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Monthly regional magazine for the Eastern Algarve in Portugal.

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  • 1. FREastAlgarve m a g a z i n e EE ©OlhÃO · sÃO brÁs · tavira · alcOutim · castrO marim · vila real de santO antÓniO Focus on Santa January 2011 Catarina Golf tips From Keith Health Ashdown A balancing Act People Gardening Meet the New Invading owner of Arco Bar plants
  • 2. EastAlgarve m a g a z i n e Welcome... PUBLISHER & dESIgnER Happy new year to all our readers and Richard Bassett advertisers! We hope its a prosperous EdITOR 2011 for you all. We had a great Christmas 26 Katie Bassett day at Quinta Fonte do Bispo. There was a wonderful atmosphere and the Abba 8 EdITORIaL cO-ORdInaTORS Richard Bassett Snr. karaoke crew got into full swing. For once we didnt over indulge, so no, the diet doesnt CONTENTS 5 advERTISIng Call 961 700 200 or email have to start tomorrow. The children are cOnSULTanT back at school and normal life can resume, 4 nOTIcE BOaRd Let us know your thoughts. Arne Jakobsen plus I get to play with their presents whilst WHaT’S On Things to do this month. the Great Dane theyre not around, including the trampoline. PRInTEd By This month we have all our usual features 6 nEWS Get up to date on the latest East Algarve news! Litografis-Artes Graficas Lda, Ferreiras for you, plus Rosie Peddle gives us gardening 8PEOPLE Taviras oldest Bar re-opens, meet dISTRIBUTIOn advice about invasive plants. We met with Kyle, Ziggy and Jill. Advertisers will be issued copies for Joe Domingues and also Kyle and Ziggy from 10 aRTS Pictures in Paderne distribution, along with retail outlets. Arco Bar, we bring you a great sweet chilli 11 HEaLTH From our resident Health expert Gareth Bullock. prawn dish from Restaurant Mont Belo and 31 14 All rights reserved. Except for normal review purposes, no part of this magazine may be reproduced without the written hope you carry on enjoying and supporting 12 HEaLTH New Ears resolutions. permission of the publisher. Every care has been taken in the preparation of this magazine, but the contents are only meant us throughout 2011. As always, we love to 14 PEOPLE Meet Joe a guide to readers. The proprietors of this magazine are publishers not agents or sub agents of those who advertise therein. receive your comments and suggestions. 16 FOcUS On Santa Catarina. The publisher cannot be held liable for any loss suffered as a result of information gained from this publication Editor 18 PROPERTy Return on your capital. 20 28 PROPERTy Property of the month. 24 HOME Create the perfect Wet Room. 26 HOME FuSeta Decorating inspiration. 28 FOOd From Restaurant Mont Belo. 31 gaRdEnS Invading plants. 34 TEcHnOLOgy Help from SBA computers. 35 EnvIROnMEnT Wood smoke in the house. SpecialitieS incluDe 38 FInancE Up to date finance news. 42 Fresh local seafood • cataplanas • Special SPORT seafood rices • Fish noodles • Fresh grilled Golf tips from Keith Ashdown. 16 44 fish • Filet in Mirandesa style (considered the best meat in portugal)• French veal Dish of the day + drink €6.50 SPORT The latest from Chris Wright. Dish of the day + drink 46 steak • Duck breast in orange and honey BOOK LOvERS’ cORnER pluS MucH MucH MORe! + dessert and coffee €8.50 This months book review. Rua da liberdade n.º 126 FuSeta • OlHÃO • algaRve telephone 289 798 045 47 cLaSSIFIEdS Grab a local bargain.Page 2 Page 3
  • 3. EASTERN ALGARVE LADIES LUNCHEON CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION Mosaic Workshop nta Tuesdays in the Qui Four abandoned puppies, abo six weeks olut, What’s on A wonderful Christmas lunch was enjoyed fonte do Bispo seek new homd .es by the Eastern Algarve Ladies Luncheon Three males and Club at Le Marquis Restaurant, Monte Fridays in the one female. Good Things to do Da Palhagueira, Gorjoes. Andalusian Restaurant The lunch was followed by members for inspira tion and ideas characters, full of visit our new website! 0fun. Tel 963 273 this January receiving a gift from Santa and entertainment, which was provided by 27 / 915 751 057 some of the more talented ladies in the group. Additionally, as a result of fundraising efforts throughout the year Vote for your favourite tribute artist! The postponed Your guide to whats on, in and the President of the club, New Barbers elvis vs neil Diamond show at Quinta Fonte do bispo will now take place on saturday 29th January. around the East Algarve this Margaret Matterson (on the left of the in Sao Bras call 281 971 484 or see details on the back page. month. Have fun! photograph) presented a Why not try the new barbers in Sao music MARKETS cheque for 200 Euros to 10h00 - 12h30, 14h00- 17h30, mu- Joy, a representative of Bras, opposite the nicipal museum. the Helping Hands in the old EcoMarche TaViRa - music in the churches, 08/01-29/01, 18h00, various TaViRa - Photography " Time Algarve (HHA) charity Tel Mario on churches in /tavira, t.281 320 500 Lapse" by Luis Ramos, 29/01- Loulé: every saturday. group. In November Margaret also 916 750 399 V.R.sTO anTOniO - 5th V.R 02/04, municipal museum. Estoi: 2nd sunday of the made a presentation of a cheque for 500 amateur Fado competiton, 22/01- month. Euros, on this occasion to the Manager chiLDRen of Os Miudos childrens home in Loulé, 12/02,21h30, various venues, Moncarapacho thy Body & Mind t.281510045 OLhÃO - avo cantigas, an organisation regularly supported by Yoga Workshop "Heal 1st sunday of the month. rating and Toning childrens show, 23/01, 16h00, the club.The ladies meet, generally, on the - Ready to go" Invigo Quelfes: 4th and 5th the body. 10th Janua ry 10.30 -12.30 TheaTRe municipal auditorium. first Wednesday of every month and are . Quinta Fonte Do Bispo Cost 10 Euros V.R.sTO anTOniO - The Red sundays of the month. always keen to welcome new members. To zel Devine: 913 075 sPORT find out more please contact Margaret To book Contact Ha shoes, 07/01, 21h00, cultural cen- Tavira: 3rd saturday of Matterson on 936 203 061. 555ema il: hazel.devine@ntlwo tre antonio aleixo. V.R.sTO anTOniO - Winter the month. TaViRa - 6th Theatre in the Win- Regional championship in Track ter, 28/01- 06/03, tavira, espaco da and Field athletics, 08/01. t 289 vila nova de cacela: 3rd corredoura. 824 946. sunday of the month. castro Marim: Contact exhibiTiOns OTheR 2nd saturday of the month. guesthouse, BAR & BIstRo LOuLe - "Ten monumental british QuinTa FOnTe DO bisPO, Sta catarina: 4th sunday QUINTA FONTE DO BISPO us sculptures", until 10/09, 09h30- sanTa caTaRina - boot sale O P S IB O D E T NO F AT N I U Q 12h30, 14h00-18h00, 5 euros entry, every 4th sunday of the month of the month. vilamoura- cerro da vila. V.R.sTO anTOniO - giant nativity This notice caRveRY laMb, beeF & tuRkeY, scene, until 06/01, 10h00-19h00, cultural centre. EMERGENCY NUMBERS board is free for pluS all tHe tRiMMingS s.b De aLPORTeL - art exhibi- emergency help 112 tavira PsP 281 322 022 readers to use. Sundays from 1.00pm bOOking aDviSeD tion, until 12/01, the new gallery at the museum. Faro hospital 289 891 100 Olhão Gnr 289 701 457 Send us news, OnlY 10€ V.R.sTO anTOniO - "Vincente Faro bombeiros 289 888 000 national forest protection 117 ideas or 3 course option available for only 14€ campinas - The man and the writer - 100 years", until 31/01, natiional civil protection emergency social suggestions munciple library. TaViRa - "city and Rural Worlds", 214 247 100 security 144 you’d like to until 18/06, tuesday to saturday, tavira Gnr 281 329 030 share with our Steak readers. nigHt Email: Fridays, from 6.30pm 2011 BANK HolIDAYs AND FEsTIvAls * RuMp €8.50 * Rib eYe €10.00 Telephone *SiRlOin €13.00 here’s your handy cut out & keep guide to the 2011 bank holidays (in red) and * 16Oz t-bOne €19.50 (48 hours notice for t-bone) festivals, with compliments of east algarve magazine. 961 700 200 all steaks come with home made Jan 01 2011 sat Year´s Day Jun 23 2011 Thu .................................corpus christi mar 08 2011 Tues ............................ shrove Tuesday aug 15 2011 mon ........................... assumption Day Postal Address: chips, onion rings, mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, and peas. apr 22 2011 Fri .......................................good Friday Oct 05 2011 Wed ................. Republic Day Portugal EN270, CXP797A, apr 24 2011 sun .............................................. easter apr 25 2011 mon ...................Freedom day Portugal nov 01 2011 Tue ................................. all saints´ Day Dec 01 2011 Thu ......... independence Day Portugal call 281 971 484, email or see our website Fonte Bispo, Tavira or see our map on the back page may 01 2011 sun .....................................Labour Day Dec 08 2011 Thu ............... immaculate conception Jun 10 2011 Fri ..................................... Portugal Day Dec 25 2011 sun ............................... christmas DayPage 4 Page 5
  • 4. News AFFORDABLE LIVING ON THE Restaurant, bar and pool. EASTERN Caliço a L g a R V e Park PORTugaLALGARVE • NEw HOmES FOR SALE • RESALES 2011 FEES INcLUDED • yEAR ROUND RENTALS Alcoutim • SHORT AND LONG TERm Castle more • RENTALS wITH OpTION TO BUy accessible to • FINANcE OpTIONS AVAILABLE visitors VISIT OUR SHOwHOmE VRSA historic centre 2 BEDROOmS, 3 BATHROOmS, FULLy FURNISHED • pLOTS TO RENT FROm 100m²M uch-needed improvement work to thewalls of alcoutim castle, which safety project to go ahead Situated 11km from Tavira and 11km from Vila Real de Santo António and the Spanish border. Most plots have sea views as the coast is only 5kmhave been practically inaccessibledue to safety issues, have been A project to redevelop the entire historical centre of vila real de santo antónio has been given the to have been granted approval by the ihru in Portugal, with the whole project to be managed by from the park. The park has a swimming pool, Bar and Restaurant, Free Internet access, Daytime Reception and 24 Hour Security.completed with the monumentnow offering safer conditions for green light by Portugal’s institute municipal company sociedade de Tel: (00351) 281 951 360 Tlm: (00351) 917 925 031visitors. for habitation and redevelopment Gestão urbana (sGu). www.calico-park.comalcoutim câmara have installed (ihru). Work will be carried out in three the area known for its marquis of phases, including the total VISITS By AppOINTmENT ONLya stainless steel handdrail andpeople can now enjoy the views Pombal influenced architectural regeneration of the urban centrefrom the castle in safety. a walkway style, is to undergo major and major improvements toto the archaeology department development by the câmara infrastructures.has also been installed. in partnership with private mayor luís Gomes said: “the