Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Hotel Garbe Christmas Programme

Tuesday, 23rd December, 2008
Mulled Wine, Mince Pies and Carol Singing
Welcome Buffet Dinner with wine
Dancing to Live Music in Bar Boa Vista

Wednesday, 24th December, 2008
Buffet Breakfast
Afternoon Tea and Cakes
Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner with our Resident Organist
Dancing to Live Music in Bar Boa Vista

Thursday, 25th December, 2008
Special Christmas Day buffet breakfast with Bucks Fizz
Christmas Day Dip in Sea for Charity followed by Hot toddies 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

Friday, 26th December, 2008
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

Saturday, 27th December, 2008
Buffet Breakfast

Price: 398 Euros per person in twin room

Single Supplement per night 14 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 at

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Coming up – Computer "Byte Size" Workshops

TUESDAY 13TH MAY EXCEL WORKSHOP 2 hours + coffee €49
10 am to 12 noon – learn how to..
Do simple calculations, show important figures, create a chart etc…

3 hours + coffee €75
10 am to 1.00pm learn how to...
book those flights/holidays, theatre tickets, cinema tickets, or find out “What´s On” and Know how to send those emails
add contacts to your address books and keep your computer working efficiently.

THURSDAY 15TH MAY WORD WORKSHOP 2 hrs + coffee € 49
10 am to 12 noon – learn how to..
Create a newsletter with columns, a table, insert picture/clipart etc.

Phone Kehren on 282 083751 to book your place.

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Company Christmas Parties

Why not hold your Company Christmas Party in the Algarve?

Following the success of our 2007 Company Christmas Parties, we are once offering our Christmas Party menu to Companies who would like to combine their Company Christmas Party with a few days in the Algarve -

What's included

2 nights accommodation and buffet breakfast
3 course dinner with coffee
Wine with your meal
Hats and Crackers

68 Euros per person sharing twin room.

Extra nights
Single 34 Euros per night
Double/Twin 44 Euros per room per night

Prices include buffet breakfast.

For more information or to make a reservation e-mail

tel;00 351 282 320260

Monday, 21 April 2008

Fashion Show Success

The models from the AFPOP Fashion Show that took place here last Thursday. Our congratulations and thanks to all that participated.

Royal British Legion April Lunch

The monthly Royal British Legion lunch took place last Wednesday. The Algarve Sub-Branch now has a membership of 150 and meets the 3rd. Wednesday of every month at Hotel Garbe for lunch. All visiting RBL members are welcome and please join us in the Bar for pre-lunch drinks at mid-day. For more information please contact Mr. Peter Wilkinson at

Monday, 7 April 2008

Photography Competition - March, 2008 Winner

Our Judge, Adrian Bell, an experienced wedding and portrait photographer, once again had a difficult task to decide on the winning photograph - our congratulations to Mr. John Oliver who has won a weekend for two in the Hotel Garbe for his entry.

Adrian Comments: A stunningly beautiful sunset. Wouldn't you just love to be experiencing the peace and relaxation invoked by this scene?

Adrian also commended:

"This is a highly original composition. Bright and colourful. Abstract and yet contains familiar objects. The image draws you in as you attempt to discover the detailed points of interest of which there are many. As Rolf Harris would say, "Can you see what it is yet?"

By the way, this image probably should be displayed upright - look for the tables and chairs - but leaving it landscape probably adds to the mystery. "

Our thanks to everyone who participated in our March Photography Competition - all the entries can be seen here.

Adrian Bell is an experienced wedding and portrait photographer and is Director of Hi-ImpactPhotography.Com here in the Algarve. The company specialises in Commercial Images for the Real Estate industry creating high quality photography that sells property.

We are looking forward to receiving the Entries for the April competition - closing date - 30th April, 2008. For more information please click here

Thursday, 3 April 2008

6º International Festival of Sculpture in Sand (Fiesa 2008)

Hollywood is the theme of 6th International Festival of Sculpture in Sand - FIESA 2008, taking place in Pera this summer.

Preparations are already on the way, this year visitors will be able to enjoy the most beautiful scenes of the films of Hollywood, Fiction, mood and fancy are some of the ingredients that will be represented in sand, Charlie Chaplin, Marlyn Monroe, and King Kong are just a few of the stars.

Open in every day from 22nd May until 22nd October, between 10h00 and 24h00.

For more information please see

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

AFPOP Fashion Show and Lunch - 17th April, 2008


Don't miss the Fi-Line Fashion Show and buffet lunch on 17th April in Hotel Garbe, Armação de Pêra

The fashion show will begin at 11.30am. Coffee will be available from 11am and the bar will also be open during the show.

Fiona will open her shop (which is in Armacao de Pera) early after lunch for interested purchasers!

€20 for members €22 non-members. Please contact me to book your places .

Hope to see you there. . . .

Carole Fairs,
Alcantarilha Area Organiser
Email Mob: 966 571 639 Tel: 282 312 079

Coming up - Creative Writing Workshop

26th and 27th April, 2008

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. €:65.00

Don't miss it - for more information or to book tel: 282 320260 or send e-mail to: