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East Algarve Magazine - MAY 2010

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Monthly regional magazine for the Eastern Algarve in Portugal.

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    • FR EastAlgarve M A G A Z I N E EE © OLHÃO · SÃO BRÁS · TAVIRA · ALCOUTIM · CASTRO MARIM · VILA REAL DE SANTO ANTÓNIO May 2010 Walk about Santa Luzia Health The importance of drinking water Gardening Golf tips All you need Benamor’s to know about 14th hole the avocado
    • Welcome... Thankfully, I survived the Easter holidays EastAlgarve PUBLISHER & M A G A Z I N E DESIGNER and normal life has resumed, phew! Richard Bassett As recommended by several readers, I EDITOR Katie Bassett spent an afternoon in Santa Luzia, and EDITORIAL had a lovely stroll along the tranquil CO-ORDINATORS promenade, it certainly lived up to my Susan Purvis Richard Bassett Snr. expectations... beautiful! ADVERTISING I met up with bistro owners John and Call 961 700 200 or email info@eastalgarvemag.com Emma from Mesa do Chefe, Claudia and Tito CONSULTANT from Quinta Velha, Restaurante O Monte, Arne Jakobsen the Great Dane and the Meeting Room, and also sampled some sushi from Mish Mish in Tavira’s Gran PRINTED BY Litografis-Artes Plaza. This month we have all the usual Graficas Lda, Ferreiras features, including golf tips from Benamor, DISTRIBUTION Advertisers will be all you need to know about avocados, issued copies for distribution, along sporting news and more. I hope you enjoy with retail outlets. this May issue, and as usual, I am grateful All rights reserved. Except for normal Welcome... review purposes, no part of this magazine for all your comments and suggestions, may be reproduced without the written permission of the publisher. Every care please keep them coming. has been taken in the preparation of this magazine, but the contents are only meant as a guide to readers. The proprietors of this magazine are publishers not agents or sub agents of those who advertise therein. The publisher cannot be held liable for any loss suffered as a result of information Editor gained from this publication Projectcasa E Algarve 180x176.indd 2 8/2/10 12:25:15 GUESTHOUSE, BAR & BISTRO Casa das Portas is a www.casadasportas.com QUINTA FONTE DO BISPO O P S IB O D E T NO F AT N I U Q unique shop in the heart of Tavira, the most beautiful town in the Algarve. Visit the shop and experience STEAK NIGHT CARVERY first-hand not only the Fridays, from 6.30pm LAMB, BEEF & extraordinary images of the RUMP €8.50 TURKEY, PLUS RIB EYE €10.00 town created by the owner, SIRLOIN €13.00 ALL TRIMMINGS Sundays from 1.00pm Jane Gibbin, but also the 16OZ T-BONE €19.50 ever changing collection of (48 hours notice for T-Bone) Booking advised beautiful things ethically All steaks come with Home ONLY 10€ made chips, onion rings sourced from Portugal and 24 mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, 3 course option peas and a choice of sauces. available for only 14€ around the world. Call 281 971 484, email info@qtfontebispo.com or see our website Casa das Portas, Rua Dr Augusto Silva Carvalho, 3, 8800-324, TAVIRA, Portugal www.qtfontebispo.com or see our map on the back page Telephone: +351 281 321 025 email for orders and information: info@casadasportas.com Page 2 info@eastalgarvemag.com info@eastalgarvemag.com Page 3
    • ABANDONED PUPPIES. 35 Just over two weeks ago, our neighbour, walking in a remote, place, heard small cries. Unable to reach the place -she came back for us, and we went out in the car. We found a tightly tied up sack containing 5 puppies, only days old. They were shivering and dehydrated. We spent the next couple of days trying to keep them alive. but sadly lost 2. The other 3 are thriving and are approximately 25 days old. One appears to be a perfect little Golden Retriever, another a little Rottweiler and the third, a small black Labrador! We do The Quinta Quilting Club not know what they will look like in 6 months, but they are run by Gillian Stapleton gorgeous and feeding well. We need loving homes where the were given a part finished pups will live with a family, not in an apartment, and not tied up on a short rope for life. Please help if you can. 8 Grandmother's flower garden quilt which was Email info@eastalgarvemag.com and “East Algarve Magazine” started by Joyce Senior will forward any emails on to us. Many thanks in the UK. It was finished by Fay Carroll a member of the club CONTENTS sales, and was raffled in the Algarve auctions and 5NOTICE BOARD Let us know your thoughts. Christmas Craft Fair at Monday 24th May, Barracha , Have new opening pm-intake Quinta Fonte do Bispo. hours. Monday 10am-4 6NEWS Get up to date on the latest East Algarve news! The quilt was won by Katie Warren and the Manchester United legend, Sammy and sales. Wednesda 4pm-sales only. Satur y 10am- day 9am- money raised was donated McIlroy talks at 1pm-sales only. First Friday 7WHAT’S ON of the month-10am-4pm sales 30 What’s happening in and to the Faro Oncology the Hotel Porta ds,garden around the East Algarve. fund run by Maria only. Household goo Lurdis who accepted the Nova, Tavira. Call furniture,electrical goo ds and 8PEOPLE Who’s behind Mesa do Chefe. 150Euros raised to help this worthy cause. 962 572 687 for details. antiques. Location Barracha,1km out of S.Bras on EN27 0 to 10 PEOPLE Meet Claudia and Tito. Tavira. Call 91976 7066 12 HEALTH Drink water to keep healthy. 