companies, with works to be project includes aesthetical carried out representing an improvements to the area but Robbers investment of around €20 million. above all represents another arrested vila real de santo antónio’s step in the redevelopment and historical centre has been classified rehabilitation of our urban heritage, as the first systematic urban which will have a big impact on the V ila real de santo antónio PsP police have arrested four men who stole nine redevelopment area (Área de reabilitação urbana sistemática) quality of life of our residents and visitors.” televisions valued at around €10,000 from an electrical Mayor’s aerodrome dream appliance store in the city. the men, who are aged closer to reality between 22 and 36, fled the scene in a car but were chased by police and police cars A project to build an aerodrome in loulé is in its final stages, although financial backing from private partnerships is still needed to make its construction viable. blocking the road stopped loulé mayor seruca emídio said: “We are negotiating with potential them from crossing the border partners. We need to finalise the project itself and as soon as we have into spain. the necessary financial support, we will start the works on the site.” the lcd televisions, a the aerodrome will be located next to the cimPOr cement factory crowbar, a hammer, a knife, and will cater for light aircraft and small private jets, which can carry gloves and caps, were a maximum of 30 passengers, thus serving as an alternative to Faro confiscated from the car. airport. Police have made contact aerodrome features include a landing and takeoff strip planned to be with the spanish authorities 1.7km long, a 310 metre safety perimeter, 18 aircraft slots and a terminal. as the suspects are believed seruca emídio believes that the infrastructure, estimated to cost €50 to have committed similar million to build, and will be an important boost for the council and tourism. robberies in spain. the works are hoped start in 2014 or 2015, and ana (aeroportos de Portugal) is a key partner and has already backed the project.Page 6 Page 7
  • 5. People People From left; ziggy, Kyle and Jill December saw the re-opening of one ofTaviras oldest Bars, Arco bar. We meetup with the previous manager Ziggy, and also Kyle, who has re-opened ArcosZ iggy, originally from Germany, with a reputation of being friendly, various pubs and bars. at the age of came to Portugal with her and truly international. it was also twenty one, he now manages arco partner in the year 2000. they the place for locals to meet up bar with Ziggy and good friend of the travelled around the country after a long day or nights work. family Jill. ironically one of taviraslooking for the perfect location to unfortunately Ziggys relationship oldest bars now probably has thefulfill their dreams and open a bar. with her partner came to an end in youngest owner. Kyles philosophyeventually, they discovered tavira 2009, so she returned to work in is to keep arcos as it always hasand fell in love with the town. they Germany as a teacher. been, a place for people to meetrealised it was the perfect place to last year a good friend and customer and make friends from all over theset up their new home and open of the bar mia, was speaking with world. they hold special events ontheir bar. Ziggy by chance, became Ziggy about reopening the bar and mondays, such as open mike nights,friends with Peter, the then owner mentioned that her grandson would elvis and Karaoke. tuesdays, theof arco bar. she began to help out like to run it. it was that October that bar is closed, Wednesday is Kylesbehind the bar and they became Kyle came to tavira and visited arco dJ night, thursday they host a draggreat friends. sadly, Peter passed bar. he saw what a great opportuntiy show, Friday and saturday is guestaway leaving arco bar closed it could be. Originally from Yorkshire dJ night, sunday is the aptly namedfor a few months. Ziggy and her in the uK, at the age of seventeen he recovery night! You can keep up topartner re-opened the bar and ran it left home, moved to birmingham and date with events, photos and newssuccessfully, creating a unique bar began gaining experience working in about arco bar on facebook.Page 8 Page 9
  • 6. Arts Health Pictures in Paderne The stunning art gallery in Paderne continues to raise much needed funds for charities in the Algarve.C oncluding the year with a were held: a Women’s collective the heart of the countryside near christmas Fayre in aid of exhibition, an art Fair with paintings Paderne, exhibits are presented in ‘madraguda’, Galeria corte- sold at affordable prices and a a series of themed rooms, each set real raised 560 euros for magnificent West coast beach arranged to resemble a colourfulthe charity. currently running care in display curated by interior designer painting. On fine days exhibits arethe home services for people with & decorator tom compton. a similar arranged around the garden and inlife-limiting illnesses, ‘madraguda’s’ and varied programme of exhibitions an outdoor gallery.long-term ambition is to open the is planned for 2011. refreshments are also available our resident expert Garethalgarve’s first hospice.throughout 2010 the gallery has used as well as specialising in paintings the gallery contains a wealth of other on an outside terrace and nearby a newly opened restaurant, ‘alagar’ is explains why all forces are equal! Body Equilibriumspecial events held at weekends artwork produced by sculptors, recommended for an opportunity to raise funds for ceramic artists and skilled artisans. the gallery re-opens on January 6th.charitable causes. representing an Gorgeous handmade mirrors, Opening hours thursday to sundayimpressive list of international artists, lamps and chandeliers, needlepoint 11am until 5pmnew painting exhibitions are opened cushions, carefully crafted jewellery, telephone: - 918 980 199 & 912every month. Wine and canapés are organic products for the kitchen and 737 762. easily accessible from the & Balanceserved and visitors pay a small entry the bathroom and a handpicked eastern algarve via the motorway,fee, which is donated to a charity. collection of beautiful books. signposted from boliqueime,last year individual and group shows located in a delightful ‘quinta’ in Ferreiras and Paderne I magine the feeling of a roller- Your eyes make up the visual coaster ride or the last time you had system, one important aspect of an inner-ear infection. both affect equilibrium. they see obstacles and your bodys equilibrium (a state of send information to the brain about balance). many factors can affect distances and speed. but sometimes your sense of balance. the body tries your vision might be blocked or to stay upright when walking, and compromised. this can affect keep the head level when sitting. this balance. so your somatosensory has to do with maintaining a centre system helps. this is your sense of of gravity. Feeling dizzy or wobbly touch through skin and muscles and is unsettling. Yet you might not ever proprioception (position in space, think about how the body stays posture and more). a hand on top of a balanced most of the time. it takes a table can prevent a fall. but your sense lot of physiological processes to do of touch doesnt do it all either. Your so. inner ears have fluid that regulates understanding equilibrium head position and movement. this if someone is running toward you and is part of the vestibular system. all you cannot get out of the way, you three systems control equilibrium and might brace yourself to withstand balance. the impact and stay on your feet. to Other Factors maintain equilibrium, the body must temporary and chronic conditions balance forces applied to the body in can also affect equilibrium. it is hard a similar way. in fact, the definition of to walk if your pelvis is misaligned. a equilibrium is that all forces are equal. sinus infection might affect inner-ear and certain physiological systems fluid and cause dizziness. You might are involved to maintain this state. not be able to stand upright if your Your eyes, hands, skin, feet and ears posture is poor. stress and anxiety provide information to the brain. can throw off equilibrium. if you have Physiological Factors vision problems, balance can bePage 10 Page 11
  • 7. Health Health New Ear’sdifficult.Vertigovertigo is a feeling of moving in spaceor of objects swirling around you. anything from a chainsaw, snow the use of a cotton swab actually think this is something for seniorsstress can cause vertigo and so can a Resolution blower to rocking out at a concert. if pushes the earwax and debris deeper only? Wrong. We have been testingmedical condition such as menieres you know you’re going to be exposed into the ear canal and puts you at patients in their 20s and 30s whodisease. even drinking alcohol or to potential hearing damage the risk for damaging your eardrum. have damaged their hearing throughtaking a medication can bring on choice is very simple, wear protective accidents happen and rupturing your long-term exposure to noisevertigo. speak to a doctor about this ear-gear. eardrum with a cotton swab is onecondition for proper treatment. i will protect the hearing of others. accident you do not want to happen. and drumroll please for our final 2011musculoskeletal alignment if your ‘tween or teen is standing next if you choose to still use a cotton resolution….balance within muscle groups and to you and you can hear the music swab, limit it to the outer edge of the i will not accept hearing loss.alignment of the skeletal system pumping through those ear buds, it’s ear canal where the wax eventually if you can’t read the newspaper,affect body equilibrium and balance. way too loud. ends up. you get glasses. if you can’t hearsmall shifts of bones can affect the limit the amount of sound your child i will have my hearing tested. the person across the table, you getwhole skeletal system. When the or grandchild or best friend is exposed Yes, it’s a hard resolution to keep but hearing aids.bite of the jaw is off or one leg is to. it might seem like nagging, but a hearing test is an important part hearing loss is one of the mostlonger than the other, the entire spinecompensates for the misalignment. surprising advice to you really are doing a good deed by of keeping what hearing you have treatable conditions in the medicalOpposing muscle groups stabilize benefit your hearing warning loved ones to turn down the sound. so be a nag. someone will intact. make an appointment and undergo a hearing test – no matter and health spheres. You don’t have to accept it simply because it’sthe joints of the body through thebalance of strength and tension. if