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Thursday, 29 October 2009

Writing Circle - Thursday, 5th November

Jenny Grainer, a professional journalist who runs Creative Writing Courses is leading a Writing Circle at the Hotel Garbe. On Thursday, 5th November from 10.30am-12.30pm. All welcome.

For more information please contact Jenny Grainer on 282 381201.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Christmas Fair Favourites return

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The organisers of the Network Spirit of Christmas Fair are delighted that lots of the "Fair Favourites" have already booked their spaces at the 2009 Fair which is taking place on 1st December, 2009 at the Hotel Garbe in Armação de Pêra.

Book the date in your diary now. All you need for Christmas under one roof.

Sweet Marilyn is starting to bake the puddings, Liz Jensen has already ordered the Danish Christmas Trees. Jouk, Alison and Fiona will have the latest fashion ready for Festive parties. Rainbow Cards and Buyology will be bringing the latest in Wrapping paper, cards, and crackers, not forgetting those fun stocking fillers. A selection of books will be available from Griffin Bookshop
http://www.griffinbookshop.com/ - they already have their Christmas book lists - phone them for your copy so you can plan your purchases for the Fair.

The number of first time bookings has also exceeded the expectations of the organisers. The 2009 Network Spirit of Christmas Fair is set to be the best ever.

Don't miss it - make a note of the date now
For more information please contact Verna Kinder e-mail
pvkinder@mail.telepac.pt

Photo: Father Christmas enjoying a Sweet Marilyn Christmas Pudding

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Marketing Magician ......... Success in the Sun

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Portuguese Businesses Work with The Marketing Magician

Businesses from across the length and breadth of the Algarve and as far away as Lisbon attended the Marketing Magician’s latest seminars designed to help Portuguese businesses to grow their businesses.

Marketing Magician, Stefan Drew, was back in Portugal at the invitation of the Hotel Garbe in Armação de Pêra, with more seminars and workshops designed to help Portuguese businesses to not only survive the downturn but to prosper. Sessions included a Website Workshop that revealed the secrets of how to get on Page One of Google with a demonstration of how this can be achieved at nil cost in just a few days. Other seminars included Advertising Secrets, PR & Media Secrets and the ever popular topic of How to Quadruple Business Turnover and Profits.

Stefan Drew commented, “Everyone thinks marketing is difficult, expensive and rarely works; but it needn’t be like this. I was able to demonstrate how simple it is to beat millions of other webpages onto Page One of Google without any expenditure whatsoever. The BBC might refer to me as The Marketing Magician but this isn’t magic… it is quite simple and anyone that makes the effort to get greast at marketing can manage it very quickly.”

He continued, “The people that attended the workshops are exceptional. They recognise that to survive and thrive in business you have to get great at marketing. These people will do well, not least because their competitors haven’t grapsed this simple fact.”

David Rowatt, director of
Appreciating Portugal said, “Stefan has the ability to break down the perceived complex barriers of internet marketing and provide a user friendly solution that produces results. Thoroughly enjoyable and great nutrition for the brain.“

Fiona Lang of
Portugal Property Collection commented, “These seminars have really opened my eyes up to how I can market my company in the best way without wasting time, energy and most importantly money. As a brand new business I need to make my mark quickly and Stefan’s advice has given me plenty of ways to do this.”

Sean Whitttamore of
Destination Algarve said, ‘Our property management & rentals business has been growing steadily over the last 5 years - and with very little in the way of marketing; however, we are now ready to take the business to the next level and Stefan's tips, tricks, & techniques have opened our eyes to the possibilities that effective marketing can offer to small businesses such as ours and we are sure that putting even just a few of his excellent techniques into practise will help us grow more rapidly well into the future.’

Carina de Sousa, marketing coordinator at IRG
International Realty Group Portugal commented, “Thank you very much for these fantastic workshops about PR & Media and Website, they were very interesting and I will certainly use your valuable marketing ideas to improve our press releases and website. I found these seminars very enjoyable and informative, looking forward to the next marketing seminars.“

Carol Spires from
Winkworths said, “Marketing property and assisting clients’ looking for their ‘home in the sun’ in the Algarve, Portugal is particular challenging in the current economic climate. So in a very competitive market I am very aware that it is essential to keep one step ahead whilst keeping costs to a minimum. I have just attended 2 marketing seminars with Stefan Drew, here on the Algarve which re-enforced how critical it is to get the marketing right & even more important gave me ideas on how to be more proactive and effective without blowing a hole in the marketing budget. I will certainly be recommending his seminars & magic tips to colleagues within Winkworth Real Estate and beyond – but not our competitors!!

