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Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Christmas Quiz Answers

Congratulations to Mr. Martin Houlton who is the winner of a weekend for two at the Holiday Inn Algarve.

1. In which city was Jesus born?
Bethlehem
2. Name the three kings that went to see baby Jesus?
Gaspar; Balthasar; Melchior
3. In what direction did the kings see His star?
East
4. What were the gifts they presented?
Gold / Frankincense / Myrrh
5. Who wrote O Come, All Ye Faithful?
John Francis Wade – 1743
6. What Christmas song includes Glory to the newborn king?
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
7. What colour of a Christmas am I dreaming of ?
White Christmas
8. What is Tiny Tim famous for saying?
God Bless Us Everyone
9. Name three items contained in Egg Nog?
Sugar, Milk and Eggs
10. What letter does the Christmas candy cane resemble?
J for Jesus
11. What are the names of Santas' reindeer?
Dasher, Dancer Prancer,Vixen, Cornet Cupid Donner Blitzen, Rudolph and Olive
12. In the Grinch that stole Christmas, what was 2 sizes too small?
His heart
13. What is the name of the Christmas snowman?
Frosty
14. What are the most popular Christmas colors?
Red and green
15. Where can we exchange kisses at Christmas time?
Below the mistletoe
16. What was so good about the Rudolphs' red nose?
It penetrated the mist and fog like a beacon
17 . In the Polar Express movie what was chosen as the first gift?
A bell from Santa’s Sleigh
18. In the song, how many days of Christmas are there?
12
19. What popularized the image of Santa Claus in 1931?
The portrait made for Coca-cola by Haddon Sundblom
20. How do you say Merry Christmas in Portuguese?
Feliz Natal

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Boxing Day Treasure Hunt Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Boxing Day Treasure Hunt


The third Boxing Day Treasure Hunt took place on Monday, 26th December in Armação de Pêra.

After a brisk walk around the town and a small excursion to the beach to collect required items the contestants returned to the Holiday Inn Algarve with their completed sheets.

Cap’n Whitebeard happily shared his treasure with the winners - the "The Jolly Rogers" and announced that the event had raised 60 Euros, which will be added to Swim for Shoes fund.

1960's Night

1960’s Buffet Dinner Dance - Jantar “Anos 60” Friday 30th December –


Sexta-feira 30 de Dezembro 2011
19.30 hrs



BUFETE ««»» BUFFET

Creme de Agriões
Cream of watercress
****
Saladas à Escolha
Selection of salads
****
Espelho de Muchelitos
Deep fried crab claws
****
Lombinhos de Tamboril com Molho de Marisco
Tender fillets of monkfish with a sea food sauce
****
Bifinhos de Peru com Gomos de Maçã Caramelizadas
Turkey steaks with slices of caramelized apple
****
Medalhões de Porco Grelhados com Manteiga de Alho
Grilled medallions of pork with served with garlic butter
****
Tortelloni com Molho de Queijo
Tortelloni with cheese sauce
****
Doces Variados e Fruta da Época
Selection of homemade desserts or fresh fruit
****
Espelho de Queijos
A choice of fine cheese
****

Vinho Branco ou Tinto
Red or white wine
****

€ 30.00 – IVA incl.

Monday, 26 December 2011

Swim for Shoes - Christmas Day, 2011


A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the Christmas Swim yesterday and helped to raise almost 800 Euros to buy shoes for the children of «A Gaivota» in Albufeira - Congratulations.


The weather was kind (sunshine, blue sky and 17c) to the almost 150 Father Christmases that took part.
Certificates were awarded to all those who got wet and everyone enjoyed a very welcome glass of Hot Choclate and brandy in the Holiday Inn Algarve bar afterwards.

We also thank RTP and SIC for broadcasting this worthy action. And...don't forget, come join us for the New Year's Swim on the 1st of January,2012 same time, same place !!

Photos - our thanks to John Oliver (www.johnoliverphotography.com) and Joana Silva

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Christmas Eve Sandcastles!!!


Competitors were ask to "build a sandcastle containing at least four towers, a moat and a flag....."
Blue sky and sunshine enabled five teams to compete against each other on Armação de Pêra beach in front of the Holiday Inn Algarve on Christmas Eve.

Our congratulations go to the Bonsall Family who won the competition - with a "castle" Nativity.

Many thanks to Martin Binns and Lynn Love for organising this event, which raised 50 Euros for the Swim for Shoes collection.

Christmas Day Breakfast



Sunday, 11 December 2011

January Quiz Night

Holiday Inn Algarve - Armação de Pera

Monday 9th January 2012

In the Raj Restaurant

Lynn & Martin’s
QUIZ NIGHT


With fund raising raffle

proceeds to
Algoz School for Autistic Children

Starts 8 pm
€2.50 per person
Teams of 2 – 6 people welcome
individuals can be added to a team

Tel Lynn on 919 266 770 to book your table
or just turn up on the night
everyone welcome

Monday, 5 December 2011

Friday, 2 December 2011

Christmas Quiz, 2011 - Win a weekend for two

1. In which city was Jesus born?
2. Name the three kings that went to see baby Jesus.
3. In what direction did the kings see His star?
4. What were the gifts they presented?
5. Who wrote O Come, All Ye Faithful?
6. What Christmas song includes Glory to the newborn king?
7.. What color of a Christmas am I dreaming of?
8. What is Tiny Tim famous for saying?
9. Name three items contained in Egg Nog.
10. What letter does the Christmas candy cane resemble?
11. What are the names of Santas' reindeer?
12. In the Grinch that stole Christmas, what was 2 sizes too small?
13. What is the name of the Christmas snowman?
14. What are the most popular Christmas colors?
15. Where can we exchange kisses at Christmas time?
16. What was so good about the Rudolphs' red nose?
17. In the Polar Express movie what was chosen as the first gift?
18. In the song, how many days of Christmas are there?
19. What popularized the image of Santa Claus in 1931?
20. How do you say Merry Christmas in Portuguese?

Send your answers by e-mail to mailto:info@hialgarve.com before 3.00pm on 26th December, 2011 - all correct entries will be placed in a draw. The first one drawn will win a weekend for two in the Holiday Inn Algarve. Answers will be posted in early January.