from our experts thank you for your concern someday. what your age. happening to you. take a pro-activeone muscle is tight and its opposite at the Tavira CAT i will stop using cotton swabs to clean my ears. a hearing test is painless, it doesn’t take a lot of time out of your day and stance!is weak, the joint is pulled in thedirection of tightness. hearing clinic. ear hygiene and cotton swabs go it provides invaluable information to happy new Year to all eastern hand-in-hand. all our lives, we’ve you and the hearing professional on algarve magazine readers fromimproving balance been told to clean out our ears. bad the extent of the hearing loss you’ve Kelly & Pedro at caT-centroYou need to practice balance to advice. already experienced. auditivo de Tavira.maintain it. as you age, balancemight be less natural. there areexercises, such as standing on oneleg and standing on tiptoes that can Wimprove balance. exercise classes in ell, here we are again. i will stop smokingyoga, Pilates and core stability will another year has We all know the negative effectspromote strong balance and posture. come and gone. a lot’s smoking has on the body, whichbe aware of what factors might happened in the past includes your hearing. it works likecompromise your balance, and know 12 months since we opened, some this. smoking tobacco restrictswhen to seek help for issues such as good, some not so much. but you blood flow and each time youvertigo. can be sure of one thing: a lot of light up, you deny the cochlea and‘The bowen Technique’ improves people experienced hearing loss in millions of hair cells we use to hear,your balance. the past year. that’s a stone cold the oxygen-rich blood they require.this very gentle and effective fact. With each cigarette, you damagetechnique aims to return the body hearing loss occurs naturally – your hearing and over time theto its natural balance, relieving pain organically – as part of the aging damage is cumulative.and stresses in the body. it works on process. the ears just don’t process i won’t listen to my mP3 player atpressure points all around the body sound as well as they did back in excessively loud levels.encouraging the skeletal system the day. nature’s little way of saying, One of the most common causesback into the correct position. Once “heY, YOu’re a Year Older” – of hearing loss is exposure to loudyou become off balance your health only each year, nature has to say it a noise. You probably already knewstarts to deteriorate. if you can relate little louder (or is it softer?). that. but you probably don’t knowto any of the problems discussed now’s the time we all make our how much exposure is too muchin this article, especially pelvic new Year’s resolutions. to shed that exposure.misalignment, jaw misalignment, extra poundage. to finally kick the Well, the pros tell us that damagesinus issues and stress, then you really tobacco habit or stop eating fast caused by exposure to loud noiseshould try ‘the bowen technique’ to food. all positive, beneficial promises depends on both the level of theget your body back into equilibrium. to ourselves. and sometimes, we sound and the exposure time to thestart the year with both feet heading actually stick to those promises we sound. according to noise expertsforward and maintain your body’s make to ourselves. (sometimes we if you were to listen to music forbalance, allowing your good health don’t.) 24 hours anything for up to 75 dbaand wellbeing to follow. so, to get you on your way to a would be safe.Gareth bullock practices ‘the bowen healthier, happier, better-sounding i will wear hearing protection.technique’ near Olhão, santa barbara 2011, here are this year’s new ear’s damage to the ear can be causedand vilamoura. For an appointment resolutions from your friends at by exposure to loud noise (as justplease call 912 540 071. cat-centro auditivo de tavira: discussed). loud noise can includePage 12 Page 13
  • 8. People People Right: Joe Winning amc challenge trophy brands hatch 1986 Far right: Joe on YPvs 350 marlboro clubmans at brands 4th place, 1984 below: World formula 2 tt vila real 1985Silver dream racer Meet Joe Domingues a man with a passion for high speed motor bikes and a predilection for good food.W ere here to talk motor school where they soon knocked off winning the championship. and two partners bought into Quinta to Portugal with his friend carlos year when he gets back on track. Joe bikes, to help Joe find his rough edges and from ‘84-‘87 he Joe’s alter-ego resided in the world do lago resort and at 29 Joe was ramos, who invited him to run the says: “if i can find a couple of smallish sponsorship for the was racing regularly in the top level of hospitality, training as a chef at asked to manage shepherds casa sales side of Golf land properties in sponsors i’ll be racing the whole of Portuguese national club and national races with some victoria catering college got him a job velha for them, organizing a glittering tavira where he fell in love with the next season’s Portuguese national classic motorcycle good wins and fastest laps of the day. at actor michael caine’s restaurant opening night full of stars including east algarve. as well as Golf land classic motor cycle championshipchampionship next year and also his racing cv is pretty impressive he langans brasserie, and his two roger moore and sean connery. Properties he has been working at his on my either my Yamaha or suzuki”.learn about his chequered (pun says he still has the fastest lap on a passions conjoined when langan’s after that he went on to run bobby brother Jorge’s restaurant, the well it has been easy to warm to Joe, withintended) past. the son of a bull Yamaha 350 and also on a Kawasaki became a sponsor for Joe’s racing. Joes (with his brother), then bentleys known Pedras da rainha O Principe his ready smile and a friendly face,fighter (manuel antonio domingues) 900r ninja at 51.8 seconds. On the it was a great time to be working in at val do lobo, followed by spells at restaurant and lido bar along with confirmed frequently throughoutJoe moved to london when he was latter bike he won the 1986 amc the booming 80’s london, and he the t club and Porta da Quinta. his long term girlfriend maria Ze who our interview by interruptions fromnine, which explains his perfect challenge trophy with 3 wins over got to know many of the famous “after that i became no. 2 at the manages the restaurant and being 15 numerous passing friends who stopenglish. the weekend and the fastest lap of names coming through the door at boutique hotel hempel in central years younger keeps him on his toes! to say hello. i am sure that if you haveGrowing up in chelsea he soon the 300 riders competing. he raced langans, from the Pricess diana and london where i got to know victoria motorbiking along with golf and the good fortune to meet him you willbecame interested in bikes and at macau Grand Prix and the world the Queen mother, who came often and david beckham, Paris hilton and fishing have all had to take a back join me in wishing him every successwould take trips out of the city tt Formulas from ’84-’94 and was after horse racing with Pat eddery even michael Jackson and became seat the last few years due to work in all his ventures, especially his questwhen at 19 he found himself at the top runner in the Portuguese and lester Piggot, to Koo stark and pretty good friends with billy Zane commitments, but now Joe intends for motor cycle glory.brands hatch. evolving into an all national championship, but missing david bailey. and Kelly brooke.” he tells me. to become a well known name in interested sponsors or if youd justconsuming passion, this led to him rounds due to commitments back in the return to his homeland came after a number of years in the Portugal’s fast growing sport of motor like to meet Joe, he can be contactedjoining the then famous dixon racing london reduced his chances of ever about when his boss michael caine hospitality business he returned cycle road racing, as 2011 will be the on 911 956 149.Page 14 Page 15
  • 9. Focus on Santa Catarina sponsored byPhotographs by Richard Bassett S anta catarina is a small hillside eastern algarve three naves and has columns with ionic capitals. the processing and a small indoor market shop selling fresh village near loulé and close to são brás de main chapel is spanned by a painted vault and has to local produce. Just out of the centre of the village are alportel with beautiful countryside. one side a manueline doorway (16th century). among several typical Portuguese restaurants. Just up the hill i thought this month we would focus on a local the statues to be seen, there is a 16th century nossa on the en270 you have sao bras de alportel, famous for village, they hold so much charm, the local laid back senhora da Graça (Our lady of the Grace) which is producing corks, used in some of the finest wines of the characters, the focal points of the village, buildings particularly deserving of mention. the adoration of the world. the surrounding scenery is as dramatic as it is such as the church and school, the centre of a small shepherds is depicted on a panel. beautiful. santa catarina is an ideal place for a real taste community. surrounded by groves of flourishing almond You can buy almost anything in this small village, so of the algarve. the locals are friendly and there is such and orange trees, this is a town typical of the limestone long as you are prepared to wait for the locals to finish a lovely sense of community. You can also pick up some lands of the algarves intermediate rural area known as their daily catch up on gossip, which is quite pleasing authentic produce, and the odd bottle or two of figo if the barrocal. to watch, even if you dont speak the language. there youre feeling brave. there is also a market on the 4th the church is in the renaissance style (16th century) are a couple of cafes of course, the paper shop, the co- sunday of each month, where you can sample the local and has a decorated porch. the interior is made up of ops, one of which has a small museum relating to olive produce such as cheese, olives, chourizo and a beer!Page Page