14 HEALTH An exciting month for CAT. 12 15 Contact HEALTH GUESTHOUSE, BAR & BISTRO Keep your eyes healthy. QUINTA FONTE DO BISPO 16 TWO OF TWENTY us Olhão artists chosen to exhibit. O P S IB O D E T NO F AT N I U Q 18 SANTA LUZIA We take a walk about this pretty little village Charity This notice Super quiz, 20 PROPERTY board is free for 18 Hidden maintenance costs. by Terry and Andy 24 PROPERTY Property of the month. readers to use. Sat 29th May 7.30pm Send us news, Buddies 27 HOME Choose the right bed. ideas or BUDDIES Meal choice - Watercress and goats cheese salad or cream of potato soup Race 29 HOME Old school Cool. suggestions BABY BOOM Lemon chicken with noodles and fresh vegetables Night 30 FOOD Super Sushi. you’d like to QUIZ! or Seafood pie served with fresh Sat 5th June, 7.30pm. share with our vegetables (pies contains, salmon, 35 GARDENING All about avocados. readers. Sat 8th May, 7.30pm Bangers and mash with hake, prawns, and topped with cheesy mashed potato) Homemade rice pudding or Spaghetti and meatballs with homemade tomato 38 ENVIRONMENT Spring clean your Air-con. Email: onion gravy followed by bred and butter Strawberry knicker-bocker glory. Water included. and basil sauce followed by profiteroles with 40 chocolate sauce. FINANCE Please supply us your meal choice Cover yourself. info@eastalgarvemag.com pudding. at time of booking. Followed by music. Telephone Music and dancing to follow. 42 SPORT Golf; 14th hole at Benamor. 961 700 200 There will be music and dancing after the quiz. ONLY 15€ p/p includes meal ONLY 10€ p/p includes entry into 44 SPORT ONLY 8€ p/p 10 The latest from Chris Wright. Postal Address: and quiz entry racing 46 BOOK LOVERS’ CORNER This month’s book review. EN270, CXP797A, Call 281 971 484, email info@qtfontebispo.com or see our website Fonte Bispo, Tavira 47 CLASSIFIEDS Grab a local bargain. www.qtfontebispo.com or see our map on the back page Page 4 info@eastalgarvemag.com info@eastalgarvemag.com Page 5
    • News WRC Vodafone rally of Portugal, 27-30/05 at the Algarve stadium, Faro What’s on Things to do this month There’s so much to do and see this month. Check out our guide to what’s on soon in the East Algarve! Wind Turbines STOPPED MUSIC THEATRE TAVIRA - Concerts “Music in The TAVIRA - The Den of Thieves, MARKETS R esidents of Agua de Tabuas and Malhada do Judeu celebrated as they learned that the project stir among Portugal bird experts, as a pair of rare Bonelli eagles nest nearby. The SPEA and top Bonelli Churches ”, 01/05 - 29/05, 18h00, 08/05 - Irene / Birgitt (Piano / 22/05, 21h30 António Pinheiro Cinema-Theatre Algarve Theatre Loulé: Every Saturday. Estoi: 2nd Sunday of the month. Song), Igreja da Misericórdia; 15/05 Company for 3 turbines proposed for the Eagle specialist, Luís Plamer drafted - Josué Nunes (Guitar), Igreja de Moncarapacho area has been thrown out. After 14 letters in the strongest terms, São Paulo; 22/05 Algarve Guitar EXHIBITIONS 1st Sunday of the month. months of objection from villagers, informing the CCDR that it would Duo, Ermida de Santa Ana; 29/05 SÃO BRÁS DE ALPORTEL - Exhi- Quelfes: 4th and 5th Sundays of the evidence against the proposed be a bad move to erect turbines in - Twenty Fingers Duo (Harpsichord bition “From the Form of Writing the month. Family pets site of Cavalum turbines proved too strong. the territory of these birds of prey. The first act of PROBAAL president and Guitar), Igreja do Carmo. to the Writing of the Form”, until 13/05, Alportel Musuem Tavira: 3rd Saturday of the month. stolen in This expensive route proved to be an effective one, as Tavira lawyers António Dario de Sousa Viegas was to sign a letter from the association OLHÃO - Moscow Piano Quartet, 15/05, 21h00, Municipal Audito- ALCOUTIM - Exhibition “Cocker- Vila Nova de Cacela: 3rd Sunday of the month. Burglary picked apart the shabby proposal the company had submitted. They calling for the rejection of the proposal, which was sent along with rium T. 289 710 170 CASTRO MARIM - Accordion els in Popular Art ”, until 28/05, Arts and Crafts Centre Castro Marim: 2nd Saturday of the month. Evenings, 15/05 - 29/05, Various T. 281 540 500 O n Wednesday evening, 21st found countless errors, omissions almost 200 signatures. Quotes from Sta Catarina: 4th Sunday of the Venues T. 281 510 740 ALCOUTIM - Exhibition of Works month. April, a family in Costa Esuri, and false reporting. They had this letter are contained in the official from the Scarecrow Competition, Ayamonte were burgled. Sadly, their claimed (originally) that the village declaration issued by the Ministry of SÃO BRÁS DE ALPORTEL - Jazz Club, 16/05, 17h00, Costume Mu- 05/05/28/05, Casa dos Condes beloved dogs were stolen, 2 elderly of Água de Tábuas was virtually the Environment. Yorkshire Terriers, 14 and 12 years uninhabited, despite much contact Thankfully this Wind Turbine project seum T. 966 329 073 DANCE FESTIVALS old, named Toto and Emma. They with people who lived there, stating was rejected. There were several TAVIRA - Piano Recital, 25/05, CASTRO MARIM - 2nd Castro 18h00, António Pinheiro Cinema- OLHÃO - Performance by Chil- are sisters, Toto is approximately 3.6 that over 50 nearby properties were main reasons given for this by dren and Young People (Ballet Marim International Snail Festival kilos, and Emma, who likes her food, “abandoned” when some of them the CCDR, but importantly, they Theatre - 21/05 - 23/05, Ravelin of Santo and Dance), 08/05, 16h00, Munici- 5 kilos. had already been bought-up for specifically listed all the negative TAVIRA - Guitar Recital, 27/05, pal Auditorium T. 289 710 170 António T. 281 510 740 www.cm- The family are devasted and are development. They misrepresented opinions of local residential and 18h00, António Pinheiro Cinema- castromarim.pt offering a generous reward for the distances between the turbines and environmental groups. In short - TAVIRA - Violin and Piano Recital, SPORT ALCOUTIM - May Festival, 29/05 safe return of their dogs, no questions properties, used unrepresentative people power. 