake in 1755.



Walk Two – transfer to Praia de Marinha for the morning walk along the cliff tops (5 miles – moderately easy). This will be a circular walk along the cliff tops where the coastline is considered to be one of the most picturesque on the Algarve. Multi-coloured cliffs, hidden sandy beaches, spectacular blow holes and the scent of wild aromatic herbs make this a walk not to be missed. Bring plenty of film for the camera as there is a view waiting to be ‘snapped’ around every corner.Transfer to Silves for our afternoon walk of the Arade and Odelouca rivers (3 miles – easy). This delightful walk follows the old levada (water channel) as it carries water around the hillsides above the banks of the Arade and Odelouca rivers, which are home to many wading birds. There are wild flowers in abundance including paper white narcissi, the beautiful rock rose and the naked man orchid. Our return is along quiet country lanes where the air is heavy with the scent of orange and lemon blossom and time just seems to stand still.



Walk Three – transfer to Barao S. Joao for the morning walk of the National Forest (5 miles – easy). In the western Algarve the National Forest is a small area of woodland where strenuous efforts are being made to preserve the indigenous vegetation. The walk passes through areas planted with umbrella pines, acacia trees and arbutus bushes. The margins of the woodlands offer panoramic views over an unspoilt countryside to the Serra of Monchique.You will then transfer to Lagos and your afternoon walk along the coastal path from Luz to Burgua (3 miles – easy). This section of coastal path is renowned not only for its views but also for being a haven for orchids – especially the bee orchid. Hidden deep in the grasses you have every chance of seeing the yellow ophrys, the sawfly ophrys and the rare Iberian mirror ophrys.If you would like to stretch your legs further, we are also offering a half day optional excursion into the Cape St Vincent Natural Park for a walk there too (5 miles – moderately easy). This is a quite beautiful walk along a section of coastline deep within the Cape St Vincent Natural Park, which remains hidden from most visitors to the Algarve. The Park has a spectacular selection of flowers which are unique to the region and this optional walk gives you the chance to discover them for yourselves, including the bright yellow flowers of asteriscus maritimus, the delicate grape hyacinth, the unusual barbary nut and the rare milky white vetch.



You will, of course, also have free time to explore Armacao de Pera, or take the weight off your feet and spend some time on the beach.



Day eight (or fifteen): free until departure to the airport for your return flight.



To book of for more information www.preferredts.com/walkalgabre.asp

Sunday, 9 December 2007

Carnival Programme - February, 2008



2 nights accommodation sharing twin landview room and breakfast
1 Carnival Dinner and Fancy Dress Party (Saturday, 2nd February)
.
Price: 68 Euros Per person in twin room


Single Supplement (2 nights) 24 Euros
Seaview Supplement (2 nights) per person 24 Euros
Extra night (bed and breakfast) per person 23 Euros
Children up to 12 years – 50% reduction

The Armaçao de Pêra Carnival Parade takes place in the afternoons of 3rd and 5th February, 2008.


To book or for more information please e-mail: info@hotelgarbe.com

Saturday, 8 December 2007

Computer Training - Additional Courses



Tue 15th January, 2008 - Word - Beginners
Thu 17th January, 2008 - Excel - Beginners
Tue 22nd January, 2008 - Word - Intermediate
Thu 24th January, 2008 - Excel - Intermediate
Tue 29th January, 2008 - Powerpoint Beginners
30th January, 2008 - Internet and Basic Computing
.
Trainer Mrs Kehren J. Dalton has almost 20 years’ experience of training people from all walks of life on many different software applications, and is a fully qualified Master Instructor and Examiner Accredited by Microsoft and is a Microsoft Partner.
To book or for more information please telephone 282 083751 or e-mail protechtrainingeurope@yahoo.co.uk

Friday, 7 December 2007

Coming up - Christmas Day Swim for Shoes

Some of the Christmas, 2006 swimmers

We are doing it again - here are the details:-
Christmas Day Swim for Shoes
Now the Christmas decorations are appearing in the shops perhaps you are starting to think about what to do and where to be on Christmas Day. The place to be will be on the beach at Armacao de Pera in front of the Hotel Garbe with other adventurous people willing to go for a paddle or a swim in the Atlantic Ocean to help raise money for the Swim for Shoes Appeal

All you need to do is turn up at 11.00 a.m on Christmas Day with swimwear, towel and go in for a full swim or just a paddle – the choice is yours as long as part of you gets wet! Then we can all recover in the Hotel Garbe bar with a drink of mulled wine on Christmas Day and hot chocolate on New Years Day, generously donated by The Hotel Garbe, to everyone who has taken part.

Buying shoes for the children who are in care is an ongoing expense and we want to help as many as possible start 2008 with a new pair of shoes. Each child of school age needs a pair of gym shoes and a pair of trainers. Whilst some clothes can be second hand owning a pair of new shoes helps to ensure the children feel good and fit in at school.