  • 10. Property Is your money at risk? PROPERTY MANAGEMENT I Robert Bijker flags up f you think the return on your PROPERTY RENTALS a few of the warning capital is important, think again. if the last two years have proven signs to look out for anything, return of capital is during a recession clearly more important. i remember an advertisement of bankers trust, a brokerage firm which later mergedPROPERTY MANAGEMENT H A P P Y H O M E S A L G A RV E with deutsche bank in 1998, about risk management. the ad was aboutALGARVEAN COTTAGES V I LLAS A PA RT M E N T S TOWNHOUSES QUINTAS a person smiling while standing in front of his house on the beach of a tropical island in the middle of the A brighter future ocean. all seemed to be perfectly fine. however, if you ‘zoomed out’ you could see he was not standing on an island but on the back of a whale ready to submerge. the message: risk is where you least expect it to be. in times when companies are By the sea, Happy Homes has since 2003 provided outstanding property management services and struggling to survive, it is importantvalue to non-resident property owners. covering every requirement, Including Inspection, main-tenance, administration,letting and marketing services, we have developed relationships to be careful whom you do business in the mountains we are proud of with reputable accountants, architects, local councils, builders and with as some may go bankrupthousing professionals. Let happy Homes ensure that you have the best possible support tomaximize and protect your investment for a brighter future! causing an unpleasant interruption or in the city... enjoy your stay with us. of services or non delivery of (partly) h a p p y h o m e s l d a. C o n t a c t us t o d a y : 2 81 32 0 28 3 paid goods. the best way to avoid We’ll take care of you and your house R u a D r. 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On this account also a criminal offence. both 2009 buyer can avoid a problem like this companies work hard to deliver a clients deposit funds for future and 2010 were years that separated by issuing a cheque for payment good service to their customers. payments. in the case of a property the boys from the men. however, be in the name of the vendor instead With the others, by the time you find management company this could warned that some are not what they of transferring funds to a lawyer’s out, it is usually too late. include the payment of utilities and appear to be and your money may escrow account. We wish you and your family a happy LHV - 927 general expenses of the property not be as safe as you think. a company in financial difficulty will and Prosperous new Year.Covering the whole of the Algarve as independant real estate agents, we can provide you with unbiased advice when youdecide to purchase a property and can introduce you to a wide choice of reputable mortgage banks, architects, lawyers, builders, under management. if the property in a recession companies with a not inform you about their situation Robert Bijkerchartered surveyors and interior designers. We have been in business for over 12 years, finding the right property for countless satisfied is rented out and rents are received good track record can get a credit and if you do business with a Land & Houses algarve –clients. We currently have over 700 properties available online and would be very pleased to help you find your ideal home. on behalf of the owner, rents are line from a bank, but everyone knows company that uses a client account, yellow HomesIf you are the owner of a good qualityproperty and wish to sell, please contact C o n t a c t us t o d a y : 2 81 32 0 28 1 also accumulated on this account they are reluctant to lend money due here are some flags that may indicate www.landandhousesalgarve.comus to arr ange an appoin tment www.l a n d a n d h ous es a lga r v e. c om on behalf of the owner. lawyers to their own problems. if they do lend there are problems: delay(s) in the Rua dr. José Pires Padinha 178 frequently receive large sums on money it comes with a high interest completion date of the deed (lawyer), 8800 - 354 TaviraTA VI RA V I L A MOU R A the client account for the purchase rate. For some the alternative to an unpaid (utility) bills, undeclared aMI 6232R u a J o sé P i r es P a d i n ha 1 7 8 N1 2 5 , B en f ar r as, B o l i que i me880 0 - 3 5 4 T av i r a 81 0 0 - 0 6 8 B o l i q ue i m e of a property. the inappropriate use expensive credit line or no credit at and non payment of rental income Tel: 281 320 281 of client’s money for the benefit of all is the inappropriate use of money (property management). however, Fax: 281 321 901Page 18 Page 19
  • 11. RUSSELL & DECOZ REAL ESTATE Tel: 00351 289 792 785 Mobile 963 085 580 Property of the Email: month Villa on 2 floors * spacious lounge/ dining room * wood burner * fitted & part equipped kitchen * bedroom * office/or 2nd bedroom * bathroom with double Jacuzzi * laundry * large wintergarden * huge sun terrace with electric awning * staircase in tower to the 1st floor with master bedroom, en-suite shower room & roof terrace with superb sea & country views * Separate Apartment with a bedroom, shower room, open plan lounge/dining room and kitchenette * covered terrace with super views Villa, Pool, Garage and Apartment with "SPECTACULAR" * Lovely 8 x 4m Pool * terra-cotta sun terrace surround and pergola Sea views sitting in 2.120m² of land. * lawns & garden on irrigation system * 150m² garage with a small studio * Underfloor heating throughout the villa * A/C in the master bedroom * borehole * 40m³ cistern * good access * walking distance to local café. Was 499.000€ nOW 399.000€ Location; Azinheiro Ref: 1011V AMI License nº 870 - Member of APEMIP nº 1178 Av. Maria Lizarda Palermo 43a, 8700 - 081 Moncarapacho, Algarve, PortugalPage 20 Page 21
  • 12. East Algarve MAIN OFFICE – E.N.125, Cevadeiras, ALGARVE Broadband Home & 8900-024 Vila Nova de Cacela TEL: 281-951165 FAX: 281-951438 AUCTIONS Algarve Garden & SALES CABANAS OFFICE – (Waterfront) Internet via Satellite A full range of Ava Ria Formosa, Centro Comercial and broadband TV cleaning and Loja 2, 8800-591 Cabanas de Tavira maintenence TEL: 281-370277 FAX: 281-370761 STEPHEN Barracha Discounts for services for home, EMAIL FREEMAN São Brás afpop members garden and pool LICENÇA No 504-AMI WEBSITE Professional Over 1,000 items for Affordable Monthly Subscriptions For A prompt FARM NEIGH. TAVIRA painter and sale, each and every week. ▲ Exceptional property consisting of FriEndly Antiques, furniture, UK TV through any sErvicE 6 bedroom villa and a cottage with 2 bedroom, surrounded by approx. decorator household goods, etc., broadband connection 14.000m2 of land, with swimming pool (60m2), double garage. Situated ✤ Interior and always available. (min 2Mb download required) approx. 4 kms west of Tavira and 8 kms exterior painting For intake of items to various golf courses. PRICE - EUROS 580.000 ✤ Friendly service please ring first (00351) 918 771 381 ✤ Highest quality (Vic) paints ✤ Free quotes Tel 919 767 066 ▲ RUSTIC HOUSE - NEIGH. FUSETA / MONCARAPACHO - Charming typical ✤ Algarve covered (00351) 918 851 232 algarvian 3 bedroom house, renovated Tel 00351 912 977 218 in good taste in 2003, surrounded by Tel 289 841 896 Open Mon 9am - 4pm Weds 10am - 1pm, 2.30pm - 4pm Barracha (Stephanie) email approx. 3.080m2 of land. Swimming pool, Mob 912 780 721 Sat 9am - 1pm solar panels. Situated approx. 3 kms from e.a.homeandgarden Fuseta and bead, 5 mins from Olhão. email EN270 PRICE - EUROS 299.000 Sta Catarina Sao Bras EastAlgarve m a g a z i n e company ami 7673 Office: Tel/Fax 281 952 820 mobile: 00351 911 041 861/2 saLes: casa anibal R/c loja b, estrada da manta Rota 8900-038 Vila nova de cacela RenTaLs: emaiL: PROMOTE YOUR renTAlS & properTY BUSINESS WITH US MAnAgeMenT fROM ONLY €55, UP TO Let us make renting easy. Management packages tailored €275 fOR A fULL PAgE to suit your needs if you would like to promote your business with the east algarve magazine contact us on or Tel 961 700 200. Advertising•enquiries & Bookings if you would like to meet with a •payment Collection•Cleaning representative, •laundry•Meeting•24/7 helpline please call steve booth •Bill payments•guest Services; golf on 967 190 218 (sao bras) leisure Trips & Transfers Ref 1075 €198.000 neW insTRucTiOn as an advertiser you automatically become a SerVIng YoU AnD YoUr gUeSTS WITh Detached bungalow, air conditioned, fitted with heat wafers and has a woodburning stove in the warm and welcoming lounge. Fully equipped generous kitchen with large pantry. Two double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, one large bathroom, garage, distributer, and will be provided with a number CoMpleTe SATISfACTIon In MInD utility room, rear patio with bbQ and front patio with mature planting and fruit trees. of copies to issue to your customers. 00 351 913 692 170 or UK 0161 298 4800 situated in the quaint village of são bartolomeu do sul, the village has a church, a restaurant, cafe bar and a small shop. The beach of Praia Verde is just 5 minutes drive and for shopping closeby you have towns of Vila Real de stº antonio and Tavira. www.smartavillas.comPage 22 Page 23
  • 13. Home Frontera combines great design and quality with fantastic value for money. Bringing style into any home, whatever your requirements or budget. From a coffee table to a complete furniture pack.Create theperfect wet room Achieve a luxury bathroom with a stylish wet room SALE ON ALL SANTA FEW et rooms are the rage sub-floor or a sloping shower tray PINE FURNITURE these days because of the former is installed and then tiled over. While Stocks Last certain advantages they its likely your floor will need to be offer. they are stylish and strengthened to take the extra weight.easy to clean and can be installed in it must also be raised by about 5cma floor space with an area as small to allow for the waste fittings. EN125, Nr Alfandanga, Fuseta Need to rent out your property fast and need aas 1m2. however, if space is no how is the room waterproofed? e-mail: high quality furnitureobject, large designs with custom a waterproof membrane is applied pack.plans can be installed giving us the under the wall and floor tiles, similar Tel: 289 392 461 Our new Investors Packsfreedom to design as we please and to that used for swimming pools. start at €6,995 for a twoas we see fit. if you are looking for a this is known as tanking. its critical Tlm: 911 911 909 bedroom property. Monday to Friday, 10am - 5pm Includes professionalgood or unique wet room design, you to get a good seal between the walls Weekends by appointment only photographycan do so via the internet. designs and floors, as any leaks will be veryrange from normal designs that are expensive to put right later on.rectangular in shape to spiral designs What type of tiles should i use? Live Life in Comfortthat gives our home a whole new look ceramic or porcelain tiles areof fresh style. perfect as theyre hard wearing andWhat is a wet room? its a completely water resistant. if you prefer stone,water-proofed room where you can limestone and granite tiles are goodhave a walk-in shower without anenclosure or shower tray. options, though theyll need regular sealing. Whichever you choose, The widest selection of linen Valencia, Red and towels in the AlgarveWhat drainage do i need? a wet- opt for textured non-slip tiles. For aroom floor slopes towards an inset luxury option, solid-surface materialsdrain where water will run away. such as corian are non-porous andto create this gradient, a plywood seamless, so dont require grouting. NEW WINTER STOCK NOW IN! REmovals & sToRaGE BLANKETS, SILENT NIGHT ELECTRIC loCal, NaTioNal & UK BLANKETS, FLANNELETTE SHEETS, HOT WATER BOTTLES AND FLEECY Packing service • Mudanças e Armazenagem UNDER BLANKETS NEil & Emily RIChARdSoN REmovAlS monday to Friday 10am - 6pm saturday 10am - 5pm oNliNE sHoPPiNG Now availaBlE TLm. +351 939 486 870/+351 939 486 807 member of the british-Portuguese chamber of commerce Tel +351 281 963 191 or 0844 579 6577 (UK local) Email: website 27 estrada de Vale d’eguas - almancil apartado 166, 8800 TaviRa T. 289 396 385 • e. • www.linenwarehousealgarve.comPage 24 Page 25