28/05, 21h00, António Pinheiro ALCOUTIM – 9th Municipal - 30/05 Multipurpose Sports Facil- asked. Can you help? The family wind-readings to “prove” residents Residents can now get on with their Cinema-Theatre Swimming Meet, 22/05, Municipal ity, Charity, Cultural, Sports, Arts would do anything to get them back. would not suffer noise disturbance, lives without the threat of 120 metre SÃO BRÁS DE ALPORTEL - Con- Swimming Pool Martim Longo and Crafts If you can give any information and falsely claimed that the single towers looming 300 metres from their cert of Classical Piano, Music with V. R. STO. ANTÓNIO - European VILA NOVA DE CACELA, Day relating to the whereabouts of the dirt track accessing the village homes, and the fear of developing the Pianist Miguel Sousa, 29/05, Champion Clubs’ Cup In Athlet- Craft Fair Car Boot Sale with dogs, please contact us or Per and would be suitable for all the huge ‘Wind turbine syndrome’, disturbing 20h30, Costume Museum T. 966 ics - Group A, 29/05 and 30/05, V. BBQ, 01/05 All Day at Caliço Park Ayami Gulklett on 0034 959 328 092, equipment and cranes they would noise or seriously decreased house 329 073 R. Sto. António - Sports Complex TAVIRA, STA CATARINA, FREE 0045 3051 7309 or Steven Hall on be using during the installation. values. SÃO BRÁS DE ALPORTEL - Fado 29/05: 15h30 – 19h30 30/05: 16h00 garden party with children’s en- 0044 777 556 5513. Thankyou. The proposed site also caused a big Written by Amanda McGregor evening, 30/05, 21h00, Costume – 19h30 T. 289 824 946 www.aaal- tertainment, 15/05 at Quinta Fonte Museum T. 966 329 073 garve.pt do Bispo, Tel 281 971 484 Tornado hits Alicoop closes in May Tavira T he last 16 shops in the Alisuper chain will shut down by the end group all at once, there would be a “social catastrophe” in the Algarve. 2010 BANK HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS T avira’s riverside was hit by a tornado on the 17th April at approximately 9.00am. No injuries of April. The measure is designed to protect any property that can still be sold at public auction to pay Creditors are due to meet at the end of May to make their final decision. Alicoop became insolvent in August Here’s your handy cut out & keep guide to the 2010 bank holidays and festivals, with compliments of East Algarve magazine. were reported, but up to thirty boats creditors (insolvency settlement). 2009 due to its accumulated debts Carnival/Shrove Tuesday ........ 16 Feb Corpus Christi, (Thursday) ........ 3 Jun Independence Restoration Day, were damaged and several trees This means another 58 workers will of almost 80 million euros. Maundy Thursday .......................1 Apr National Day in Portugal, (Wednesday) ...............................1 Dec came down. The buildings of the join the 380 who had their contracts Good Friday, ...............................2 Apr (Thursday) ................................ 10 Jun Immaculate Conception, Tavira nautical club also suffered suspended at the end of March. A recuperation plan was drawn up damage. It was reported to be a low Easter Sunday .............................4 Apr Assumption Day, (Sunday) ......15 Aug (Wednesday) ...............................8 Dec According to union sources, should for the group – but banks refused intensity tornado, which apparently the solution be to liquidate the to approve it. Liberation Day (Sunday) ...........25 Apr Republic Day, (Tuesday) .............5 Oct Christmas Eve ..........................24 Dec are quite common. Labour Day, (Saturday) ............. 1 May All Saints’ Day, (Monday) .......... 1 Nov Christmas Day, (Saturday) ......25 Dec Page 6 info@eastalgarvemag.com info@eastalgarvemag.com Page 7
    • People People tapas”. They also offer home made seating capacity using the lovely stone baked pizzas, made by Emma bougainvillea shaded terrace. using her own special dough recipe. In the future, they are looking to All ingredients are simple, fresh and expand and to take Mesa do Chefe tasty and the pizzas are rolled and tapas experience to other towns in baked to order. Emma explains, “the the East Algarve region. perfect pizza should have a crisp Why not give them a try one lunchtime base, yet with plenty of topping. You or evening and sample some of the can either choose from the menu, mouthwatering tapas, such as Sticky or simply build your own using a Ribs, Spicy Meatballs, Seared Tuna, Margarita base. We can offer pizzas Garlic and Chilli Prawns, Emma’s for take away too, simply phone home-made coleslaw, chips, and green Going your order through on 289 792 087, an array of freshly made desserts, or call in and have a drink whilst you with a glass or 3 of wine! Find them wait for your order.” in Moncarapacho, by taking the Evenings are amazing. According road from the main street, up the to John and Emma, they have right hand side of the market. It is A talent for Tapas only been open for twelve weeks, approximately 100 metres up on and already booking is highly the right hand side set on the facing recommended. With the warmer corner. For bookings please call 289 weather they are able to double their 792 087. Forget watering and maintenance Below from left A slice of heaven is the best way lawn... with lush synthetic to describe this family run Bistro. at Mesa do Chefe to right; Stuart, John and Emma Hogan TAPAS & WINE BISTRO J ohn and Emma Hogan, along customer experience. or several – making it a complete with their 6 year old daughter, John and Emma found the premises meal with many different and Deanna, came to live in the quite