Adults and children are all welcome to take part on the understanding that you do so at your own risk. If you have family and friends staying over the festive season it will certainly be something different to do!
The total raised for the swims on Christmas Day and New Years Day was over € 1,200.00 . This was all given to pay for school shoes for the teenagers at A Gaivota in Albufeira which is run by the Santa Casa da Misericordia. The children have asked for their thanks to be sent to all who took part . The girls and boys really enjoyed choosing their own shoes as this was the first time they had been able to do so. In the shoe shop the girls kept bumping into girls from their school doing the same thing with their mums.

If you would like to see some photographs of the Christmas Day Swim, 2006 please go to http://newsatgarbe.blogspot.com/2007/01/swim-for-shoes.html

On Christmas Day we hope people will come with either a Santa outfit or hat which are in some stores now . Buy yours now before stocks run out. We will have a limited supply of outfits and hats for sale on the day. If we can raise more money this year then we can extend the scheme to other homes.
You will have another opportunity to Swim for Shoes on New Years Day but this time we hope to see you there in fancy dress so start planning your outfit now

As this is a charity event we will gratefully accept all donations offered

Theatre Dinner in January, 2008

THE JEFFERIES ENGLISH THEATRE
Presents
“A MONTH OF SUNDAYS”
A comedy with pathos by Bob Larbey

7.00 pm
Only 30,00 Euros per person
3 Course Indian Dinner with Wine and Coffee
Don’t miss it book now.


DIRECTED BY SUZANNE JEFFERIES
with
Suzanne Jefferies
Victor Graham
John Griffiths
Diane Cantilon Ings
Patricia Nascimento
Jack Towers

Wednesday, 23rd, Thursday 24th and Friday, 25th January, 2008

Phone Vicki at Hotel Garbe, Armação de Pêra
Tel.282 320260 Fax: 282 315087
E-Mail hotelgarbe@mail.telepac.pt Web:-www.hotel garbe.com

Thursday, 6 December 2007

Christmas Buffet Breakfasts




Orange, Apple, Tomato Juice
Choice of Cereals
White Bread, Brown Bread, Rolls, Brioches, Croissants, Vianas, Toast
Butter, Jam and Marmalade
Ham, Salami, Cold Meats Cheese, Tomato, Lettuce
Bacon, Sausage, Baked Beans
Mushrooms, Eggs
Yogurt ~ Fresh Fruit ~ Cake
Bucks Fizz


12 Euros per person


Available everyday from 2nd December to 23rd December – please book.

Network Christmas Fayre at the Hotel Garbe

Contributed

Network, the organisation for women working in the Algarve, are delighted to report that their annual Christmas Fayre was once again the event of the season. We were privileged and excited to have Santa with us this year, and he will now become a regular and firm fixture, bringing pleasure for the children, and raising money for Castelo dos Sonhos.


This annual event attracted over 70 diverse stall holders, and there really was something for everyone. We had fashion flashes, jewellery, food, books, linen, furnishings, Tarot readings, pet products – to name but a few.

Thanks to everyone involved we were able to raise 1500 euros for our Charity of the Year, Riding for the Disabled Algarve.

The lovely venue of the Hotel Garbe provided as ever a great atmosphere, good food, and even a lovely pool for Santa to cool his feet after a hard day’s ho ho ho-ing!


To see more pictures displaying the array of stalls, and more on Santa and his elves, please visit http://picasaweb.google.com/HotelGarbe.

To book your stall for next year’s Xmas Fayre, please contact Paulette Fouché at
info@networkalgarve.org, who will be taking reservations from January onwards.

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Residential Computer Training in the Hotel Garbe

Contributed

Protech Training Europe Offers Unique Computer Training Opportunities in the Algarve, Portugal

Top Class Computer Training at the superb prime “beach front” location- The Hotel Garbe, Armação de Pêra, includes 3 training sessions and your accommodation on the shores of the Algarve.

Protech Training Europe is headed up by Mrs Kehren J. Dalton who has almost 20 years’ experience of training people from all walks of life on many different software applications, and who is a fully qualified Master Instructor and Examiner Accredited by Microsoft and is a Microsoft Partner.

Protech Training Europe is training on location by offering this Unique opportunity to meet your computer training needs, ensuring you and your workforce are more effective and efficient, by providing both top class training and a superb training environment.

Why not motivate and reward your staff and/or clients with a Prestigious Team Building Weekend (or midweek), 3 nights package, fly from your local airport and be enjoying your welcome drink in the Algarve just a few hours later – no traffic, no congestion charges.

Team Building Weekends (3 nights @ £299) includes:
Three Group Training Sessions on your chosen Microsoft Office Package - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Project, Visio etc., from Beginner to Expert Levels, as required, with all training sessions given by an accredited Microsoft Master Instructor, with full course material and Certificate of Achievement provided - (min. 4 per group booking). In addition, you will receive a welcome drink upon arrival, accommodation in a twin Land View Room (2 sharing), enjoy a buffet breakfast in the restaurant, an open sandwich for lunch, and refreshment breaks, with a 3 Course Dinner in the prestigious hotel restaurant.

Once you have been inspired and motivated during your Training sessions, you will be able to walk directly onto the sands of this beautiful beach, or dive-in to the heated pool, relax on the sun terraces and dine with stunning panoramic views of the ocean and sunset, whilst taking in the evening entertainment in the Boa Vista Bar, returning home feeling refreshed, revitalized, enthused, confident and a valued member of your workforce – ready for anything – with a tan!

Let Protech Training Europe organise everything for you. Why not coincide this with your AGM, Board Meeting, or Christmas Get Together. Extra days (accommodation only) can be arranged at special prices and provision for accompanying family members can be organised. Book Early to avoid disappointment.

See our website at
http://www.protechtrainingeurope.com/ or email on protechtrainingeurope@yahoo.co.uk or telephone on 07979 627 078 or +351 282 083751. Don’t just think about I.T. Do I.T.

Monday, 3 December 2007

What's On - December, 2007


Weekly

Mondays –9.30am - Pilates - Advance Class – Chelb Room

Mondays –11.00am - Pilates – Beginners Class – Chelb Room

Mondays –2.00pm-4.00pm – Middle Eastern Dance – Beginners Class


Wednesdays – 2.00pm – Beginners Bridge - Chelb Room

Wednesday Evenings - 6.00pm - Silver Exhibition - Reception Area

Fridays – 9.30am - Pilates - Advance Class - Chelb Room

Fridays – 11.00am - Pilates - Beginners Class - Chelb Room

Fridays – 2.00pm – Improvers Bridge - Chelb Room

Fridays – 7.30pm – Duplicate Bridge - Chelb Room

Saturdays – 2.00pm – Social Bridge - Chelb Room

Sunday Evenings - 6.00pm - Silver Exhibition - Reception Area


Fortnightly

Mondays – 11.00am- 1.00pm - Middle Eastern Advanced Dancing Classes ( 3rd & 17th December)


Bar Boa Vista


Saturday,1st December - SANDRA & JORGE- Music for Dancing
Sunday, 2nd December - PRESUMED INNOCENT- Dancers -9.30pm
Tuesday,4th December - ARTE VIVA - Music for dancing
Wednesday, 5th December - JOÃO CARACOL - Music for dancing
Thursday 6th December - THE KOTLAND TRIO – Music for Dancing
Friday, 7th December - XICO - Guitar
Saturday, 8th December - SANDRA & JORGE- Music for Dancing
Sunday, 9th December - CARLOS PONTES - Music for dancing
Monday, 10th December - FOLKLORE DANCERS – 9.30pm
Tuesday, 11th December - ARTE VIVA - Music for dancing
Wednesday, 12th December - JOÃO CARACOL-Music for dancing
Thursday, 13th December - ILZE - Singer
Friday, 14th December - XICO - Guitar
Saturday, 15th December - SANDRA & JORGE- Music for Dancing
Sunday, 16th December - PRESUMED INNOCENT- Dancers -9.30pm
Monday, 17th December - NUNO - Resident Organist
Tuesday, 18th December - ARTE VIVA - Music for dancing
Wednesday, 19th December - JOÃO CARACOL-Music for dancing
Thursday, 20th December - THE KOTLAND TRIO - Music for Dancing
Friday, 21st December - XICO – Guitar
Saturday, 22nd December - SANDRA & JORGE- Music for Dancing
Sunday, 23rd December - CARLOS PONTES - Music for dancing
Thursday, 27th December - ILZE – Singer
Frday, 28th December - XICO – Guitar
Saturday, 29th December - SANDRA & JORGE- Music for Dancing
Monday, 31st December - PRESUMED INNOCENT- Dancers -9.30pm


HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY FROM 6.00 TO 8.00PM


The facilities and entertainment featured may change without notice.

Sunday, 2 December 2007

Coming up - Christmas Concert - Silves

The 18 piece Lagos Jazz Orchestra will be performing a Christmas concert on Friday, 21st December at 9.30pm in the Igreja da Misericórdia church in Silves.

The concert, led by Hugo Alves on the trumpet will include popular Christmas music including White Christmas as well as other great classics such as A child is

Entrance is free

Saturday, 1 December 2007

Thursday, 29 November 2007

Fashion Show Yesterday

During the winter we organise Fashion Shows with a local Fashion Shop. Our guests are given the opportunity to take part - here are the models from the Fashion Show that took place yesterday.

Monday, 26 November 2007

More from our Golf Desk

Original Message -----
From:To:
golfdesk@hotelgarbe.com
Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2007 1:01 PM
Subject: FW: ALGARVE GOLFING - 27 OCTOBER 2007
Dear Helen and Jane

Thank you so much for your excellent arrangement. We had a wonderful week in Algarve. Everything was perfect; your hotel with facilities, quiet room with no disturbance, courteous and helpful staff, possibility to keep the room some hours longer by departure, car hire, pick up service to/from hotel/airport, the beach, and not to forget the warm and sunny weather.

Gramcho and Pinta were for us a great experience, challenging, nice landscape and both courts very well taken care of. My wife seems to have a small preference for Pinta. Myself I must say both - and highly to recommend. We will next time ask for your proposal for other courts, but are sure we also must be back to Pinta and Gramacho.

Thank you both again for making our stay so successful and are already looking forward to our stay next year.