  • 14. Home RestauRant & tapas baR Estrada da Ponta da Areia Vila Real de Santo António Tel +352 281 541 853 GSM: 967 044 406 GPS: 37º 10’ 51.27’’ N 4º 24’ 35.21’’ W This months theme from santa luzia Frontera is inspired by shades of caramel and chocolate. For more details a beautiful restaurant with see their advert tradition, art and culture. english speaking staff. on page 25. Menu includes; Octopus rice with prawns, sea food, tuna steaks, new zealand lamb Situated on the Guadiana River you chops, spare ribs and steaks etc. will enjoy the magnificent view on the AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE EVENTS estuary and the best grilled fresh fish. Open 12:00-11:00pm Closed Tuesdays Our specialities are Arroz de Marisco Avenida Eng. Duarte Pacheco, No 8 (Shellfish Rice), Cozido à Portuguesa e 8800-545 Santa Luzia, Tavira, Algarve tel +351 281 328 527 Arroz de Lingueirão. RestauRante Museu DO VInHO Rua almirante candido dos Reis 63 - taVIRa loCaTEd iN THE CENTER oF TaviRa, oNly 5 miNUTEs FRom vila GalE aNd PoRTa Nova HoTEls iNTERNaTioNal CUisiNE wiTH FRENCH sPECialiTiEs R. de ntana Sa nt ’An PRivaTE diNiNG Room availaBlE & waRm PaTio EaTiNG aREa Beco de Sa na eis os R d ido d . Can 1 Coffee Creme – York Tub Chair in Mocha R. Alm R. Alm a . Ca ian “Very welcoming & excellent food, thoroughly recommend it! nd Brown, H:78cm x W:81cm x D:77cm, €299 abr ido rte Real do io c Vaz co s Re R.B R.Joao is n osta or nto 2 Vanilla Dream – Horizon Cushion (Auber- da C da excellent service and friendly atmosphere” eA iano rA Emil d gu a eta R. D da Asseca R. Po gine or Natural) €10 R. Ja aqu im Ja ra cqu se Jo es P R. Jo 3 Praline Delight - Lamp with faux silk two R. Silva Domingues ess oa “excellent food, good wine, great excperience” R. dos Pe lames tone shade, Height 54cm Width 22cm, €45 R. Gonç alo Ve lho Roman Bridge, 4 Orange Creme – 3ft Pacific Bed in Nuit, Tra Tavira “excellent food, fantastic service, always with a smile” ve was €599 now €425 while stocks last, with s ria a nn sa R. E ale dua aA lica da Fonte selection of soft furnishings from the Kala- aG R. d rda nn os C Lap ub ad ais a Do Rep hari range. d For reservations telephone 918 502 029 lça de da Ca a ad R. D ça es r. Jo lç Pra se P Ca rigu ires Pad R od in ha R. A lia ma Traves sa Dr. Pa e R. D ad R. rreira r. Jo erd D se P om ires Lib Pad M inhaPage 26 Page 27 da R. D ar R. D om ce R. Paio R. lin R. Palm r. Pa Peres Correia M o eira rre on Fra ma ial nc ira va o Pal o s rlo Ca u st o R. Silva Dr. Aug
  • 15. Food TAVIRA h e aT e D R e s Ta u R a n T To River Gilao we are here EN125 mini Preco To Cabanas GARDEN To Continente VaLenTines DinneR Bar Restaurant 3 cOuRse DinneR with music & Dancing, €45 PeR cOuPLe Mont Belo Limited seats available, dont miss out! WinTeR sPeciaL 2 course gourmet dinner, mix & match, changing daily €9.95, Lunches by reservation sunDaY ROasT 2-courses €9.95, served from 1pm till late, booking recommended haPPY hOuRs every day, 17.00-19.00, 25% OFF aLL DRinKs Tel. (00351) 281 327 384• mob. (00351) 910 044 654 • Website Restaurant Mont Belo, set within Caliço Park delighted us with this Thai inspired Please Call for evening dish of sweet chilli king prawns, stir fried meal reservations During egg noodles and fresh vegetables. For details winter months see their advert on the opposite page. RestauRant & snaCK BaR MOnCaRaPaCHO 120 IP1 122 Alcoutim 24 2 Giões Pererio Martinlongo 124 A2 124 122 IP1 Vaqueiros Rogil 266 120 Cachopo 34 294 Odeleite Aljezur Fóla 267 Marmelete IP1 267 Monchique A L G A R V E 267 2 268 Caldas de Barranca Monchique 124 122 B a r & r e s ta u r a n t da Vaca S.Bartolomeu de messines Portella de Salir 124 Barranco Corcha 266 124 Benafim Mont Belo do Velho 120 124 Alte Castro Bordeira Marim Querença 125-9 IC4 124 Silves A2 IP1 Carrapateira Mexilhoeira Paderne Vila Real Tunes Sao Bras 125 Grande Bensafrim Odiáxere 124 124- 1 395 de Alportel Santa Catarina Fonte do manta de Santo Caliço deBarão Park 268 Algoz Bispo Antonio 125 Loule Conceição Rota S.João Alcantarilha IC4 N270 N270 a L g a R V e PORTugaL Portimao Estombar Lagoa 125 Guia Boliqueime 2 120 Ferreira Caliço Park, Vila nova de Cacela, only 10mins from tavira. Barão 125 IP1 Santa Tavira de S.Miguel Lagos Porches Pêra Bárbara de Pereiro Santo Estêvão Caliço Park Nexe 124- 1 a L g a R V e PORTugaL Vila 125 do Bispo Raposeira Luz 395 125 Estoi IP1 Budens Albufeira Moncarapacho Luz de Tavira 268 Figueira reGular eVents Quiz, Music, Karaoke & Car boot sale(1st saturday of each month. 10am) Mini Market stock- Olhão ing a selection of uK products. FARO Pool table & Dart board.Photograph Richard Bassett english Breakfasts from 4.50€. Fish & chips in homemade beer batter with mushy peas 5.50€. sunday roast dinner - Beef & Pork with crackling and all trimmings 8.95€ or 5.95€ for children (from 1pm to 4pm every sunday). Homemade cheesecakes. House wine 1€ caneca 2€. Fri 28th Jan, Curry night, 3 courses, live music from the Teddy boys 10€ p/p Contact sat 12th Feb, valentines special, live entertainment from the brilliant Gary vesey, 3 tel 927 364 157 or 927 168 059 course meal and a bottle of wine 20€ p/p. Please contact us for details & bookings. Page 28 Page 29
  • 16. Gardens Cortaderia selloana guesthouse, BAR & BIstRo QUINTA FONTE DO BISPO O P S IB O D E T NO F AT N I U Q Elvis vs Neil Diamond saturday 29th January NEw BAR InvadersCome along and vote for your favourite tribute Food MENuact and send them through to the final round. Samples, Sirloin Only 15€ per person, with a 3 course meal. Steak Baguette, call 281 971 484 or see the advert on the fried onions, chips, back page for details salad and garlic about mayonnaise €7.00. Fish in Beer Batter, chips and salad €6.50. watch out!! KARAoKE Saturday night LivE MuSic throughout Summer Rosie Peddle kindly provides some fascinating information about friendly and not so friendly east algarvian plants. o ver 550 exotic plant species have been la=geral introduced into Portugal (continental). so, what is an invasive plant? this is defined as a nowadays about 80 of these species are plant which has the appearance of being ‘naturalised’ SpEciALiTiES: considered as invasive or potentially invasive. but which is originally from another part of the world. Home made soups, located between olhão Salads, Fresh fish however, most species are only found as ornamentals and in agricultural or forestry systems and do not show, it reproduces freely in large quantities and over a wide area away from the mother plant. these plants have and Pechao on the EN 2-6 daily, Steaks, cata- so far, invasive behavior. many commonly used garden the potential to cover large areas, threatening other planas, vegetarian plants fall into this latter category and are not considered vegetation, and thereby significantly altering the existing oPEN 7 dishes,pasta dishes, a problem. natural ecosystems. days a Home made des- alien species have become so familiar that we often a native plant is defined as a spontaneous, natural plant serts, irish coffee. think they are native species. Often, their beauty makes wEEK of the region it inhabits, and which lives only within the ExTENSivE RANgE oF wiNES & poRTS. us like them, and sometimes they simply pass unnoticed limits of the natural reproduction of the plant. in the midst of so many other species. however, some areas most at risk from invasive plants are first and SuNdAy RoAST LuNcH: of these are silent enemies that are invading ecosystems foremost those of fragile natural plant communities, Roast Rib of Beef, with all the trimmings €9.50. and threatening the natural species that characterize such as sand dunes or coastal areas. these areas are them - these are invasive plants. We must stop their normally rich in a diversity of plants adapted to very THREE couRSE SpEciAL €15.00 spread! specific conditions. unfortunately, many protected Rua Borda d’Agua da Asseca, Portuguese legislation (decreto lei nº 565/99) lists about areas are being invaded by seed borne invaders such as 46-50 - 8800-325 Tavira, 400 exotic plant species as introduced to Portugal, and acacias and pampas grass – tough and durable invaders Tel./Fax 00 (351) 281 323 165, Tlm.916 822 117 from these 30 are classified as invasive species. which tolerate the extreme conditions of such areas. E-mail the list of plants considered invasive, and therefore You may already have some of these invasive plants on illegal to sell or to plant, is available at your land or in your garden but you may not see the invasoras/index.php?menu=62&language=eng&tabe damage being caused by the distribution of seed from your plants as these are carried away over a large area. if you visit the west coast of the algarve you will see    invasive clumps of pampas grass along the roads and    set lunch menu, 11.00-15.30    on the cliff tops. do not go near this stuff as each leaf     edge is like a razor blade ! it is extremely dangerous forAuthentic Indian food at its best!            children and pets. Flamethrowers will not kill it – i have enjoy your food inside, or out on the terrace.   heard that some people have been successful with large   Good parking facilities.    quantities of salt but this can poison the soil for a long time! Quality food • Excellent service • Good prices the roadsides of the lower slopes of monchique are  also plastered with acacia dealbata (mimosa) trees, call now to place your order:   these follow the waterways and damp gullies as the Tel 937 809 074 - 937 809 065 - 289 703 020   seed has been borne along these routes. the landscape is covered with the yellow flowers in February/marchPage 30 Page 31
  • 17. Gardens In need of retail therapy? Discover a unique shopping experience, in beautiful, relaxed surroundings, with friendly staff! New stock arriving Monthly. Why not visit us for all your Home and Garden inspirational ideas, and enjoy complimentary tea or coffee QM E Algarve 180x130 04-10.indd 4 Carpobrotus edulis 23/3/10 18:40:25 QM E Algarve 180x130 04-10.indd 4but these trees now form a sort of monoculture which (eg Phytolacca americana) or simply ornamental (eghas totally smothered any natural vegetation, and in cortaderia selloana or Pampas grass). in additionsome places, even the tough arundo donax canes of the to these intentional introductions, there were othersgiant grass which usually inhabit such areas. this is also that occurred accidentally, but with equally seriousconsidered to be invasive. consequences.the team for the invader project from the center for biological invasions, particularly by exotic species, areFunctional ecology at coimbra university has developed currently recognized as a major cause of biodiversity Inspiration and ideas for Indonesian teak sculpturea collection of bookmarker cards about "Plantas loss, changing structural and functional ecosystems. your Garden Sculpture Aquatic plants and bowlsinvasoras em Portugal”. this collection includes the 13 this problem is also considered as a major componentplant species considered invasive. the bookmarkers of global change, occurring at an increasing rateinclude a photo, a short description about each species worldwide. This monthsand general information about invasive plants. theseare available at mGs events and from rosie Peddle at the problems caused by invasive species are particularly serious because these species are a threat which can Car be irreversible, eg. after reproduction, dispersal and sale,biological invasion by exotic species is a process that can subsequent adaptation, control becomes problematicbe seen increasingly in Portugal, and which is occurring and eradication very difficult or even impossible in many saturdaythroughout the world, in utterly alarming proportions. at cases. it is an increasing problem in many regions of 15th Januaryissue is the global biodiversity and ecosystem services the world, and is particularly severe in mediterranean Massive selection of wall art Outdoor living & lifestylethat support life on our planet. and yet, the most serious ecosystems such as the algarve.problem is that we are often the ones who cause trouble it is another threat to the natural and special biodiversityand contribute to its aggravation, often without realizing of the algarve, but one which we can all play a part in QM E Algarve 180x130 04-10.indd 4it. We must learn to identify these species, to understand fighting. Please take some time to familiarise yourselfwhat they represent, and do everything possible not to with the list of banned plants, look for alternatives andmake the problem worse. plant wisely for the future wellbeing of this very specialin Portugal, many of the species that behave as invasive part of were introduced in times past with objectives LANDSCAPING & GARDEN CENTERthat have long since ceased to be relevant, such as Written by Rosie Peddle, member of algarveerosion control of sand dunes (eg carpobrotus edulis orhottentot fig), stabilization of slopes and timber wood group of the Mediterranean garden Society, with information supplied by Elizabete Marchante of BEm-VINDO • WELCOmE(eg acacia dealbata) or tannin (eg acacia mearnsii) coimbra University. See www.gardeninginportugal.hedges (eg hakea salicifolia & h. sericea), food colour com for more information Acacia-dealbata Hakea salicifolia QUINTA DAS PALmEIRAS CENTRO DE JARDINAGEm EN 125, c.p. 126-E 8800-118 To To Phytolacca americana Luz de Tavira Olhão Tavira en125 e-mail: Fuseta Luz de Tavira Tlm: +351 918 841 766 Tel: 281 961 189Page 32 Page 33
  • 18. Technology Environment Welcome back to our Wood smoke in the house – a serious monthly column for the East AlgarveMagazine. This month we are focusing on; health hazard Winter Storms, continuously charging and control- ling the power that goes to your It is reliably reported by scientists that “wood smoke is chemically Power Surges & computer and other items, therefore there is no fluctuation in the power active in the body 40 times longer than tobacco smoke” so any voltage to them. a small uPs may form of this poisoning in our homes needs immediate action! your computer be insufficient to run a laser printer C and it is advised that these be run himneys or flue systems in our homes are sup- through a separate ‘surge protec- posed to be designed to remove efficiently the tor’. as the uPs has a built in bat- products of combustion from the heating ap- tery, if your power supply fails, it will pliances in our living spaces, but if they areW e are at the time of year can ‘fry’ computer equipment and give you time to shut down your poorly conceived, constructed or just too small for the when storms seem to we know here that we can get some computer and other items passing task then we will experience problems either at the out- abound in the algarve really fierce storms. however, small through it; most small uPs provide set of their usage or at some time in the future when an and cause us to lose power surges are a more insidious 10 minutes of power to ensure a on the limit flue system is tipped over the edge of itselectricity or the electricity brightens menace. they can corrupt data and safe shut down with no loss of data. capacity by some additional factor.and dims due to the rain. i am sure ruin components, but they can also Often, we are not aware that the in the case of an open fire, we have observed here inthat there is not one of us who does slowly cause cumulative wear and power is changing, we only find out algarve that fireplaces commonly have an over large firenot identify with this even if we do tear as your hard drive slows down when our computer gives us prob- opening but an undersized flue system in either crossnot have a computer. and speeds up due to uneven power lems. the price range for a uPs will section or height and in a number of cases both! thedo any of you dread someone flush- supply. range from €59 - €100 for house- flue just cannot cope with the smoke produced and iting the loo in another bathroom so what is the solution? hold use. billows into the room.when you are in the shower and the an uninterruptible Power supply is We recommend that you consider this dramatic effect can also be caused by many oth- For wood burners, pelletwater suddenly turns very hot! it a device that sits between a power taking one of the actions above to stoves, pellets and chimney er factors however, so that even a correctly sized firehurts and can almost scald you if supply (e.g. a wall outlet) and a de- protect your computer and other sweeping opening and flue combination can give rise to smokeyou are not quick enough. When vice (e.g. a comput- expensive equip- emission. Often these factors can be a combination of Call Gavin in Tavirathe electricity surges up and down er) ment as the invest- wind direction and pressure, chimney position on the Tel. 281 326 551or suddenly shuts down, then your uninterrupted ment could save you roof or proximity to other parts of the building or poten-hard drive; computer power supply, Power supply a great deal of time tially even a newly added adjacent building or well as other components are (uPs): these are and money. they as is usual with such issues all factors need to be as-being scalded when this happens. recommended take one minute to sessed to identify the root cause and remedy for theYour data can also be scalded; if you for computers to install and require problem.have ever experienced corrupted run through all of no technical knowl- “a hot flue works and a cold one will not”; recently afiles, power surges may have been the time, not just edge. client called to say that they had a massive amount ofthe culprit. in stormy weath- smoke pouring out into the living room from the fire-Power surges are a real problem, not er. christina Toft place when they lit their fire, it having worked beautifullyonly for computers but other expen- this unit has a SBa computers up until that time. On inspection no blockage was foundsive electronic equipment, lightning battery that is Telephone 289 849 850 but it became clear from our discussion that they hadPage 34 Page 35
  • 19. Environment Swim-Arte E.n. 125, sitio de sao Pedro 8800-407 Tavira Tel : 281 326 671 Fax: 281 324 618 Email swimarte@hotmail.comjust returned home from a 2 month trip and that they the closed combustion chamber of a wood burning We speak: English, german,had got into the habit of lighting their fire with firelight- stove generally has an air inlet with some type of regula- dutch and Portugueseers which burn slowly and do not produce much heat tor and a relatively small flue outlet coupled with a flamevolume! the problems root cause was clearly evident, a path extending baffle, such that the wood can be burnedlarge chimney 250mm (10 inches) in diameter and some in a controlled manner and maximise the residence time Swim-Arte iS A Swimming pool compAny10 metres (30+ feet) high full of cold and damp air (re- of the hot gasses within the stove, giving them more with over 30 yeArS of experience.member it had rained a lot recently) cannot be lifted by time to heat the body of the stove and hence the sur- • We are experts in pool renovations, pool building,the heat produced by a few firelighters, so the fire was rounding room and not the atmosphere! pool covers, UV and salt systems, heatpumps, childre-laid with paper and dry kindling plus some smaller additionally, if you do not like your fireplace, then gener- safety fences, chemicals and anything else for your pool.logs with some 20 sheets of newspaper loosely crum- ally as the chimney breast is not structural then it could • We are distributors for EUROPA Piscinas fibreglasspled into balls and piled on top. the newspaper top- be removed and you have free reign for your imagination swimming was lit first and preceded to burn as expected with with any style of wood burner you desire!suitable ferocity and enormous and almost instant heat however as with all things wood burning stoves vary • We service and do pool cleaning.output, igniting the paper below and starting the com- enormously in the quality of their design, build and ef-bustion of the kindling and logs. the cold air was lifted, ficiency and it is generally true that you get what you paythe flue heated and the smoke went up and not into the for, but only if it is correctly specified and installed!room. an operational problem only, in this instance! as it must be clear from the scale and number of prob-Other problems are more difficult to cure and can lead to lems that can be encountered, it has only been possiblethe installation of a wood