Thursday, 28 August 2008

Thank you for your messages

-----Original Message-----
From: claire
Sent: quarta-feira, 27 de Agosto de 2008 19:32
Subject: Recent Algarve Golfing Holiday

Hi Helen

We had a wonderful holiday and my husband really enjoyed the golf. The hotel was fabulous and the resort just what we wanted. We will definitely be returning next year and will be in touch nearer the time.

Thanks for a wonderful stay.

Kind regards


Monday, 25 August 2008

Putting the ‘Living’ Back Into Life! - Workshop

‘What’s Next?’
Putting the ‘Living’ Back Into Life!

November 11 and 12

If you get a feeling that thereʼs something missing from your life in Portugal, hereʼs an important opportunity for you!

Stephanie Philp, an internationally recognised trainer and coach based in New Zealand, will be presenting ‘What’s Next?’ A two-day programme for people who want to live a life of passion and purpose.

Stephanie trains and works extensively with people who want to find their mission in life and live in a way that fits with their important values.

She has developed a two-day training programme called, ‘What’s Next?’ It’s been especially created to help you systematically design the future you want:

‣ Discover your purpose or mission in life.
‣ Identify your values, what motivates you.
‣ Set a goal that aligns with your mission using a unique process.
‣ Create your own resourceful emotional and physical states, instantly.
‣ Develop new state-of-the-art skills for maintaining great relationships.
‣ How your brain works - and how to programme it for success.
‣ Plus much, much more!

Places on the course are limited to ensure you get personal attention. Follow-up coaching is
also available. Bookings are essential. To find out more visit: and download a free brochure.

Dates: 11th and 12th November 2008 - 9.00 am - 5.30 pm
Investment: 215 € Basic, 230 € Premium
Trainer: Stephanie Philp.
Venue: Hotel Garbe 8365-909 Armação de Pêra (
Web site:
Portugal contact: Julie Adcock
Email: Phone: 289-842-462

Sunday, 24 August 2008

Coming up in Lagoa - Roses for the Mediterranean Climate


Illustrated talk by Michael Marriott of David Austin Roses

Michael Marriott is one of Britain’s leading rose growers. He has been surrounded by roses for the past 25 years in his work as Technical Manager at David Austin Roses UK.

Tuesday September 9th 2008
11.00am - Convento Sao Jose, Lagoa, Algarve

All Welcome

5 euro admission for non-members
Further information - Rosie Peddle Tel. 289 791 869

Friday, 22 August 2008

Royal British Legion August Lunch

A few photographs from yesterdays Royal British Legion Lunch. Visiting members or indeed any serving or retired member of HM Forces are welcome at the monthly lunch which takes place on the third Wednesday of the month. Please contact Peter Wilkinson 289791699 (e-mail )

More photographs can be seen at

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Tonight - Bar Boa Vista


Dutch born singer - style ranges from the sweetest melodies of a love song to the forceful powerful tones of a ballad or rock song.
Not to be missed.

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Going out for the day?


· Chicken or Meat Sandwich

· Ham or Cheese Sandwich

· Hard Boiled Egg

· Slice of Homemade Cake

· Cheese and Biscuits

· Seasonal Fruit

· Fruit Juice

· Mineral Water

Don't Miss - White Night - Loule - 30th August, 2008

On 30th August, the innovative “White Night” event will be back in the city of Loulé: in the shop windows, at the Cerca do Convento and in the streets.
Shops will be open till midnight adorned in white and with their windows decorated in due style. Jewellery shops, shoe shops and others will have special discounts for those wearing white.
The Cerca do Convento, in the central part of the city, will be transformed into an idyllic setting, recalling a gigantic living room where white is the common element, connecting different elements.
Over 50 artists – jugglers, fire-eaters, living statues, clowns, magicians and entertainers, all clad in white, will be bringing the event to life.
There will also be art on show with an exhibition by street artists, some painting live, and an exhibition of white graffiti on canvas.
Admission is free, but the organisers, on behalf of the local authority, appeal to everyone to wear white, as requested.