by chance after responding to exciting flavours. The feedback from Algarve a little over 4 years ago. an advert for a property advertised in customers so far has been fantastic John, who is also sales manager for the East Algarve magazine. The house and repeat business has been very Penguin air-conditioning, recalls wasn’t for them, but in the same high. Clients have also commented that the decision was made whilst meeting they found that the Bistro that the house wines, at 5€ a litre, Deanna was young so that she could was available in Moncarapacho. are superb, and John believes, after NEW LUNCHTIME SPECIAL - COVER, MIXED be schooled through the Portuguese Not wanting to miss a business careful research, “the fun bit!”, that TAPAS AND GLASS OF WINE €8.50 PER HEAD system. They lived here back in 1999 opportunity, they arranged to meet they are the best house wines for for 2 years, but had to return to the the owner that same day, and they miles around. With seating both inside UK for personal reasons, whilst set the ball rolling. A new idea for the bistro, starting in the Bistro and on the Bougainvillea shaded terrace, there, got married, had Deanna and On Boxing Day last year, John May is to offer a mixed tapas plate relax and while away the returned to Portugal as soon as they phoned his brother Stuart in the UK, – a full meal for one person with a hours with a choice from the possibly could. John and Emma who also has extensive experience covert and glass of house wine carefully selected wine list and love Portugal and are now totally in professional kitchens as well as a for €8.50 at lunchtimes. Emma a plate or three of Tapas from settled. Emma has always loved to shared love of Portugal and asked if explains, “lunchtimes at present are the extensive menu. be in the kitchen, and although John he would like to come out and work unpredictable and can be quite quiet. ◊ INTERNATIONAL TAPAS ◊ NEW LUNCHTIME is a trained Chef, it is Emma that at Mesa do Chefe, bringing with him The reason for this, is historically, MIXED TAPAS PLATE ◊ SUPERB WINES has always loved to cook. Emma his own culinary flair. He accepted this restaurant has never opened at ◊ STONE BAKED, HAND MADE PIZZAS has always had a desire for her own and is now in the kitchen with Emma lunchtime.” It is open from 12pm to ◊ DAILY SPECIALS BOARD ◊ TAKE AWAY PIZZAS restaurant here in the Algarve – and cooking up many tasty treats. 2.30pm Tue to Sun & 7.00pm to 10.30 OPEN FOR LUNCH 12PM-2.30PM AND although John admits to being a little Emma and John made the decision pm Tue to Sat. Word is spreading DINNER 7PM-9.30PM sceptical at the beginning, Mesa do to make Mesa do Chefe a Tapas and and each week the lunchtime trade (CLOSED SUNDAY EVE AND ALL DAY MONDAY) Chefe has turned out to be just what Wine Bistro, with the emphasis on is increasing. They offer an extensive they wanted and they are both loving great quality at a reasonable price. tapas menu, all freshly cooked to Telephone 289 792 087 their work. John takes care of front The atmosphere is relaxed, and you order, with dishes from all over the Rua do Carmo; No15, Moncarapacho, 8700-096, Olhão of house and strives for the perfect can have a few dishes to share, world, “rather than just Spanish Page 8 info@eastalgarvemag.com info@eastalgarvemag.com Page 9
    • People People One Vision Young entrepeneurs Tito and Claudia are bursting with energy and they worked day and night to be ready for the inauguration day the 18th of December 2008. It was made possible only with the help of their friends who were really fantastic. The main room of the club boasts a large TV on an impressive bar area. There is held a huge party with circus acts, a terrace for the summer, planted music, great canapés and free with palm trees and beautiful champagne. Claudia’s and Tito’s flowers. The VIP lounge on the first goal is for everyone to enjoy their H floor is decorated in glamorous experience, relax, dance, Tavira ere are the 12 finalists for Miss enjoy gold and black. The Meeting Join us for the fantastic Gala’s on 2010. the live music, disco, and events Room celebrated its birthday on 10th, May 15th and the or evenfithe April such as Miss Tavira, Grand nal and enthusiasm for life, each other and their businesses. the stage area, cosy sofas and the 18th December 2009, and they odd football match. in Tavira. on 26th June at the Meeting room privately. Claudia loves buildings, when she sees an open space she has the vision to transform it, “like a dream”, she says. In 1988, her father bought an olive tree farm in Cabanas In February 2008, disappointed with the quality of the restaurant of the Quinta Velha over the last few years, Tito and Claudia decided to open the restaurant themselves with the ���������� � ����� � ������ ����� ������� ����������������������������� 1 �����- ����-�� )���� ���� 2��� �����.����� 3 *��� 4 �� 56 /������ ������� ������ ���� ��� �������� �������� ���������������������������������� and transformed it into Quinta help of French and English chefs. ������������������������������������������������������� Velha village, a beautiful place with The restaurant O Monte featured � �� �!� " #$!%�" � &�!%�" typical houses, a restaurant, bar and in the very well known magazine &�!�&$& ' % �!� (�)��" �* �+ ��$ #%�", � �%�" � #��$ %�" swimming pool. In 1995, her father “Happy” as one of the best died suddenly. It was many years restaurants in Algarve. This year O later, in 2005, that Claudia took over Monte was selected amoung 67 very the project which had been going good restaurants to be shown in a downhill after many years of neglect by the former accountant. Her goal very special magazine, “Dining out”, which displays a selection of the ������ ���������� ���� �� -����.�� � ��/���� ��- was to turn Quinta Velha into “a real best and most charming restaurants T �������� 0������ hey are opposites, different, paradise”, as her father had wanted. of Algarve. %�������� ���- but in her own words “both Tito, born in Albufeira, has a In September 2008, they were � (������� ��- ������� �����/���� crazy, crazy for life, crazy daughter, Ines, who studies in approached about the possibility ��� � �������� /����������� about each other”. They make Albufeira. Tito has always worked of renting a large storage space, a fantastic team. in bars in Europe from the age of cold and empty but in the heart of Both are very sensitive and sensible 16, where he also learnt English Tavira, near the newly built shopping but also “very strong willed with and Dutch. Tito likes to meet open centre, the perfect opportunity for a good hearts”. minded people, he enjoys nightlife, club with no neighbours to disturb. ���������� ����������� ����� Claudia was born in Belgium, French he has a love of life and music. He Claudia saw the place and began speaking with some Flemish. She settled in Tavira in the year 2000. In to dream of what it could be in the ������������� �������������� has two children, Caroline and Laurent aged 19 and 22, who are 2003 he began working with Peter in Arcos bar. Sadly, Peter died, but Tito future, and Tito and Claudia decided to make the investment. They named ����������� � both studying in Belgium. Claudia is continued to successfully run the the club, The Meeting Room, as ����������������� ���������� ������ an architect, specialising in industrial bar with Ziggy. they wanted a place where people modern buildings, using glass Several years ago, Claudia and Tito could meet friends, enjoy the nice ����� ������� ����������� � ��������� and metal. She worked for major met at a friend’s party, began talking atmosphere and make contacts. �������������������������� �!!"� ���� ����� ������� ��������� companies such as Renault and also and the rest, as they say, is history. The contract was signed in November ������� �� �� ���� ���� � ��� �������������������� Page 10 info@eastalgarvemag.com info@eastalgarvemag.com Page 11
    • Health Physiotherapist Rehabilitation Trainer OSTEOPATHY For muscular and articular Ria Siertsema problems, treated by Ced. Profissional C-022387072 harmonising and resetting the Tm. 933 887 980 body’s structure. riasiertsema@raketnet.nl CRANIOSACRAL Pre-and postoperative THERAPY rehabilitation MASSAGE Drink water to All muscle, skeletal and or joint problems SERVICE •All massages are performed by Sports injuries health professionals using biologic improve your essential oils for aromatherapy Lymphatic drainage •Swedish massage,Quiromassage, Reflexology, We know it’s NEW: Neuromuscular •Lymphatic drainage, Traditional health taping Thai massage, important •Local massage for legs and feet or to drink neck back and shoulders. CLINICS: water, Gareth Housevisits: mobile practice CATHERINA PAUWELS, Bullock tells Colina Verde, Sitio de Maragota ILSE BRENNER Tel: 919 660 211 or us why. Santa Barbara de Nexe 963 706 624 Quinta do Lago IN THE CENTRE OF TAVIRA D Speaking 4 languages rinking water is so important we need. Water is the best choice. Sodas have Mail: catherinapauwels@clix.pt for good health. When you Symptoms of mild dehydration a lot of sugar in them, so if you drink were a kid in school, you include chronic pains in joints and sodas, you may take in more calories learned that each molecule muscles, lower back pain, headaches than you need. Herbal teas that aren’t of water is made up of two hydrogen and constipation. A strong odour diuretic are fine. Sports drinks contain atoms and one oxygen atom. You may also have learned that it was to your urine, along with a yellow or amber colour indicates that you may electrolytes and may be beneficial, just look out for added sugar and TEA & great fun to fill up your squirt guns with water, at least until the principal not be getting enough water. Thirst is an obvious sign of dehydration and in calories that you don’t need. Juices are good because they have vitamins FLAVOURS caught you. What you may not have learned, however, was how much fact, you need water long before you feel thirsty. and nutrients. Caffeinated beverages will also add SHOP water you needed in order to be a How much water do you need to to your daily water need. Even though healthy human being. drink? caffeine is a diuretic, if you regularly Why do you need to drink water? A good estimate is to take your body consume caffeine, your body will Your body is estimated to be about weight in pounds and divide that regulate itself to that diuretic effect. 60 to 70 percent water. When water number in half. That gives you the Do you drink enough water? stops running it becomes stagnant. number of ounces of water per day It may be difficult to drink enough Think about it, that is how your that you need to drink. For example, water on a busy day. Be sure you body become when you don’t keep if you weigh 160 pounds, you should have water handy at all times by the water flowing. Blood is mostly drink at least 80 ounces of water per keeping a bottle for water with you water, and your muscles, lungs, and day. If you exercise you should drink when you are working, travelling, or brain all contain a lot of water. Your another eight ounce glass of water exercising. If you get bored with plain body needs water to regulate body for every 20 minutes you are active. If water, add a bit of lemon or lime for 60 varieties of tea, exclusive temperature and to provide the you drink alcohol, you should drink at a touch of flavour. There are some means for nutrients to travel to all least an equal amount of water. When brands of flavoured water available, coffees, hot chocolates, your organs. Water also transports you are travelling on an airplane, it is but watch for extra calories. Have a oxygen to your cells, removes waste, good to drink eight ounces of water bottle of room temperature water in and much more! and protects your joints and organs. for every hour you are on board the your kitchen, with a glass next to it, Signs of dehydration. You lose water through urination, plane. If you live in an arid climate, you should add another two servings and every time you pass the bottle have half a glass. Don’t try and drink Need a touch respiration, and by sweating. If you per day. As you can see, your daily all the required amount in one go, are very active, you lose more water than if you are sedentary. Diuretics need for water can add up to quite a lot. space it out. of home? such as caffeine pills and alcohol Twenty percent of your water need With the promise of summer around Home made fairy cakes & Muffins result in the need to drink more water will come from the foods you eat. the corner we should all be drinking because they trick your body into The rest of your water need should more water to keep our bodies fluid Visit us at Tavira Gran Plaza, 1st floor, Food Court thinking you have more water than come from the beverages you drink. and active. Page 12 info@eastalgarvemag.com info@eastalgarvemag.com Page 13
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    • Walk about Santa Luzia Walk about Santa Luzia S anta Luzia so often crops up I loved the litter bins, shaped like ship runs in peak season. Where the train in conversations I have with funnels. Branching off of the main pulls up at Barril beach, you arrive readers of the magazine, promenade into the back streets, at an old tuna factory. The buildings that I thought I’d take there are some lovely old houses are still standing and have now been the opportunity to have a sunny with quaint features, such as the tiles converted into cafes, restaurants, afternoon stroll aound it myself. shown, more restaurants, a church toilets and other facilities for tourists. I parked on the promenade and and cafes. Further along from Santa You will see further evidence of the took in the beautiful view of the Ria Luzia you’ll find the area of Pedras old tuna factory in the remains of just Formosa, very pretty and still with del Rei, a small, pretty tourist resort one of the old wooden boats, in a a few boats bobbing about on the where you’ll find a small wooden ‘graveyard’ of huge iron anchors and water and the occasional laid back pontoon across the Ria Formosa in rusted metal cable occasionally fishermen. Santa Luzia is renowned marshland. You can take a stroll, or protruding from the dunes, all of as the “Capital of the Octopus” and for a small fee, catch the minature which was used to secure the has several highly recommended train over to the enormous Barril massive tuna net to the sea bed. fish restaurants. I went on a Monday, beach. The train is definitely popular At the entrance point, the beach is when many fish restaurants are with young children. invariably busy in summer. But walk closed, but the few that were open Barril beach is on Ilha de Tavira. Ilha either way, especially to the right, had terraces full of English and de Tavira is about 18 km long and and you will find acres of space Portuguese locals, soaking in the Barril is about in the middle of it. on which to prop your brolly and lovely views and ambiance. It is quite Walk left, to the east, and you will stake your claim for the day. Also to rustic but the buildings are beautiful come to Santa Luzia’s beach, Terra the right, you will come to the only and very clean, with friendly people, Estreita, there is a ferry across to it officially sanctioned nudest beach in as you so often find in these villages. from Santa Luzia, but I think this only the Eastern Algarve. Page info@eastalgarvemag.com info@eastalgarvemag.com Page
    • Property Keep up to date with new Property legislation regarding your rental property with advice from property expert Robert Bijker. PROPERTY maintenance, A ll things in life require maintenance, some more than others and some are less obvious. Relationships, MANAGEMENT PROPERTY RENTALS the hidden costs! health, education, pets, cars, gardens, investments and retirement plans. If you own a property this is no different. A bit of pre-emptive maintenance can prevent you PROPERTY MANAGEMENT H A P P Y H O M E S A L G A RV E from incurring larger expenses in the future. This is true for general ALGARVEAN COTTAGES V I LLAS A PA RT M E N T S TOWNHOUSES QU I NTAS maintenance such as regularly painting your house and making sure the woodwork is in good condition. A brighter future But less obvious is the need to keep the paperwork of your property current, and, if needed, updated for new legislation. 