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Thursday, 31 January 2008

Bridge Tournament - 27th February, 2008

Harry Aberson Memorial Bridge Tournament

On

Wednesday 27th February 2008
at
2.00pm
Hotel Garbe, Armacao de Pera

With
Afternoon Tea


Miniature Canapés
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Croquettes
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Mixed Rissoles
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Meatballs
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Tea , Coffee
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Beer, Soft Drinks,Water
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€:10.00

PRIZES FOR 1st & 2nd - PLUS SPOT PRIZES

Tournament Director – Finola Gibson

Please book with FINOLA GIBSON on 282 312 873 ( tel & fax )

Swim for Shoes 2007/2008 Contributed

Very many thanks to everyone who organised and took part in 'Swim for Shoes' on Christmas and New Year's Day.

All the hard work of the organisers and the courage of the swimmers are very much appreciated by the teenagers and staff at the Gaivota home.

This year the magnificent sum of 1745,65 Euros was raised, and the Amigos das Criancas will make sure that this money is passed over to the Gaivota throughout the year to purchase shoes.

Peta Birch - Amigos das Criancas - 29th January, 2008.

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Theatre Dinners - March, 2008


A BENEF*ACTORS PRODUCTION
“Love, Sex and Other Disasters”
(FOUR SHORT COMEDIES)

“SOUVENIRS”
by Jules Tasca
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“SNOCKY”
by Jules Tasca
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“NICK and WENDY”
by Renée Taylor & Joseph Bologna
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“BLACK AND SILVER”
by Michael Frayn
With
John Mountford, Nicki Moran, Thomas Hartman
Cathy Morris
On
Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th March 2008
7.30 pm
3 Course Indian Dinner with Wine and Coffee

30,00 Euros per person
Don’t miss it book now.
Tel.282 320260 - Fax: 282 315087 - E-Mail:
mail@hotelgarbe.com

Monday, 28 January 2008

Carnival this weekend in Armacao de Pera

Next weekend is Carnival Weekend.
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On Sunday, 3rd and Tuesday, 5th there will be a Carnival Parade in Armação de Pêra
Leaving the football ground at 3.00pm the parade passes the main avenue of Armação de Pêra.
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Not to be missed.....

Sunday, 27 January 2008

What's On - February, 2008


"BAR BOA VISTA” – 9.00PM

Friday, 1st Xico - Guitar Player
Saturday, 2nd Sandra & Jorge- Music For Dancing
Sunday, 3rd Carlos Pontes - Music For Dancing
Monday, 4th Sing Along With Rita - 9.00 - 9.30pm
Monday, 4th Folklore Dancers – 9.30pm
Tuesday, 5th Nuno - Resident Organist
Wednesday, 6th João - Caracol - Music For Dancing
Thursday, 7th Nuno - Resident Organist
Friday, 8th Xico - Guitar Player
Saturday, 9th Sandra & Jorge- Music For Dancing
Sunday, 10th Presumed Innocent - Dancers
Monday, 11th Sing Along With Rita - 9.00 - 9.30pm
Monday, 11th Nuno - Resident Organist
Tuesday, 12th Arte Viva - Music For Dancing
Wednesday,13th Nuno - Resident Organist
Thursday, 14th The Kotland Trio - Music For Dancing
Friday,15th Xico - Guitar Player
Saturday, 16th Sandra & Jorge- Music For Dancing
Sunday, 17th Carlos Pontes - Music For Dancing
Monday, 18th Sing Along With Rita - 9.00 - 9.30pm
Monday, 18th Folklore Dancers – 9.30pm
Tuesday, 19th Nuno - Resident Organist
Wednesday,20th João Caracol - Music For Dancing
Thursday, 21st - Ilze - Singer
Friday, 22nd - Xico - Guitar Player
Saturday, 23rd Sandra & Jorge- Music For Dancing
Sunday, 24th Preseumed Innocent - Dancers
Monday, 25th Sing Along With Rita - 9.00 - 9.30pm
Monday25th Nuno - Resident Organist
Tuesday 26th Arte Viva - Music For Dancing
Wednesday,27th Nuno - Resident Organist
Thursday, 28th The Kotland Trio - Music For Dancing
Friday, 29th Xico - Guitar Player


HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY FROM 6.00 TO 8.00PM -40% - discount on all drinks

Weekly

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

Mondays –11.00am - Pilates – Beginners Class – 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 – 7.30pm – Duplicate Bridge - Chelb Room

Saturdays – 2.00pm – Social Bridge - Chelb Room

Sunday Evenings - 6.00pm - Silver Exhibition - Reception Area

Mondays (18/02) – 11.00am- 1.00pm - Middle Eastern ADVANCED Dancing Classes
Monday (18/02) –2.00pm-4.00pm – Middle Eastern Dance – Beginners Class – Raj Restaurant

The facilities and entertainment featured may change without notice

Thursday, 24 January 2008

Press Cutting from Scotland

We were delighted to receive this press cutting from Scotland in this mornings post. The reproduction is not easy to read - please see below, where we have reprinted it.