Philippa Taylor,
Director Premier FX said “Once again an excellent seminar from Stefan who gave me very practical advice that I can use straight away for my business. I look forward to more next year”

The Marketing Magician and the Hotel Garbe are planning more Marketing Magician seminars and workshops and are encouraging businesses to discuss the topics they would like covered in the future.

Monday, 26 October 2009

Royal British Legion Lunch - October, 2009

Photos of the Royal British Legion lunch which 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.
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All visiting RBL members are welcome and please join us in the Bar for pre-lunch drinks at mid-day.
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For more information please contact their Secretary David Mossman on 282332665 or e-mail dacemoss@sapo.pt

More photos can be seen here

Friday, 23 October 2009

Network Spirit of Christmas Fair - 1st December, 2009

Network, the Association for Business and Working Women in Portugal will be once again holding its famous Spirit of Christmas Fair at the Hotel Garbe in Armação de Pêra.

On Tuesday, 1st December, there will more than 50 stands selling a wide selection of crafts, Christmas gifts, clothing, home furnishings, books, beauty therapy and much, much more.

Father Christmas will arrive at 11.00am to open the Fair.
Entry is free

Don't miss it - Make a note in your diary.


Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Calling all Golfers

The festive season is fast approaching ..........
so why not consider the perfect Christmas treat!

December and January €220 euros per person*
5 nights bed and breakfast in a twin room with sea view
2 rounds of golf on your choice of two courses: Salgados, Pinta, Gramacho, Alto Club, Silves, Morgado and Alamos.
Dinner in The Raj at Garbe on one evening
Welcome drink
Traditional Port and mineral water in room on arrival
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Contact Helen or Jane at : golfdesk@hotelgarbe.com
or visit our site www.golfatgarbe.com

*Subject to availability

Monday, 19 October 2009

Why not spend Christmas at the Hotel Garbe this year?

Why not spend Christmas at the Hotel Garbe this year?

For this special time of year, the four day programme creates a lovely festive atmosphere for you to share with other guests.

From mulled wine, mince pies and carol singing on the first evening to the "New" Treasure Hunt on Boxing Day - Christmas at the Hotel Garbe will be one to remember.

Buck Fizz for breakfast on Christmas Day is followed by the now famous Charity Swim for Shoes in the sea, in front of the Hotel. Swim, paddle or watch - the choice is yours. Father Christmas joins us for our Christmas Day Gala Dinner served in the Por do Sol Restaurant.

New for 2009 is the Boxing Day Treasure Hunt - which will take you on an exciting journey through Armação de Pêra exploring the history and hidden treasures of the town. Find out where the pirates treasure is
buried !

The four night programme is just € 398 per person. To book or for more information please call 282 320260 or e-mail
info@hotelgarbe.com

Friday, 16 October 2009

Theatre Dinner - 25th and 26th November

Raj at Garbe

THE JEFFERIES ENGLISH THEATRE
Presents
“A HELPING HAND “
A light comedy by Nick Warburton
with
Suzanne Jefferies and Victor Graham

When a retired "Gentleman" offers to help out at the local church
as a “'elf and safety officer” the scene is set for a series ofunexpected
and highly amusing events. Victor Graham is at his best in this role with
Suzanne Jefferies left shocked, amused and exasperated in turns !

Wednesday and Thursday
25th and 26th November 2009
7.00 for 7.30 pm
3 Course Indian Dinner with Wine and Coffee
Only € 30.00 per person

Don’t miss it book now.
Tel: 282 320260 Fax: 282 315087info@hotelgarbe.com -
http://www.hotelgarbe.com/

HOTEL GARBE – 8365-909 Armação de Pêra - Algarve. Portugal

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Wine Tasting Evening - 24th October

In association with Get Real Weekly - www.getrealweekly.com/

Wine tasting... With a difference

Introducing you to South Africa’s finest wines courtesy of Prime Wine

An excellent opportunity to relax at the beachside hotel in Armação de Pêra and partake of some particularly fine wines from such wineries as Graham Beck, Kanonkop, Meerlust, Mulderbosch and Kanu.

Saturday 24/10
Arrive at Hotel Garbe from 2.00pm
Enjoy the facilities throughout the afternoon
7pm – Wine tasting
8pm – Three course dinner
9pm – An evening with Pinky Steed

Sunday 25/10
Breakfast from 8.00am until 10.30am
Check out at midday

At a very attractive price
ONLY
€42 per person sharing double room

Single supplement on request

For more information and bookings call +351 282 320 260 or e-mail info@hotelgarbe.com

Bike Tour - Every Friday

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Discover more of the Algarve



Explore the hidden delights of the Algarve countryside with an Activity Algarve guided bike tour. The tours suit all ages and fitness and levels. More challenging routes are available on request.