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Monthly Writing Circle

Jenny Grainer, a professional journalist who runs the Creative Writing Course is leading a Monthly Writing Circle at the Hotel Garbe.

The Writing Circle will meet every first Thursday of the month (commencing on Thursday, 4th September) from 10.30am-12.30pm. All welcome.

For more information please contact Jenny Grainer on 282 381201.

Monday, 18 August 2008

Thank you for your comments

Sent: sábado, 16 de Agosto de 2008 17:47
Subject: Our holiday

We have now just returned to a rather cold England following a fantastic holiday again at the Garbe.

We would like to thank you for all your help including arranging the taxi transfer which went smoothly.

Also we would also like to express our thanks to the hotel staff, many who we remember from past visits. They all act professionally and as usual were more than helpful.

We will be back again in two years time for our fifth visit and will be looking forward to it.



Theatre Dinner - 5th, 6th and 7th November



by David Ives

by A.R.Gurney

by Lyndon Brook
John Mountford
Barbara Mountford
Thomas Hartmann
Cathy Morris

5th , 6th , 7th November 2008
7.00 for 7.30 pm
3 Course Indian Dinner with Wine and Coffee
€30 per person
Don’t miss it book now!
Tel.282 320260 - Fax: 282 315087 - :

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

July Photography Competition

Congratulations to Jamie Davis who is the winner of our July Photography Competition.

Our Judge, Adrian Bell, an experienced wedding and portrait photographer comments:- No 22 the Lizard??? is my favourite because the photographer has taken the effort to look for colour and composition by going in close on the subject. Also it is a technically proficient image with the central subject in focus but the background out of focus and therefore less distracting and so emphasising the subject even more.

Image no. 20 of the palm is worthy of note because it is a strong composition, silhouetted against a beautiful sky beach.

Our thanks to everyone who participated in the July Photography Competition - click here to see all the entries.

Also thanks to Adrian Bell for judging each month. Adrian is an experienced wedding and portrait photographer and is Director of 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 August competition - closing date - 31st August, 2008. For more information please click here

Monday, 11 August 2008

Fatacil, 2008

Fatacil is back in Lagoa this month. - 22nd - 31st August, 2008.

It is a major fair of handicrafts, tourism, agriculture, commerce and industry in the Algarve.

The music is one of the high points of the event, as is the sampling of the best of regional gastronomy at the eateries.

Opening hours are from 4pm until 1am.

Contacts:Tel.: 282 353 453

Friday, 8 August 2008

Places to Visit - Monchique Mountains

An area of dramatic hills about 20 minutes by car from Armacao de Pera, the Monchique region is one where nature and traditional Portuguese culture thrive together.

Enjoy the green hills, pure air, tranquillity and dramatic views from the highest point (just over 900metres) in the Algarve - Foia.

Visit the spa village of Caldas de Monchique (known in Roman times as a spa centre), and sample the waters. Legend says they are source of eternal youth..

There are many walking trails which take you through some of the most rural areas of the Algarve, and offer spectular views across the region.

Saturday, 2 August 2008

What's On - Bar Boa Vista - August, 2008

Friday, 1st August - Xico – Guitar Player

Saturday, 2nd August - Sandra & Jorge- Music for Dancing
7.30pm» Barbeque – Restaurante “Por do Sol

Sunday, 3rd August – Carlos Pontes - Music for dancing

Monday, 4th August – Folk Dancing- Folk

Tuesday, 5th August - Nuno - Resident Organist

Wednesday, 6th August – Joao Caracol- Music for Dancing
7.30pm » Barbeque – Restaurante “Por do Sol