Graham Players – drawing the crowds in The Algarve.

Remember The Graham Players? For an amazing 38 years, starting in the mid fifties they entertained Ayr residents and summer visitors with a variety of performances in Ayr’s Civic Theatre.

Until the mid-nineties when the lovely little theatre was closed they brought light comedy and mystery week after week, introducing to Ayr plays by renowned writers, and a wide range of actors, some well known, some new to the stage – to delight audiences and to play to full houses night after night during their summer season.

In celebration of Ayr 800 in 2005 Ayr Arts Guild invited the two founders of the company Victor Graham and Suzanne Jefferies to return to Ayr, where they staged ‘Old-World’, a light comedy ideally suited to their unique performing style. The event was, predictably, a sell-out – and Victor and Suzanne, who each live in Portugal for six months every year returned to the Algarve – elated, but convinced their last performing ties with their Ayr audiences were completed.

Not so – for a group of six ‘Graham Groupies’ got together shortly before Christmas and flew to Portugal to enjoy once more the talents of the hard-working duo – now in their mature years, but still drawing the crowds!

Re-named ‘The Jefferies English Theatre’ the duo regularly plays to ex-pats living in Portugal, and to holidaymakers. Their plays are regularly performed in Hotel Garbe, Armaco de Pera – a delightful hotel situated on the Atlantic beach near Albufeira. And when the Ayr contingent arrived they were greeted in the hotel foyer by a familiar sight –a board featuring Victor and Sue’s photographs, details of the play ‘A Month Of Sundays’ – and a huge ‘Sold Out’ sign!

Suzanne directs and acts in the play enjoyed by the group, and Victor rolls back the years, acting with his usual humour a grumpy old man, while looking years younger than the - 70-ish man he portrays. And Suzanne? Well – she sings – and we all remember just what that sounds like! An amiable cleaner doomed to put up with Victor’s grumpiness as she ‘does’ his room she makes the audience laugh out loud, then rushes off stage to do her main job – directing the five-strong cast.

The ‘Graham Groupies’ comprised Michael Hitchon, who organised the trip – Margaret Miller, Pat Crook, Les and Margaret Flannigan and Anne McNair. All enjoyed the play, the chance to meet up with Victor and Suzanne, the sunshine, good food and of course some heady port wine!

There are regular opportunities to enjoy The Jefferies English Theatre experience – contact Jane at Hotel Garbe on 282 320 260 if you’d like a nostalgic theatre trip, plus an on-the-beach sunshine break. Maybe this autumn? It will be an enjoyable trip, and that’s a certainty!

Carnival Dinner - Saturday, 2nd February

Fancy Dress Buffet Dinner


Restaurant Pôr do Sol -7.00.pm/19.00 Hrs
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Chef’s Salads
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Cream of Carrot Soup
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Tuna Fish with Bearnaise Sauce
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Hake Medallions with Orange
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Little Steaks with Mushroom Sauce
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Stuffed Loin of Pork
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Oven-Baked Pasta
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Smoked Ham
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Selection of Desserts
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House Wine Included
€:20.00 p.p. iva incl.



FANCY DRESS PARTY & DANCING TO LIVE MUSIC IN THE BAR
AT 9.00 pm
PRIZE FOR THE BEST OUTFIT
Don’t miss it book now!

Monday, 21 January 2008

Hotel Garbe Valentine's Quiz – Win a weekend for two




1. Which city is described as ‘the most romantic city in the world’?


2. What is the traditional flower associated with St Valentine’s Day?


3. In a recent poll, which film was voted the most romantic film of all time?


4. Who stars in the film ‘ Shirley Valentine’?


5. Which building in New York lights up a red heart on St Valentine’s Day?


6. When Valentine’s day falls on a leap year, what are women traditionally said to be allowed do?


7. Which female actress stars in the romantic comedy ‘When Harry met Sally?’


8. What actor starred in the romantic comedy ‘Sleepless in Seattle’?


9. The film ‘Casanova’ is set in which Italian city?


10. What is the term when a male and female each pay for their own meals on a date?


11. What famous play did Shakespeare write which featured two ‘star crossed lovers’ and ended up being a tragic love story?