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One cultivar makes a good trees need low night temperatures Mexico south to the Andean regions. espalier. Growth is in frequent to induce bloom. Container plants  Avocados were widely cultivated in tropical America as individual flushes, during warm weather, in southern regions, with only one long should be moved outdoors with care. Whitewashing the trunk or branches  seedling trees before the Spanish conquest but did not receive serious flush per year in cooler areas. Injury to branches causes a secretion of will prevent sunburn. Soil: Avocado trees like loose,  horticultural attention until about dulcitol, a white, powdery sugar, at decomposed granite or sandy  1900, when horticulturists found that production of grafted trees was scars. Roots are coarse and greedy and will raise pavement with age. loam best. They will not survive in locations with poor drainage. The   simple and allowed perpetuation Grafted plants normally produce fruit trees grow well on hillsides and  of superior seedlings and the within one to two years compared to should never be planted in stream      establishment of orchards. Flourishing industries developed in 8 - 20 years for seedlings. beds. They are tolerant of acid or alkaline soil. In containers use a   Florida and California, in South Africa, and on a somewhat smaller scale in CULTURE Location: Avocados will grow in planting mix combined with topsoil. Plastic containers should be avoided.  Chile, Brazil, Hawaii, Australia, and shade and between buildings, but It is also useful to plant the tub with  some islands of the Pacific. Mexico, are productive only in full sun. The annual flowers to reduce excess soil where avocados are extremely roots are highly competitive and moisture and temperature. Container  popular, produces large quantities will choke out nearby plants. The plants should be leached often to  annually; commercial plantings have shade under the trees is too dense reduce salts. been made in Israel, and there are to garden under, and the constant Irrigation: Avocado trees may not  numerous trees in other countries litter can be annoying. In cooler need irrigation during the winter rainy  around the Mediterranean. areas plant the tree where it will season, but watch for prolonged  receive sun during the winter. Give mid-winter dry spells. Over irrigation  DESCRIPTION the tree plenty of room - up to 20 can induce root which is the most  Growth Habit: The avocado is a feet. The avocado is not suitable for common cause of avocado failure. To    dense, evergreen tree, shedding hedgerows, but two or three trees test to see if irrigation is necessary, many leaves in early spring. It is fast can be planted in a single large hole dig a hole 9 inches deep and test the Page 34 info@eastalgarvemag.com info@eastalgarvemag.com Page 35
    • Avocado Nutrition Facts Serving Size 28g, Percent daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Calories 55 Fat Cal. 45 Total Fat 5g 8%DV Total Carb. 3g 1%DV Sat. Fat 1g 5%DV Fiber 3g 12%DV Polyunsaturated Fat 1g Sugars 0g Monounsaturated Fat 3g Protein 1g Cholest. Nil 0%DV soil by squeezing. If it is moist (holds Trim about 1cm off the pointed end Sodium 0mg 0%DV together), do not irrigate; if it crumbles with a clean, sharp knife and then in the hand, it may be watered. dip the end in fungicide. Now place Vitamin A 108 IU i Watch soil moisture carefully at the each seed in a 15cm pot of seed Vitamin C 19 mg i end of the irrigating season. Never compost so that the cut top of the Calcium 2 mg i enter winter with wet soil. Avocados seed lies just above the compost Iron 0.1 mg tolerate some salts, though they will surface. Germination usually takes show leaf tip burn and stunting of about four weeks and when the plant leaves. Deep irrigation will leach salt is 30-40cm high it can be planted should be permitted to color fully accumulation. out. before harvest. Guatemalan types Fertilization: Commence feeding of Disease: Two fungi and one virus can be stored firm, at 40 - 50° young trees after one year of growth, cause more damage than any pests. F. for up to six weeks. Mexican using a balanced fertilizer, four times Dothiorella (Botryosphaeria ribis) types discolor quickly and require yearly. Older trees benefit from canker infects the trunk, causing immediate consumption. feeding with nitrogenous fertilizer dead patches that spreads to applied in late winter and early maturing fruit, causing darkened, FACTS summer. Yellowed leaves (chlorosis) rancid smelling spots in the flesh. Leaf and seed extracts have been indicate iron deficiency. This can Flesh injury begins after harvest and used for a variety of medical usually be corrected by a chelated is impossible to detect on outside. application, including treatment of foliar spray of trace elements Mexican types are immune to trunk diarrhea and dysentery and as an containing iron. Mature trees often cankers but the fruit is not. The antibiotic. also show a zinc deficiency. disease is rampant near the coast High in monosaturates, the oil content Pruning: Columnar cultivars require and has no economical control. Root of avocados is second only to olives pinching at early age to form a Rot (Phytophthora cinnamomi) is a among fruits, and sometimes greater. rounded tree. Others need no soil-borne fungus that infects many Clinical feeding studies in humans training. Current orchard practice plants, including avocados. have shown that avocado oil can avoids staking. The best results are Harvest: The time of harvest reduce blood cholesterol. obtained by fencing the tree with depends upon the variety. Mexican plastic mesh for the first two to three types ripen in 6 - 8 months from “Ugh, avocados are so fattening!” years. Container and dwarf trees will bloom while Guatemalan types I cannot tell you how many times I need constant staking. The skirts usually take 12 - 18 months. Fruits have heard that, nor how many times of avocado trees are sometimes may continue enlarging on the tree I have had to educate someone on trimmed to discourage rodents, even after maturity. Purple cultivars the beneficial qualities of avocados. otherwise the trees are Sure, I would never usually never pruned suggest that you go Propagation: Growing an out and eat a bag of advocado from seed is an avocados, everything in easy and rewarding job and excess can be bad, but because advocados raised when planned as part from seeds of the tender of a good meal plan, variety Persea Americana avocados can offer many virtually always come true healthy benefits. to type. Firstly soak the So, the next time someone healthy, undamaged seed tells you that avocados in hot water at 40-52oC are fattening, tell ’em to (106-130oF) for 30 minutes get their facts straight to avoid advocado root rot. and enjoy avocados. QM E Algarve 180x130 04-10.indd 4 23/3/10 18:40:25 Page 36 info@eastalgarvemag.com info@eastalgarvemag.com Page 37