Our very best wishes,

Wenche & Hans-Jørgen

Norway

Friday, 23 November 2007

From our Golf Desk

Original Message -----
From:
To:
golfdesk@hotelgarbe.com
Sent: Friday, November 23, 2007 6:49 AM
Subject: RE: RECENT ALGARVE GOLFING

Hi both of you,

We had a perfect stay. Good golf (Silves is a very nice course) ,good food and wine.

We most certainly will be back sometime next year:

Last night we had the first snow in Kongsberg, -3 C. We know that winter is close and we are prepared to fight it once again.

My wife and I, our friends would like to wish you A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!


Kind regards Frits

Computer Training "Graduates"


For more information about our winter workshops - please send e-mail to info@hotelgarbe.com.





Friday, 16 November 2007

Santa Claus is coming to town

Father Christmas is on his way and this year he is making the last part of his journey to the Hotel Garbe in a traditional Algarvian fishermans boat ! We caught up with him and his special helper , Percy Penquin, on the beach loading up his boat with presents .
Percy has swum all the way from the South Pole to help. Both Father Christmas and Percy have a special appearance to make at the Network Christmas Fair at the Hotel Garbe on Sat Dec 1st from 11.00 - 5.00 p.m. Just follow the Penquin Trail in the hotel to find him. Father Christmas will give all proceeds to Castelo dos Sonhos to help make Christmas a happier time for lots of people.
So, helped down to the sea by local fisherman Paulo and his friends , off they set. Put the date in your diary as Father Christmas and Percy will be waiting to see you and find out just what you would like for Christmas.


Fashion Show Yesterday




During the winter we organise Fashion Shows with a local Fashion Shop. Our guests are given the opportunity to take part - here are the models from the Fashion Show that took place yesterday.



Congratulations to you all.

Thursday, 15 November 2007

Christmas Fair - Saturday, 1st December

Don't miss the Network Christmas Craft and Gift Fair at the Hotel on 1st December, 2007.

More than 70 stands selling a wide selection of crafts, Christmas gifts, clothing, home furnishings, books, , beauty therapy and much, much more.

Doors open to the public 11am – 5pm

11.30am and 3.00pm - Christmas Carol Singing with Silves Keep Fit for Charity Club.


11.00am-5.00pm - Don’t miss Santa on the first floor – who will be there to find out what you want for Christmas.

12.30-8.00pm - Indian Curry Buffet - 14 Euros per person Restaurant Por do Sol

10-4pm - Taste of Christmas Bar Snacks - Bar Boa Vista

Entry Free

Sunday, 11 November 2007

Christmas Shopping at the Hotel Garbe


This year give a present with a difference in the form of one of our gift vouchers:-

Weekend breaks – Treat someone special to a weekend by the beach, with a relaxing stay at the Hotel Garbe.

Workshops – A gift with an edge. Choose from painting, photography, wine tasting, garden design and appreciation, creative writing and plants of the Southern Mediterranean and let someone close add to their talents.

Raj Vouchers - Perhaps they have a taste for all things spicy. Raj vouchers make an ideal present, offering a mouth-watering meal for your loved ones.

Beauty Vouchers - If you really want to spoil someone, this is the present to give. Leave them feeling rejuvenated, revitalised and refreshed with a ticket to pampering heaven.

Saturday, 10 November 2007

In our mailbox

From:
To: Golf Desk
Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2007 5:58 PM
Subject: Re: ALGARVE PARTYING!!!!!
Hello Helen,

It sure is horrible to be back here, its freezing. I played in a golf match on Sunday morning (in the fog) I'm not joking, we teed off on the 1st and after 80 yards of ball flight nothing, you just had to follow your line and hope you found your ball, it was like this for 3 hours or until we teed off on the 14th.Not much fun at all.

We got to the airport in plenty of time in the end and the drivers were very understanding, thank Joao for me if you would.

Wifie had a fantastic time, she really did chill out unwind and relax, she loved spending her days on the beach, and evenings in the Raj, it has certainly changed her ideas about self catering holidays. She's already asking when we can come back to the Garbe.

The Go Karting was fantastic, we went there 3 times, first on the small karts then we had to make one last trip to go on the 390cc karts very fast and exciting most enjoyable. The golf was great to, Silves was awesome cant wait to play it again, The Gramacho now feels like my home course so I played really well round there ,its still my favourite.

Everyone of us had a brilliant time, it worked so well for all of us, a laugh a minute and I'm positive we will be celebrating many other special occasions at the Garbe, including my 50th, but that's a long way off yet Ha Ha.

Now back to organising the golf Golf trip for May, there's been a few changes so I'll mail you our up to date itinerary when its ready.