burning stove! to scrape the surface within the scope of this article, soWhy you might ask will a wood burner work when my should you require help or assistance please contact usopen fire would not? directly.airflow is the simple answer; no huge hole into which the gavin Stevenson-Bennettair can rush without a big enough escape route! exactly The Heat of the Moment Ldaas happens in rivers in flood conditions. Telm 968 386 896, Tel 281 326 551 Protect-A-Child Pool Fencing is a strong,tight woven mesh fence which prevents tiny fingers or toes from climbing. The fence also conforms to any pool shape and is completely rustproof and maintenance free. life-time guArAntee on the fibreglASS poStS. theSe pool fenceS Are eASily removAble. fencing Around poolS Are Soon to be A new regulAtion in portugAl. PENGUIN ENGLISH SPEAKING SpeCIAlISTS In lugArde designs and creates wooden garden houses, log cabins, verandas and garages for Air Conditioning extra storage in a wide variety of models and Pool Heating sizes. They offer plenty of space for customers Solar systems Central vacuum to meet their own specific demands. Underfloor Heating Heat Pumps Air-conditioning systems lugArde creates high quality heat pumps general plumbing products at acceptable prices. Solar Water Heating All Algarve covered! Central heating Swimming pools Av. Eng Duarte Pacheco 222 Under floor heating Wind generators , 8135-104 Almancil, Algarve •pool coverS And pool encloSureS. Tel: 289 092 595 Fax: 289 392 660 •PREFAbRiCATEd sWimming POOls lEss Urb. parque da Azinheira, lote 3, ExPEnsiVE And FAsT bUilding. r/C Dto, 8150-054, São Brás de Alportel SERVICE HOTLINE: Tlm. : +351 965 059 203 •dlw delifol pool lining with A 10 yeAr fActory guArAntee up to 12 colourS. 910 700 777 h: +351 912 230 676 Tel/fax : +351 289 845 385 •WhiRlPOOls And sPAs. •wood line wooden poolS in email: or Above ground. PENGUINAIRCON.COM •FilTER insTAllATiOns And EqUiPmEnT.Page 36 Page 37
  • 20. Finance Finance Financial Portugal so far in 2010. in a study, it has emerged that 85% of britons state that affordability is their number sion for construction of a number of extra rooms and for some improvements to the services and facilities that we Snippits one holiday clincher, with Portugal’s competitive prices offer. We are happy that the news from the bank of Por- a clear winner. tugal validates our market analysis and thus our decision the drop in occupancy rates for 2 and 3 star hotels to move up-market. supports the Government phase-out of the small rural ResOLuTiOn OF The cOunciL OF minisTeRs aP- tourism establishments that is currently under way. they PROVing The iniTiaTiVe FOR cOmPeTiTiVeness A collection of interesting are all obliged to re-license under existing rules for alter- anD emPLOYmenT regional facts and figures. native business models by 31st december 2010 or will this resolution approves the initiative for competitive- face fines. ness and employment, comprising 50 measures, di-T his month we take a look at a number of finan- europe’s and the world’s route of quality destinations as you may be aware, the east algarve magazine is pro- vided into five key areas: economic competitiveness cial issues that might affect your business and and the private sector has embraced this policy suc- duced by the owners of the Quinta da Fonte do bispo and export support, administrative simplification and private enterprises and decisions you could be cessfully. according to the bank of Portugal’s statistical which comes under the rural tourism banner and we cost reduction to business context, labor market com- faced with during the austerity programmes bulletin, year-on-year increases in tourism revenue were have decided to stay registered as a small hotel for the petitiveness, urban regeneration and boosting the rent- currently being introduced by governments. up 12.1% in 2010. When compared with the benchmark short term, but we have been granted planning permis- al market, and combating informality, tax evasion andminimum Wage is RaiseD year of 2008, revenue is still up by 44 million euros.the council of ministers approved an increase the mini- the bank of Portugal explains that these surprisinglymum wage as of January 1, to 485 euros and there will good figures are largely due to considerable growth inbe phased increase to eur 500 by the end of the year. three major markets. dutch visitors spent 20.3% moreWheRe DiD The gOVeRnmenT gRanTs gO? in Portugal than they did last year, britons convertedthe grants approved by the Portuguese Government 12.6% more of their pounds in 2010, while Germansin 2009 to combat the effects of international crisis in managed to spend 11.8% more on their visit to PortugalPortugal have been absorbed by banks and companies. this year than they did in the opinion of the court of auditors on the “Gener- Further afield, exponential growth in tourists arrivingal state” this year, 61 percent of the 2.2 billion went to from brazil has also been attributed to this year’s posi-banks, 36 percent for business and (1%) one percent tive figures, with brazilians spending 56.3% more infor employment support.sOciaL secuRiTY FRauDsTeRs caughT bReaD, LighT anDusing the “medical call” the department of social secu- TRansPORT TO in-rity has detected 20,000 more cases of fraud than they cRease WeLL abOVedid in 2009, a total of more than 67,000 or 32% of claim- inFLaTiOn in 2011ants. it appears that after being examined they were able essential goods and ser-to work. the low end of these cases allowed a fraudulent vices will rise. electricity issavings of 4.3 million euros, of sickness benefit which expected to rise 3.8% onhas ceased to be paid to the persons concerned. average, nearly doubling theimmigRanTs LingeR On minimum Wage expected evolution of prices,Of the 150,812 immigrants working in Portugal in 2008, according to the proposal23.5 percent earned the minimum wage. between 2002 submitted by the Powerand 2008, on average, 18.6 percent of immigrants were sector regulatory authoritypaid very close to the minimum, while among Portuguese (erse). in the area of con-workers this percentage did not exceed 12.1 percent. sumer goods, an increase ofPORTugaL becOming a “PRemium” DesTina- 12% predicted for the priceTiOn of bread breaks all records.the tourism state secretary, bernardo trindade has the industrial bakery an-stated that this year is en route for being the best since nounced this intention, jus-records began and adds “as it stands, we have already tifying it with the rising priceexceeded revenue obtained in 2008 by 44 million euros of flour. With the increase inthis year”. this is supported by the latest monthly bulle- vat and transport costs in-tin from aheta who state that while the number of tour- creasing by between 3.5%ists is down, the amount of money spent has risen and and 4.5%, other consumerindicates that 4 and 5-star hotels in the algarve reported goods like clothing and foot-an increase of 14.1% in the number of guests in October wear will also increase. as-compared to the same month last year. sociations in the footwearthe opposite is true for 2 and 3-star hotels, where occu- industry estimate possiblepancy rates were down by 7.9% and 6.3%, respectively. increases of 10%.Government policy is focused on placing Portugal on Premier FX E Algarve 208x292.indd 2 12/10/10 16:29:39Page 38 Page 39
  • 21. Finance Gabigest LITA GALEfraud and contribution. it approves the adoption of a setof measures aimed at improving the competitiveness of DeLaYeD PaYmenT OF biLLs is a maJOR PRObLem Luís de Brito - Contabilidades, Lda. SOLICITORS enGlisH the economy and supporting exports. On the one hand, Portugal is the eu country with the worst record of pay-it strengthens the tax incentive for internationalization, in ments and arrears by enterprises and individuals. "Pri-particular for small and medium enterprises (smes). On marily responsible for this situation is the state, whichthe other hand, it is determined to strengthen the com-mercial credit line, giving exporting companies a greater pays an average of 141 days, while the european av- erage is 63 days. the construction and health sectors sPeaKinG Author of Emergency Guide tocapacity to achieve its business. Finally, it also createda new "fast track" for the realization of investment proj-ects through the application of the Projects of Potential are the ones that have difficulties, and suffer delays, be- cause they have a rather large weight of the state fund- ing. engineering services and the lawyers are the end- aCCountants Property in Portugal &national interest (Pin) to investments by more than 10 customers most affected. All your accountancy issues International Willsmillion. neaRLY 100 PeOPLe a DaY sTOP PaYing TheiR explained and translated.Taxes ROse FasTeR in PORTugaL! DebTsa study by the Oecd between 1995 and 2008 has re- consumer credit represents 91% of borrowers in de- Professional & Friendly Servicevealed that Portugal’s tax burden increased more than fault. 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  • 22. sG olf Sh New location Cabana op golf course conceição Tavira olf Sh sG Cabana op We are here Timing cabanas New year expert tips from Benamors resident professional, Keith Ashdown. email: Website: www.cabanasgolfshop.comG ood timing is the synchronization and co- by the time your club reach the ball, while with the Tel 00351-281 327 885 Tlm 00351-915 424 642 ordination of the swing and body movements second all your power was concentrated at the moment and ensures that the club-head is at its of impact, generative and creating club-head speed. it maximum speed at impact. the faster your is rather like a motor-car starting slowly and gradually ONALDO’Sclub is moving as you hit the ball, the further your ball accelerating. speaking of acceleration do you know thatwill go, if the other movements have been correct. a golf ball leaves the club-head at about 150m.p.h? buthave you noticed that whenever you try to place your what is the power behind this 150m.p.h? Your swing.ball short of a bunker or water hazard, nine times out of swing as much as you possibly can. if you are out for R BARten you go into it, just because you have taken a smooth a walk swing your walking stick with left and right handswing and timed it better? at every opportunity. even at meal times hold your knife Monte Novo Faz Fatotry this experiment. hit two balls, one as hard as you and fork in the fingers and rotate your wrists towards possibly can, and one smoothly. concentrating on hitting one another and back again several times. this helps to 912 827 058 through the ball. the first one will go off with a rush. the get the wrist flexible. the swing controls everything and Open 11-30 second seems to leave the must not be overpowered till lateclub much more slowly butwill bore its way through the Pro stats Name: Title: Keith Ashdown P.G.A. Resident professional by the shoulders turning too soon. the club is  air and go several yards past Pro since: 1964 controlled by hands andthe first one, the reason being Born: Crowborough, Sussex, U.K. fingers, the stronger the    Wednesday evening 6.30pmthat the club-head of the Tournament History: hands and fingers, the •Winner of more than 100 professional  INdIaN buFFetsecond shot stays in contact more you will be able to  golf tournaments in Europe.with the ball just a fraction of speed the rhythm and get Friday night FIsh & chIps •Represented G.B. and Ireland in the a second longer. the strangething is that what happens is P.G.A. Cup against the U.S.A. speed into the club-head at impact. remember  pIes hOMe Made Cosy and Modern Lounge Space in Tavira •16 Hole in ones (4 on par 4’s)exactly the opposite of what •Course record holder at Benamor, 65 (6 good rhythm means good  pies steak • • Main Courses from €7 Homemade Tapas Vegetarian Foodyou expect. although you under par), although has scored 60 strokes on 3 occasions (Not counted timing.  