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Cardozo scored • We are distributors for EUROPA Piscinas fibreglass 4.00am, especially on the saw the team go down 2-1 on a from the spot as the Benfica fans swimming pools. morning the clocks go forward an pitch still suffering from several days went wild knowing that their team hour, to follow your football team in of torrential rain. The Olhão side was on the verge of winning their • We service and do pool cleaning. their endeavour for premier league rarely looked threatening although first title for four years. Worse was survival. The picturesque seaside Djalmir added to his tally of goals by to follow for Olhanense when five town of Vale do Conde in Northern scoring his 9th in 14 starts, a strike minutes later a rash challenge from Portugal welcomed the Algarveans rate-per-game only bettered by Delson resulted in his second yellow for what was to be a historic day. Falcão (Porto) & Cardozo (Benfica). card. Down to ten men the visitors The 5-1 away win was not only It was Cardozo who was to run riot were always going to struggle and Olhanense’s first away of the season against Olhanense when they visited Cardozo added two further goals for but also their largest win in the the Stadium of Light in Lisbon the his hat-trick with Aimar & Di Maria top flight since 1947. Goals from next week. A near capacity crowd of making the final score 5-0. But for Tengarrinha, Yazalde, Rabiola & a 62147, including 2,000 visiting fans, several fine saves from Tavira born brace from captain Djalmir made was in festive mood as the Benfica Bruno Verissimo the score could the long journey worthwhile for the eagle soared above the crowd prior have been much higher. Cardozo faithful fans. After battling draws at to kick-off. With only two minutes and Di Maria are being chased by home to V.Setúbal (2-2) and away to on the clock Delson was penalised Real Madrid and Manchester City Protect-A-Child Pool Fencing is a strong,tight woven fifth placed Guimarães (1-1) a win at for handball and referee Baptista, and will surely leave the Lisbon club mesh fence which prevents tiny fingers or toes from home to Marítimo (Madeira) would well behind play, awarded a penalty this summer. climbing. The fence also conforms to any pool shape and is completely rustproof and maintenance free. Sponsored shave raises over €1200 LIFE-TIME GUARANTEE ON THE FIBREGLASS POSTS. F orty Olhanense fans including Rota; the new furniture warehouse THESE POOL FENCES ARE EASILY REMOVABLE. a dozen expats followed their Frontera, on the EN125 at Fuzeta; FENCING AROUND POOLS ARE SOON TO team to Funchal last December Cara’s Hairdressing Salon, Tavira & BE A NEW REGULATION IN PORTUGAL. when they played Marítimo. The numerous individuals over €1200 devastation and loss of life caused was raised. José Francisco M. by the floods earlier this year Nóbrega, President of the Marítimo LUGARDE designs and creates wooden garden resulted in a few of the supporters Supporters Club, and several other houses, log cabins, verandas and garages for embarking on a fund raising drive. fans travelled over from Madeira extra storage in a wide variety of models and Half-a-dozen supporters had either and joined the Olhanense fans as ABOVE: Neil Richardson, Olhanense President Isidoro Sousa, Chris Wright, Larry sizes. They offer plenty of space for customers grown beards or were having their they prepared for the shave-off prior heads shaved to help the Appeal. to the game with Marítimo. On the Bawden & Vice-President Sergio Correia. to meet their own specific demands. “We were made so welcome when Saturday forty fans together with LUGARDE creates high quality we visited that we just had to do their visitors enjoyed a festive lunch products at acceptable prices. something for the local community,” on Culatra Island. said Neil Richardson. Richard Birtles, a regular of the Restaurant With the bad weather on the Fonte Nova, Pechã o, had his head Friday evening of the Olhanense •POOL COVERS AND POOL ENCLOSURES. shaved whilst Richard Eustace had v. Marítimo game several of the •PREFABRICATED SWIMMING POOLS LESS only half his beard shaved to earn participants postponed their shave EXPENSIVE AND FAST BUILDING. extra cash for the appeal. Thanks to until the following Monday. Larry the generous support of the Central Bawden, who has sported a beard •DLW DELIFOL POOL LINING WITH A Algarve Ladies Luncheon Group, for 20 years, Neil Richardson & Chris 10 YEAR FACTORY GUARANTEE UP TO 12 COLOURS. Mad Hatters Riverside Bar, Tavira Wright enlisted the help of local •WHIRLPOOLS AND SPAS. who held a Quiz, Beira Rio Restaurant Tavira legend Fernando José Dos •WOOD LINE WOODEN POOLS IN ABOVE: Neil Richardson, Chris Wright & & Irish Bar, Tavira; Restaurant Fonte Santos who has been a barber in the Larry Bawden with Tavira barber Fernando OR ABOVE GROUND. Nova, Pechão; Mars Bar, Manta town since 1946. Jose Dos Santos •FILTER INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT. Page 44 info@eastalgarvemag.com info@eastalgarvemag.com Page 45
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