Very Best Regards Chris xxx

Thursday, 8 November 2007

What's On - November, 2007

Thursday, 1st November - Ilze – Singer
Friday, 2nd November - Xico - Guitar
Saturday, 3rd November - Xico - Guitar
Sunday, 4th November - Presumed Innocent Dancers - 9.30pm
Monday, 5th November - Nuno - Resident Organist
Tuesday, 6th November - Arte Viva - Music for dancing
Wednesday, 7th November - Joao Caracol - Music for dancing
Thursday 8th November - The Kotland Trio – Music for Dancing
Friday, 9th November - Xico - Guitar
Saturday, 10th November - Sandra & Jorge - Music for Dancing
Sunday,11th November - Carlos Pontes - Music for dancing
Monday, 12th November - Folklore Dancers – 9.30pm
Tuesday, 13th November - Arte Viva - Music for dancing
Wednesday, 14th November – Theatre Dinner – 7.00pm - Raj Restaurant
Wednesday, 14th November - Joao Caracol-Music for dancing
Thursday, 15th November – Theatre Dinner – 7.00pm - Raj Restaurant
Thursday, 15th November - Ilze - Singer
Friday, 16th November - Xico - Guitar
Saturday,17th November - Sandra & Jorge - Music for Dancing
Sunday, 18th November - Presumed Innocent- Dancers -9.30pm
Monday, 19th November - Nuno - Resident Organist
Tuesday, 20th November - Arte Viva - Music for dancing
Wednesday, 21st November - Joao Caracol -Music for dancing
Thursday 22nd November - The Kotland Trio - Music for Dancing
Friday, 23rd November - Xico - Guitar
Saturday, 24th November - Sandra & Jorge- Music for Dancing
Sunday, 25th November - Carlos Pontes - Music for dancing
Monday, 26th November - Folklore Dancers – 9.30pm
Tuesday, 27th November - Arte Viva - Music for dancing
Wednesday, 28th November - Joao Caracol - Music for dancing
Thursday, 29th November - ILZE – Singe
Friday, 30th November - Xico - Guitar

Weekly
Mondays –9.30am - Pilates - Advance Class – Chelb Room
Mondays –11.00am - Pilates – Beginners Class – Chelb Room
Mondays –2.00pm-4.00pm – Middle Eastern Dance – Beginners Class – Raj Restaurant
Wednesdays – 2.00pm – Beginners Bridge - Chelb Room
Wednesday Evenings - 6.00pm - Silver Exhibition - Reception Area
Thursday Evenings - 6.00pm - Pearl Exhibition - Reception Area
Fridays – 9.30am - Pilates - Advance Class - Chelb Room
Fridays – 11.00am - Pilates - Advance Class - Chelb Room
Fridays – 2.00pm – Improvers Bridge - Chelb Room
Fridays – 7.30pm – Duplicate Bridge - Chelb Room
Saturdays – 2.00pm – Social Bridge - Chelb Room
Sunday Evenings - 6.00pm - Silver Exhibition - Reception Area


Fortnightly
Mondays – 11.00am- 1.00pm - Middle Eastern ADVANCED Dancing Classes ( 5th & 19th November)

Monthly
Monthly - First Thursday - 10.30pm - 12.30pm Writing Circle ( 1ST NOVEMBER)

THE FACILITIES AND ENTERTAINMENT FEATURED MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

Monday, 5 November 2007

Dinner Tonight

“Pôr do Sol” Restaurant

MENU

Chef’s Salads

Watercress Soup

*****
Ling Fish with Peach

Medallions of Sea Bass with Cream Sauce

Roast Loin of Pork

Stroganoff with Rice

Oven-Baked Pasta


*****
Selection of Desserts

******

Saturday, 3 November 2007

Days Out - Cova dos Mouros Mining Park

Close to Alcoutim, the Cova dos Mouros Mining Park uses a series of historical reconstructions to tell the story of man’s dedication to the mining and working of metals over a period of five thousand years.

In the course of an open-air walking tour over a distance of roughly one kilometre – a path that your children can also follow on the back of a donkey – you will discover reconstructions of a prehistoric house, with human figures from the period at work, as well as seeing the variety of tools that they used.

This educational park shows the history of the development of mining and metal work in the Algarve. The tour begins in the Chalcolithic period (2500 BC), at a time when man first discovered that by heating and beating copper with a hammer he could transform it into different shapes and make a variety of tools that would facilitate his everyday tasks, such as the saws and axes that have been found here.

Next, you will pass through the Bronze Age (1500 BC) – the period when this alloy of copper and tin was discovered – and then into the Iron Age (8th century BC), when new techniques were introduced for the smelting of ores, such as the use of a north-facing tunnel furnace, which made it possible to take advantage of the winds and achieve higher temperatures.

With the arrival of the Romans in the Iberian Peninsula in the 3rd century BC, the ore began to be mined and worked in open trenches by slaves and criminals sentenced to forced labour. The tour ends with a reconstruction of the period of the Industrial Revolution, through the use of mining trucks, mining sounds, the mouths of mines and other objects that were used at the time and which can now be discovered by those who visit this place.

The whole mining park is situated in a very beautiful natural environment and so it also represents an excellent way of exploring nature, for here, in the midst of a pleasant smell of rock-rose and rosemary, you will see birds of prey hovering overhead, as well as Azure-Winged Magpies, Hoopoes, Woodpeckers, Peacocks, Australian Emus, Sudanese Sheep and African Goats.

More information at http://minacovamouros.sitepac.pt/index_in.html

Monday, 29 October 2007

1st November - Bank Holiday

November, 1st is a Bank Holiday in Portugal.