Every Friday from the Hotel Garbe at 9.30am. Tour lasts approximately 3 hours.

Booking essential

Adults: €45
Includes hire of bike and helmet

To book please contact:-
Paul Beesley
Activity Algarve
Mobile ( +351 ) 913 226 954
Email paul.beesley@sapo.ptweb
www.activityalgarve.com

Riders must be in good health and able to cycle competently on a variety of surfaces and conditions.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Theatre Dinner - 4th and 5th November, 2009

Raj Indian Restaurant
Presents
A comedy
“ANGELS FEATHERS ”
written by
Nicky Moran
Starring

Nicky Moran
Thomas Hartmann

Gladys Roper, a 75 year old widow, lives alone with her tabby cat, Bobby.
A little forgetful, she often finds herself in unfamiliar surroundings but
she has come to accept these lost moments without distress or
apprehension and on the opening of the play, we find her in
one of these moments…..

Stage Manager
Midge Ridgley
Wednesday 4th & Thursday 5th November 2009
7.00 for 7.30 pm
3 Course Indian Dinner with Wine and Coffee
€ 30,00 per person

Don’t miss it book now:

Tel: 282 320260 Fax: 282 315087
info@hotelgarbe.com - www.hotelgarbe.com
Hotel Garbe – 8365-909 Armação de Pêra – Algarve - Portugal

Monthly Writing Circle

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

The Writing Circle meets the first Thursday of the month from 10.30am-12.30pm. All welcome.

For more information please contact Jenny Grainer on 282 381201.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Friday, 2 October 2009

Coming up - Writing Circle

Jenny Grainer, a professional journalist who runs Creative Writing Courses is leading a Writing Circle at the Hotel Garbe. On Thursday, 8th October from 10.30am-12.30pm. All welcome.

For more information please contact Jenny Grainer on 282 381201.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Whats' On - Bar Boa Vista - October, 2009

Thursday, 1st October - Ilze- Singer- Dancing In The Bar
Friday, 2nd October - Xico - Guitar Player – Dancing In The Bar
Saturday, 3nd October- Sandra & Jorge- Music For Dancing
Monday, 5th October- Nuno - Resident Organist
Tuesday, 6th October - “Arte Viva - Music For Dancing
Wednesday, 7th October - Nuno - Resident Organist -
Thursday, 8th October - Nuno - Resident Organist
Friday, 9th October - Nuno - Resident Organist
Saturday, 10th October - Sandra & Jorge- Music For Dancing -
Sunday, 11th October- Carlos Pontes - Music For Dancing
Monday, 12th September - Folklore Dancers – 10.00pm
Tuesday, 13th October - Nuno- Resident Organist – Dancing In The Bar
Wednesday, 14th October - João Caracol –Dancing In The Bar -”
Thursday, 15th October - Ilze- Singer- Dancing In The Bar
Friday, 16th October - Xico - Guitar Player – Dancing In The Bar
Saturday, 17th October - Sandra & Jorge- Music For Dancing
Monday, 19th October - Nuno - Resident Organist
Tuesday, 20th October - Arte Viva - Music For Dancing
Wednesday, 21st October - Nuno - Resident Organist -
Thursday, 22nd October - Nuno - Resident Organist
Friday, 23rd October- Nuno - Resident Organist
Saturday, 24th October - Sandra & Jorge- Music For Dancing -
Sunday, 25th October - Carlos Pontes - Music For Dancing
Monday, 26th October - Folklore Dancers – 10.00pm
Tuesday, 27th October- Nuno- Resident Organist – Dancing In The Bar
Wednesday, 28th October - João Caracol –Dancing In The Bar
Thursday, 29th October - Ilze- Singer- Dancing In The Bar
Friday, 30th October - Xico - Guitar Player – Dancing In The Bar
Saturday, 31st October- Sandra & Jorge- Music For Dancing

Bar “Boa Vista - Happy Hour 20% Discount - Every Day From 6.00 To 9.00pm
Weekly
Mondays - 9.30hrs Pilates - Advance Class – Chelb Room
Mondays –11.00am - Pilates – Beginners Class – Chelb Room – Please Pre-Book At Reception
Wednesday Evenings - 6.00pm - Silver Exhibition - Reception Area
Fridays – 9.30am - Pilates - Advance Class - Chelb Room
Fridays – 11.00am - Pilates - Beginners Class - Chelb Room - Please Pre-Book At Reception
Thursday Evenings - 6.00pm – Pearl Exhibition - Reception Area
Sunday Evenings - 6.00pm - Silver Exhibition - Reception Area


Monthly
Monthly - First Thursday - 10.30pm - 12.30pm Writing Circle
The Facilities And Entertainment Featured May Change Without Notice