Thursday, 7th August - Ilze – Singer

Friday, 8th August - Xico – Guitar Player

Saturday, 9th August- Sandra & Jorge- Music for Dancing

7.30pm-Barbeque – Restaurante “Por do Sol

Sunday, 10th August – Presumed Innocent – Dancers

Monday, 11th August- Nuno - Resident Organist

Tuesday 12th August - Arte Viva - Music for dancing

Wednesday, 13th August - Nuno - Resident Organist

7.30pm-Barbeque – Restaurante “Por do Sol

Thursday, 14th Aug. –The Kotland Trio- Music for Dancing

Friday, 15th August - Xico – Guitar Player

Saturday, 16th August – Sandra & Jorge - Music for Dancing
7.30pm-Barbeque – Restaurante “Por do Sol

Sunday, 17th August – Carlos Pontes – Music for dancing

Monday, 18th August-Folk Dancing- Folk

Tuesday, 19th August - Nuno - Resident Organist

Wednesday, 20th August- Joao Caracol- Music for Dancing

7.30pm-Barbeque – Restaurante “Por do Sol

Thursday, 21st August - Ilze – Singer

Friday, 22nd August - Xico – Guitar Player

Saturday, 23rd August –Sandra & Jorge- Music for Dancing

7.30pm-Barbeque – Restaurante “Por do Sol

Sunday, 24th Aug.- Presumed Innocent-Dancers- 9 .30PM

Monday, 25th August - Nuno – Resident Organist

Tuesday, 26th August - Arte Viva - Music for dancing

Wednesday, 27th August- Nuno - Resident Organist
7.30pm-Barbeque – Restaurante “Por do Sol

Thursday, 28th Aug.- The Kotland Trio- Music for Dancing

Friday, 29th August - Xico– Guitar Player

Saturday, 30th August – Sandra & Jorge- Music for Dancing
7.30pm-Barbeque – Restaurante “Por do Sol

Sunday, 31st August – Carlos Pontes – Music for dancing

HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY 40% Discount - FROM 6.00 TO 8.00PM

Events in the Area this month


Sunday 10th August - Religious Procession in honour of “Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes”(Lady of the Navigators) through the village and by boat on the Armação de Pêra coast – at approximately 6.00 pm

Paintings,Handcrafts & Precious Stones- Next to the Casino– Open daily – until midnight

Small Local Fun Fair - Have fun at our fun fair in Armação de Pêra near the Fisherman Beach every evening from 9.00pm

Until 31st August – FABRICA DO INGLÉS – Every Evening from 10.15PM -“Rhythm of the Dance” - An hour and a Half Show of typical Irish dance and Music

9th to17th August - Medieval Festival - through the roads of Silves

22nd to 31st August – “FATACIL” Fair – from 4.00pm to 11.oopm

8th to 17th August – Sardine Festival Food Festival

FIESA 2008 - 6th International Sand Sculpture Festival

The Worlds Largest Sand Sculpture Event, FIESA 2008, is taking place in nearby Pera, with this years theme HOLLYWOOD, exhibiting thirty five thousand tons of sand, sculpted in scenes and features of Hollywood.

FIESA can be visited everyday, between ten in the morning and the midnight. During the day the sculptures can be admired with all their detail and the night brings other atmosphere to the park of sculptures, FIESA in the night, illuminated by color lights, and special effects. EVERY DAY FROM 10.00am to 24.00pm

Portuguese Specialities

During the months of July and August - we serve a Portuguese Speciality Dish of the Day at lunchtime - enabling our guests to try the local dishes:
MONDAY Steak “Portuguese” Style
TUESDAY Grilled Fish with “Algarve” Salad
WEDNESDAY Duck cooked with Bacon and Chouriço baked with Rice
THURSDAY Oven Baked Bream Fish
FRIDAY Grilled “Picanha” Steak
SATURDAY Codfish with Chickpeas
SUNDAY Monkfish Rice with Shrimps

€9,50 Per Person
FROM 1.00.PM TO -2.30.PM