It is All Saints day.The first All Saints' Day occurred on May 13, 609 (C.E.) when Pope Boniface IV accepted the Pantheon as a gift from the Emperor Phocas. Boniface dedicated it as the Church of Santa Maria Rotonda in honor of the Blessed Virgin and all martyrs. During Pope Gregory III's reign (731-741), the festival was expanded to include all saints and a chapel in St. Peter's church was dedicated accordingly. Pope Gregory IV officially designated the day in 837.

Saturday, 27 October 2007

Second Computer Course


Congratulations to the participants of the Second Computer Course run here at the Hotel Garbe by Kahren Dalton of Protech Training.

Friday, 26 October 2007

Computer Training Success

Our winter workshops started last week, with the one day computer training courses run by Kerhen Dalton of Protech Training.

We were delighted to received these comments


  • The computer training was "10 out of 10""

  • previously used books and friends' input, but this was really hands on""useful for clarification""very good"

  • "Kehren is very patient""

  • As somebody who knew nothing - I found the course very interesting"

  • "A good start to build on

  • "10 out of 10 for Lunch and Training Environment"

  • All delegates said they would recommend Protech Training to their friends and colleagues"

The next computer training courses are taking place on 21st and 22nd November - for more information or to book your place, please telephone 282 320260 or e-mail: info@hotelgarbe.com.

Here are some photos from the first course.




















Thursday, 25 October 2007

Coming up in November

Wednesday, 7th November – Workshop
Introduction to Travel Photography This 4-hour course starts at 9am Have you ever wished you knew more about your camera so that you could take better photographs? This course is designed to help you develop your camera skills and techniques to enable you to create images which capture the real mood and atmosphere of your travel destinations.. Bring along your camera, it’s film or digital and enjoy a fresh approach to your photography. Price per person 40 euros

Monday, 12th and Tuesday, 13th November – Workshop
Introduction to Portuguese Wine This course consists of two 4 hour sessions including lunch giving an excellent opportunity to combine the wines with food. Whether you are a novice or a connoisseur this course is for you. All we ask is that you like wine - in moderation of course - and that you want to enjoy learning more about the subject. A team of wine buffs from WineMine, an established local wine company, will guide you through the finer points of Portuguese wines including: A brief history of Portuguese winemaking. Tasting techniques and other tips for enjoying wine. The Portuguese table wines, districts and grapes; Port wine – the Portuguese legacy….Madeira and Moscatel . By the end of the course a total of 16 table wines and ports will be tasted aiding your understanding and enriching your experience. 120 Euros per person. Includes tasting wine, two lunches and a course certificate.

Monday, 12th November – Workshop
Take Better Family Photos This 4-hour course starts at 9am at the Hotel Garbe. 101 Tips, techniques and ideas to help improve your photographs of people. This is a hands-on workshop so bring along your camera, loaded with films/memory cards and fresh batteries. Most importantly of all, bring along your imagination. The 4 hour course is tutored by Adrian Bell, an experienced wedding and portrait photographer. Price per person is 40 euros.

Tuesday, 13th and Thursday 15th November, 2007– Workshop
Creative Writing This workshop consists of two half day sessions. Why attend a writing workshop? Ask anyone who enjoys writing and they will tell you that as soon as they see one advertised they have their name down. They are certain in the knowledge that either the person holding the event or someone attending it will share something that will be useful to their skills. Novices will benefit the most and those who come out of sheer curiosity to find out what creative writing is all about come away wondering why they never went before. Being able to express your innermost feelings, emotions and even fantasies in this creative form can open up whole new vistas in anybody’s life. It can be cathartic and soothing to ones innermost being just to be able to write down dreams or memories before they fade away and are lost forever. Join Jenny Grainer on a practical and fun course of creative writing and widen your imaginative skills. Write down the history of your family or try children’s stories – is there a novel in you or some practical articles on a subject you know well? There is a market for all subjects – come and discover yours.

Tuesday, 13th November, 2007 – Seminar 18.00 – 20.30
Body Lightening The Seven Secrets of Successful Slimming that will change your life! Can you imagine how it would feel to have the body you really want? Nobody’s perfect – but do you want to rediscover the original you. Would you like weight control to become second nature?If the answer to any of the above is yes, then come and learn to loose weight from head down – and be amazed Introductory Price. €15

Wednesday, 14th and Thursday, 15th November - Raj at Garbe - Theatre Dinners
The Jefferies English Theatre presents. “A MONTH OF SUNDAYS”A comedy with pathos by Bob Larbey 7 -7.30pm. Only 30 Euros per person to include a three course Indian Dinner with Wine and Coffee. Special rate for overnight accommodation - 24 Euros per person per night sharing twin landview room to include

Thursday, 15th November – Literary Event
-Eça de Queiroz Considered one of the greatest novelists of the 19th century José Maria Eça de Queiroz, or simply Eça de Queiroz as he is better known, was born in 1845 in Póvoa de Varzim, a small fishing town, as the illegitimate son of a prominent magistrate. The Maias, one of his best known novels, was written during his 15 years working as a consul in England, a country he often analysed as fiercely as he did his own. On November 15th 2007, Dr. Ana Luísa Vilela, a lecturer at the University of Évora will be at the Hotel Garbe to unveil the author behind the books. Holding a doctorate in Portuguese Literature and having specialised in Queiroz's work.
This is a great opportunity for everyone who wants to take a closer look at Portugal and its society: looking at the past to understand the present..Ticket Price: 34€ (includes lunch)

