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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


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Selection of Desserts

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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