12. How many red roses would usually be sent in a bunch of flowers to celebrate Valentine’s Day?


Send your answers by e-mail to info@hotelgarbe.com before 3.00pm on 14th Feburary, 2008 - all correct entries will be placed in a draw. The first one drawn will win a weekend for two in the Hotel Garbe.

Saturday, 19 January 2008

Coming up - Shrove Tuesday


PANCAKE RACES

Tuesday 5 February 2008
PANCAKE RACES - On the beach

At 10.30 am
On the beach in front of the Hotel Garbe, Armacao de Pera

Races for all ages - €1.00 per race

Races for little toddlers, big toddlers and children of all ages!
Mums and Dads and Grandparents too!

Prizes for every Winner

Afterwards pancakes, with all sorts of

delicious sweet and savoury fillings, will be served
in the Hotel Bar Boavista

Sweet filling - €1.50 each - Savoury filling - € 2.50 each
All proceeds from the event will go towards the APAA speying and neutering campaign.

All Welcome!!
For more details please phone Jane on 282 320260 or Jenny Tucker on 91 9041903.

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Valentines Day Dinner


Celebrate Valentines Day
at the Hotel Garbe



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


Buffet Dinner to include wine is 20 Euros per person:-

Selection of Salads

Bouillabaisse” Fish Soup
Quiche Lorraine

Portuguese Smoked Ham

Fillets of Sole poached in White Wine

Fillets of Hake “Florentine”
Loin Medallions “Romeo and Juliet”

Selection of Romantic Desserts

The rate to stay in the Hotel in February is 48 Euros for a twin landview room, or 68 for a twin seaview room - rates include breakfast and afternoon tea and biscuits.


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

Monday, 14 January 2008

SPECIAL WINTER TARIFF

February, 2008
Twin/Double Landview - Two People 48.00 Euros
Twin/Double Landview - Single Occupancy 36.00 Euros
Twin/Double Seaview - Two People 68.00 Euros
Twin/Double Seaview - Single Occupancy 53.00 Euros
Single Landview 33,00 Euros
Superior Double Seaview - Two People (115, 215, 315) 74.00 Euros
Executive Double Seaview -Two People 80.00 Euros
West Wing Corner Double Seaview – Two People (120,220,320,108,208,308) 90,00 Euros

March, 2008
Twin/Double Landview - Two People 52.00 Euros
Twin/Double Landview - Single Occupancy 42.00 Euros
Twin/Double Seaview - Two People 74.00 Euros
Twin/Double Seaview - Single Occupancy 61.00 Euros
Single Landview 39.00 Euros
Superior Double Seaview - Two People (115, 215, 315)82.00 Euros
Executive Double Seaview -Two People 88.00 Euros
West Wing Corner Double Seaview – Two People(120,220,320,108,208,308) 98.00 Euros

• All rates are per room per night and include buffet breakfast and afternoon tea and biscuits.

• Half Board (includes wine) 20.00 € per person per day (not applicable for special events.)

• Half board Promotion
Pre book between 7 and 13 dinners per person and you will be entitled to a reduction of 10%.

Pre book 14 or more dinners per person and you will be entitled to a reduction of 20%.

www.hotelgarbe.com

Painting Pots

Every Monday during the month of January a number of our "regulars" get together to paint. Here are some photographs of the session this morning.



Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Pirates of the Algarve - contributed


Bird flu restrictions did not stop a flock of parrots descending on the Hotel Garbe over Christmas to check out the scene for their masters as the Pirates of the Algarve invaded the restaurant and bar.

Aided by treasure chests and strobe light swords they swash buckled their way down the gang plank to entertain the guests over dinner and during the judging.

Two hotel guests were press-ganged into service for the choosing of the best dressed Pirate and Piratess. A difficult choice with a cutlass held at the throat but eventually the Audience came to the rescue with the clap-o-meter and peace restored with the invaders heading off to get hung over on their bounty.

Twin brothers got so enthusiastic earlier in the evening that their pirate antics had to be confined to bed, but not before they had taken the prizes for the best junior costumes.



If you did not get a chance to join the party at Christmas, watch out during the carnival season in February, there might be a pirate or two still lurking at the Garbe!!

Jeanette Elliot
January, 2008

Saturday, 5 January 2008

Swim for Shoes, 1st January, 2008

Congratulations and thanks to all those who participated in the Annual Swim for Shoes on New Years Day on the beach in front of the Hotel Garbe either by paddling or getting totally immersed in the sea !



There were some excellent Fancy Dress costumes with the whole event providing a spectacular sight for all those watching




We are delighted to say that the total of donations raised to date from the swims on Christmas Day and New Years Day is the highest total yet - €1754 which will all be used to buy new shoes for children in care.




A very special thanks everyone who made a donation including the members of the Classic Car Club for their very generous donation .





To see more photos see go to

Thursday, 3 January 2008

What's On - January, 2008

"BAR BOA VISTA” – 9.00PM
Friday, 4th January 2008 - Xico - Guitar
Saturday, 5th January 2008 - Sandra & Jorge- Music for Dancing
Sunday, 6th January 2008 - Carlos Pontes - Music for Dancing
Monday, 7th January 2008 - Folklore Dancers – 9.30pm
Tuesday, 8th January 2008 - Arte Viva - Music for Dancing
Wednesday, 9th January 2008 - João Caracol-Music for Dancing
Thursday 10th January 2008 - Ilze – Singer
Friday, 11th January 2008 - December - Xico – Guitar
Saturday, 12th January 2008 - Sandra & Jorge- Music for Dancing
Sunday, 13th January 2008 – Presumed Innocent - Dancers
Monday, 14th January 2008 - Nuno - Resident Organist
Tuesday, 15th January 2008 - Arte Viva - Music for Dancing
Wednesday, 16th January 2008 - João Caracol - Music for Dancing
Thursday, 17th January 2008 - The Kotland Trio – Music for Dancing
Friday, 18th January 2008 - Xico – Guitar Player
Saturday, 19th January 2008 - Sandra & Jorge- Music for Dancing
Sunday, 20th January 2008 - Carlos Pontes - Music for Dancing
Monday, 21st January 2008 - Folklore Dancers – 9.30pm
Tuesday 22nd January 2008 - Arte Viva - Music for Dancing
Wednesday, 23rd January 2008- João Caracol - Music for Dancing
Thursday 24th January 2008 - - Ilze – Singer
Friday, 25th January 2008 - Xico – Guitar Player
Saturday, 26th January 2008 - Sandra & Jorge- Music for Dancing
Sunday, 27th January 2008 - Presumed Innocent - Dancers
Monday, 28th January 2008 - Nuno - Resident Organist
Tuesday 29th January 2008 - Arte Viva - Music for Dancing
Wednesday, 30th January 2008- João Caracol - Music for Dancing
Thursday, 31st January 2008 - The Kotland Trio – Music for Dancing

BAR “BOA VISTA” – 9.00pm

HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY FROM 6.00 TO 8.00PM
40% - discount on all drinks



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
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 ( 7th & 21st January 2008)

The facilities and entertainment featured may change without notice

Wednesday, 2 January 2008

New for 2008 - Photography Competition

For the whole of 2008 we are running a Photography Competition.

Entrants will have the possibility to win a weekend for two at the Hotel Garbe.

Each month a photo will be selected as photo of the month and next January these photos will be judged to select the photo of the year.

Photo Competition Terms and Conditions

The terms and conditions of entry for this competition are as follow:

· Closing date for entries is on the last day of each month.

· The competition is open to all whether professional or amateur.

· All images submitted - must have been taken in Armacao de Pera and be the work of the photographer submitting them.

· It is the responsibility of each photographer to ensure that any images they submit have been taken with the permission of the subject and do not infringe either national laws or local by-laws.
· Copyright in all images submitted for this competition remains with their respective photographers but the Hotel Garbe reserves the right to feature any or all of the submitted images on its web sites and or publicity. The photographers of any images so featured will be fully credited.


. Digitally manipulation is not allowed.

· When photographing people, please make sure you have their permission for their photo to be published. Please make sure you have written permission from the parents of any minors before you take any photos of them.

. Please state clearly where and when each photograph was taken.


· Please send photos by e-mail to mail@hotelgarbe.com

The winner each month wins a two-night, bed and breakfast stay for two people at the Hotel Garbe – subject to availability.

The photos each month will be posted on
http://picasaweb.google.com/HotelGarbe

Coming up - Gardens, Wine, Writing - a few places available

11th, 12th, 13th and 14th February, 2008 - Garden Design and Appreciation

Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th February, 2008 – Creative Writing

18th, 19th, 20th and 21st February – Plants and Flowers of Southern Europe

Monday, 10th and Tuesday, 11th March – Introduction to Portuguese Wine

For more information, or to book your place please send e-mail to info@hotelgarbe.com

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Happy New Year

We thought you would like to see some of the dishes on the buffet table at for our Gala Dinner last nights.