19th, 20th, 22nd and 23rd November – Workshop
Leisure Painting The workshop consists of four 3 hour sessions. Two of these days will be on the beach painting the unique Portuguese fishing boats. The other two days will be spent painting the scenery on local cliffs, the almond blossom in full flower or other local flora depending upon the season. The course covers the following aspects: - The use of the view finder as a composition helper:- Relation of the basic shapes to the topic: - The use of vertical and horizontal line to determine angles:- Fundamentals of basic drawing; proportions and perspectives: - Initiation to the colour wheel; the theory of colour and exercises: - The importance of shadows; reflected light and reflections: - Values, intensity and use of compliment colours: -- Glazing and washes; soft edges verses hard edges: - How to create harmony: Price per person € 180.00 You may work with any media and provide your own materials. For an additional € 20 you will be supplied with a canvas board, and brushes and acrylics.

Wednesday, 21st November Workshop
Introduction to Travel Photography This 4-hour course starts at 9am. Have you ever wished you knew more about your camera so that you could take better photographs? This course is designed to help you develop your camera skills and techniques to enable you to create images which capture the real mood and atmosphere of your travel destinations.. Bring along your camera, it’s film or digital and enjoy a fresh approach to your photography. Price per person 40 euros

Wednesday, 21st November, 2007 – Workshop
Computer Training Become proficient with e-mails, managing your files & folders, surfing the net and word processing. One Day Course. 4 Hrs Training by MS Master Instructor Lunch included Cost per Person: 90 Euros

Monday, 26th November – Workshop
Take Better Family Photos This 4-hour course starts at 9am at the Hotel Garbe. 101 Tips, techniques and ideas to help improve your photographs of people. This is a hands-on workshop so bring along your camera, loaded with films/memory cards and fresh batteries. Most importantly of all, bring along your imagination. The 4 hour course is tutored by Adrian Bell, an experienced wedding and portrait photographer. Price per person is 40 euros.


Saturday, 1st December, 2007 - Annual Christmas Fair
Make sure you visit the Algarve’s best Christmas Craft and Gift Fair More than 50 stand-holders selling a wide selection of crafts, Christmas gifts, clothing, home furnishings, books, , beauty therapy and much, much more. Doors open to the public 11am – 5pm

11.30am and 3.00pm - Christmas Carol Singing with Silves Keep Fit for Charity Club.

11.00am-5.00pm - Don’t miss Santa on the first floor – who will be there to find out what you want for Christmas.

12.30-8.00pm - Indian Curry Buffet - 14 Euros per person Restaurant Por do Sol

10-4pm - Taste of Christmas Bar Snacks include Pasties from the Cornish Range - Bar Boa Vista
Entry Free

Monday, 22 October 2007

What to do in the Algarve - Sailing Kayak Tours

Hobie Pedal/ Sailing Kayak Tours
A Fun Day For Family & Friends
.
On The Clear Waters Of The Ria Formosa Natural Nature Park On The Most Stable Kayaks Worldwide. 1 /2 Person Kayaks Available

A Nature Lovers & Bird Watchers Paradise.

The kayak tours take place on the Ria Formosa, a natural park that’s a permanently changing lagoon system approx 60k long,

It consists of sandy islands separated by natural inlets and channels ideal for exploration on our kayaks.

There is an abundance of wildlife both in the air and the waters of the Ria Formosa, as well as the local people going about there daily tasks as they have done for hundreds of years still unchanged.

Click here for more information

Sunday, 21 October 2007

Coming up - Body Lightening


Tuesday 13th November - 18.00 – 20.30

The Seven Secrets of Successful Slimming
that will change your life !


Can you imagine how it would feel to have the body
you really want?

Nobody’s perfect – but do you want to rediscover the original you.

Would you like weight control to become second nature?

If the answer to any of the above is yes, then come
and learn to loose weight from head down – and be amazed!

For more details details or to book now call Jan Russell,
on 937305585 or e-mail me at karmicdoctorahoo.co.uk.

Dr. Jan Russell trained with Paul Mckenna and is a
Master Practitioner in NLP. She is a partner in
Insight Life and Business Solutions

Introductory Price. €15

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Learn Bridge at the Hotel Garbe

– New Classes –

New Beginners and Improvers classes starting mid- November with FINOLA GIBSON.
You can learn every step of the way from opening bids, to strip and end plays:-

· Opening bids, suit bids, response and no trump bids.
· Competition and the reasons and ways behind it.
· Big hand bidding
· Patterns of play including how tricks are won, the finesse, establishing a long suit, when to pull and delay trumps.
· Defensive and advanced play.
Plus much more.…..….