chicken & steak & kidney, mushroom  • Homemade desserts Milkshakes, Ice Creams & Smoothies Cocktails •thought you were not hitting ladies can deduct 30-the second ball as hard as as a course record as they were not 40 metres per club. eg  please note faz fato Openthe first, in actual fact you scored in a professional competition) maximum distance for  Mon-Thurs 12h-24h •European tour player member 1968 - 82 we are RONALDO’Swere hitting much harder, no7 iron = 110 metres.  Internet /Wi-Fi Free for Custumers Fri & Sat 12h-02h •European seniors tour player/member closed frombecause with the first shot all 2003;2004;2005 Enjoy your golf,  Casa Pasto fernanda Historic Riverside, Kids Corneryour power was expended Happy new year, Keith. 20th Jan Rua Gonçalo Velho 16/18 until 31st Corte Antonio Martins  8800-349 Tavira, Algarve - Portugal Jan Campo golf Monte Rei Tel - 00351 - 281 381 034 Vila Nova de Cacela Closed Sundays during TAVIRA N125 V.R.S.A Autumn, Winter & SpringPage 42 Page 43
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Sport Olhanense battle it out with Benfica All the latest local soccer news from Chris Wright.I n early december Olhanense body of moretto. shortly after the present and the fans were in festive travelled to lisbon to do battle break Paulo sergio had the ball in mood. nacional could have taken a with the league champions. the the net, but his celebrations were surprise lead as early as the seventh algarve side made their illustrious cut short as the strike was ruled out minute when centre-forward Orlando Photos (clockwise) 1 Fansopponents fight all the way for their for offside. saviola ghosted in at the sa had a free header but missed the in the stadium of light,2-0 victory and but for a bad mistake far post to head home a second goal target with ricardo batista at his lisbon, home of benficaby keeper moretto and, at the other with ten minutes to go. two weeks mercy. this was the former sporting 2 Father christmasesend, a disallowed goal it might later and Olhanense, seven league keeper, batista’s first league game arrive ealy for the nacionalhave been a different story. driven games without a win, were hoping to of the season. moretto is out for game much to the delight of two young fans 3 expatforward by the excellent Paulo turn the tide when they entertained at least a month with a knee injury & Portuguese in partysérgio, the visitors caused the home nacional at the José arcanjo whilst Yontcha, vinicius, delson, mood before the nacionaldefence plenty of problems in the stadium, Olhão. having beaten djalma & lulinha were also sidelined game 4 vicki bawden &opening half, with roberto having the madeira side in the Portugal through injury. midway through the emily richardson present the cheque to Olhanenseto save well from Jorge Gonçalves cup in november, Olhanense was first period carlos Fernandes nearly manager daúto Faquirà &to prevent the algarve outfit from looking for maximum points to re- gave the home the lead when his director of Football marcotaking the lead. Just before half-time establish their place in the top half header hit the post after a flick on coutocardozo’s header slipped under the of the league. the tv cameras were from a corner. in the second-half it was mostly one way traffic towards to finalise the transfer of vinicius to Group has made a 1000euros taviraauction Aladdin´ Cave s Tea & Flavours the nacional goal but the final ball left much to be desired, much to the frustration of the passionate crowd. central defender mauricio had last season’s Premier liga runners- up. it is believed that a fee in the region of 200,000euros, plus the loan of Keita, has been agreed. vinicius, a donation Olhanense to for sporting youth development. the cheque was handed over to manager daúto clube sport two golden opportunities to score 24 year-old brazilian midfield player, Faquirà and director of Football New & Used discount store shop but on both occasions his headers sailed over the bar. a six man move has had an outstanding season for Olhanense and is just one of a marco couto at the group’s Presentation night dinner at the resulted in Jorge Gonçlaves should number of players being targeted by restaurante Fonte nova. the money Looking for a reasonably-priced sofa or washing have done better, when with a clear other clubs. sporting lisbon & braga was raised from the sale of match machine? Want to get rid of your bed to make sight of goal, he blazed his shot high are keen on another of Olhanense’s day programmes & commemorative room for a new one? and wide. nacional could have won young stars 24 year-old central- badges together with the proceeds at aladdins cave, we buy, sell, and trade furniture and household items every day so all three points deep into stoppage defender Jardel. Jardel is also of a christmas raffle. Players our inventry is always fresh. You never know what youll find when you visit our store. time. Orlando sa was played through being targeted by Werder bremen vinicius, Jardel, lulinha & Jorge vale We deal in most everything you find in a house and home: white goods, furniture for all rooms, furnishings, linens, pictures, light fittings, lamps and decorative items. since but with only the keeper to beat the (Germany) & Genoa (italy). a source joined the festivities and helped we are buying every day, our selection is always changing, so it pays to shop often. if you shot wide. this 0-0 scoreline leaves close to the club considers that a fee to make this a special evening for cant make it to our store, call us any time to find out if we have what youre looking for. Olhanense in eleventh place on of 80,000euros plus a 20% sell-on the fans. daúto Faquirà said, “We Keep in mind that these are one of a kind items, and when theyre gone, theyre gone, but sixteen points. clause in any future transfer is being as a club are very honoured and there is always something new arriving soon, so keep checking with us. TIMInG IS EvEryThInG! iT’s benFica again! discussed. braga are also rumoured privileged to have the support of 60 varieties of tea, exclusive Olhanense will meet benfica in the to be interested in defender João such a dedicated group of fans. convert all your unwanted goods into cash! 5th round of the Portugal cup in Gonçlaves whilst centre-forward thank you for your continuing remember, we want to buy your used furniture and household items, either coffees, hot chocolates, lisbon on the 5th January whilst Yontcha may be on the move to asia. support, both on-and-off the field, one piece, or an entire household. Just give us a call! another trip to the capital takes place there have also been whispers that which is very much appreciated”. a and much more! two weeks later for a bWin league castro, on loan at Olhanense for the signed football was raffled and won Email cup clash when the algarve club past two seasons, may return to the by alyssa Janssens-thennis. brian Need a touch play………..yes, you’ve guessed it, benfica! club from Fc Porto. daúto Faquirá has put together a team that has caldwell proposed the toast to hrh Queen elizabeth ii and the President FaRo TaviRa N125 n mte Gordo open Tues-Fri 10am-4pm of home? OLhanense sTaRs On The mOVe? Olhanense may well see the played some excellent football this season but he will now have to start re-building especially if Paulo sérgio of Portugal while emily richardson led a tribute to the club. Following the meal, a few football songs kept Graaza saturday 10am-1pm home made fairy cakes & Muffins Pl departure of a number of their young also leaves. the gathering in high spirits before Petrol Tavira Tel 00351 916 138 059 stars this month. braga President PResenTaTiOn DinneR in Paul nicholson closed the evening station auction 00351 916 138 060 Visit us at Tavira Gran Plaza, 1st floor, Food Court antonio salvador recently met with PechÃO by thanking the restaurant staff and Olhanense President isidoro sousa the Olhanense expat supporters organisers for a great evening.Page 44 Page 45
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  • 25. h o t e l R u R A l , R e s tA u R A n t & B A R QUINTA FONTE DO BISPO O P S IB O D E T NO F AT N I U Q Special eventS ballROOM DinneR & Dance with the ballroom dance group thursday 20th January elviS vs Rural hotel set in beautiful gardens in the neil DiaMOnD countryside of t avira. Restaurant open Saturday 29th January come along and vote for your seven days a week, pool, t ennis and Wi-fi. favourite tribute act and send them through to the final round. Only 15€ per person, with a 3 course meal. valentineS valentineS DinneR & Dance 2 122 Alcoutim Giões Pererio Sat 12th February, 7.00pm Martinlongo 124 3 course meal with live music 124 valentineS DaY DinneR 122 Vaqueiros Mon 14th February, 7.00pm 3 course meal Cachopo Odeleite For further details on any of the above events, call 281 971 484 V E 2 RegulaR eventS 124 122 Portella de Salir 124 Barranco Corchaim do Velho We aRe Castro Querença HeRe IP1 bOOt Sale every 4th Sunday Marim Sao Bras 125 Vila Real Loule 395 N270 de Alportel Santa Catarina Fonte do Bispo N270 Conceição caRveRYSundays from 1pm booking de Santo Antonio IP1 Santa Bárbara de 2 Pereiro Santo Estêvão Tavira advised from OnlY €10 Nexe395 125 Estoi IP1 Moncarapacho Luz de Tavira Quiz nigHt every Wednesday, food available from 6.30, Quiz starts at 8.30pm FARO Olhão Steak nigHt every Friday, from OnlY €10 from 6.30pm For information and reservations please call us on 281 971 484, visit us on the en270 near Sta catarina, email Page or see our website