BEGINNERS BRIDGE
Every WEDNESDAY - 2.00.Pm

IMPROVERS BRIDGE
Every FRIDAY - 2.00 pm


For more information please contact Finola Gibson
on telephone 282 312873 – ( answer machine leave message)
or finola@sapo.pt

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

FREEMASONS AID ONCOLOGY UNIT - FARO

Contributed


On Monday 8th October the Worshipful Master Eddy de Bie and Brother John Gilbert from The Lodge of Discoveries No.9409 of the English Freemasons in the Algarve had the pleasure of handing over a cheque for 2.000€ to the Representative of the “Associação Oncológica do Algarve” (AOA), Sra. Maria de Lurdes Pereira at the Hotel Garbe in Armacão de Pera.

As is customary within Freemasonry the Worshipful Master chooses a charity to which he wishes to donate funds. Which, with the help of the Brethren and their Ladies is raised through various events organized during his year in office, i.e. B:B:Q, Lunches and the high light of the year, the Ladies Night held at the Hotel Garbe, which went with a bang thanks to the professionalism of the Management and Staff.

The Worshipful Master Eddy de Bie chose to support the Cancer Research Unit in Faro as the charity for his year in office. The AOA is currently building a hostel in Faro, near the Radiotherapy Unit, where patients coming from different parts of the region may stay whilst undergoing radiotherapy treatment, therefore this cheque will be put to good use supporting this project.

Without the help and support of his fellow Masons he could not have achieved raising this sum of money and he wishes to thank all and everyone for their combined efforts. Sra. Maria de Lurdes Pereira expressed her admiration for the charitable work that the English Freemasons in the Algarve are currently engaged in and gave heartfelt thanks on behalf of the Associação Oncológica do Algarve for this wonderful donation and assured that it will be faithfully applied by the AOA.

Tuesday, 9 October 2007

Thank you for your feedback

Sent: domingo, 7 de Outubro de 2007 17:08
To:
mail@hotelgarbe.com
Subject: Mr & Mrs Roberts Visit

Both my wife and I wanted to send a note to express our sincerest thanks for making our first holiday together in 5 years such a wonderful experience.

Your hotel was recommended by a colleague at my wife's company and it was a holiday we were so looking forward to.

The location was perfect, our room (303) had a balcony where we could look over the pool and ocean, you provided a refrigerator no sooner than we had requested and the service from the maid through to the bar, restaurant and reception was always accommodating and attentive.

The choice of food at breakfast and dinner was excellent with service being first class.

We enjoyed the experience so much we will be booking again this coming week and hope to be back in May joining many of your other guest's who, like us, have found the Garbe to be everything you would want in a holiday.

We look forward to our next visit.

Regards

John & Jane Roberts
Guest's from 27th September 07 thru 4th October 07

Monday, 8 October 2007

Theatre Dinner - 14th and 15th November, 2007

THE JEFFERIES ENGLISH THEATRE
Presents
“A MONTH OF SUNDAYS”
A comedy with pathos by Bob Larbey

7.00 pm
Only 30,00 Euros per person
3 Course Indian Dinner with Wine and Coffee
Don’t miss it book now.


DIRECTED BY SUZANNE JEFFERIES
with
Suzanne Jefferies
Victor Graham
John Griffiths
Diane Cantilon Ings
Patricia Nascimento
Jack Towers

Wednesday 14th & Thursday 15th November 2007

Phone Vicki at Hotel Garbe, Armação de Pêra
Tel.282 320260 Fax: 282 315087
E-Mail hotelgarbe@mail.telepac.pt Web:-www.hotel garbe.com

Saturday, 6 October 2007

Literary Event - Thursday, 15th November, 2007


Eça de Queiroz

Considered one of the greatest novelists of the 19th century José Maria Eça de Queiroz, or simply Eça de Queiroz as he is better known, was born in 1845 in Póvoa de Varzim, a small fishing town, as the illegitimate son of a prominent magistrate.
Author of several novels, most translated into English, Eça published great works of literature, some of which would not go into print until after his death in 1900. Among others The Maias, one of his best known novels, was written during his 15 years working as a consul in England, a country he often analysed as fiercely as he did his own.

A great observer and a critic, Eça’s writing is stylish but not heavy. With a great dosage of humour and a pinch of cynicism, his novels and texts are far from belonging in the past. While reading his work one realises, almost shockingly, that the past is still happening today.


Find out more

On November 15th 2007, Dr. Ana Luísa Vilela, a lecturer at the University of Évora will be at the Hotel Garbe to unveil the author behind the books. Holding a doctorate in Portuguese Literature and having specialised in Queiroz's work, Dr. Ana Vilela has published various articles about this author in Portugal and abroad.

This is a great opportunity for everyone who wants to take a closer look at Portugal and its society: looking at the past to understand the present. For those of you who are already familiar with Eça’s works – and many books have been sold here in the Algarve – this is an excellent opportunity to learn a bit more.


Times as follows:

10.30am: Introduction and documentary about Eça de Queiroz
12.30pm: Lunch
2pm: Talk about Eça's life and work followed by time for discussion and questions.


Ticket Price: 34€ (includes lunch) - available from Magna Carta Bookshop
Tel. 282 496 001
**Booking in advance is necessary.
Please book your place at the event by 5th November.**