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Welcome to your October issue. I hear a lot
of people have been poorly recently, so we
wish you all well. The team have suffered
too, but we're back on top form to bring you
another bumper 52-page issue. We have
featured a seafood dish from the restaurant
Alfarroba, met with the team from Tavira's
Restaurante Museu do Vinho and caught
up with Steve and Debbie from the former
Tavira Auction to discover the changes to the
business and exciting news for the future.
Mesa do chefe are also making management
changes, leading to expansion of the
enterprise. We bring you our regular golfing
tips from Keith Ashdown, an informative
Olive tree article from our gardening expert
Mark O'Shaughnessy, health, sport, homes
and much much more. Rest up and enjoy this
issue and please keep you letters coming in.
Richard Bassett Snr.
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Let us know your thoughts.
Things to do this month.
Get up to date on the
latest East Algarve news!
Meet Didier and his team.
Eyes on the Alentejo.
Mesa do Chefe expands.
The Tavira auction.
Advice before buying.
Property of the month.
Countdown to BLiP.
Mosaics & Under floor heating.
From Restaurant Alfarroba.
The Olive tree.
Gold hits record high.
Golf tips from Keith Ashdown.
The latest from Chris Wright.
50BOOK lovers’ corner
A science fiction novel.
Grab a local bargain.
Dish of the day + drink €6.50
Dish of the day + drink
+ dessert and coffee €8.50
Fresh local seafood • Cataplanas • Special
seafood rices • Fish noodles • Fresh grilled
fish • Filet in Mirandesa style (considered
the best meat in Portugal)• French veal
steak • Duck breast in orange and honey
PLUS MUCH MUCH MORE!
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Call. Nr. 913 544 417 for
“My names Maria, are you my
Have you got me a big pink dummy?
My, your gorgeous, I love you so much
Though I think you’re going to
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make a noise
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bribe me with toys
There’ll be battles of wills,
you’ll never win
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reach for the powder
If you don’t put it on
I’ll scream even louder
I’ve got a full tummy,
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Your guide to what's on, in and
around the East Algarve this
month. Have fun!
Things to do
2010 bank holidays and festivals
Here’s your handy cut out & keep guide to the 2010 bank holidays and
festivals, with compliments of East Algarve magazine.
Carnival/Shrove Tuesday......... 16 Feb
Maundy Thursday........................1 Apr
Good Friday, ................................2 Apr
Easter Sunday..............................4 Apr
Liberation Day (Sunday)............25 Apr
Labour Day, (Saturday).............. 1 May
Corpus Christi, (Thursday)......... 3 Jun
National Day in Portugal,
(Thursday)................................. 10 Jun
Assumption Day, (Sunday).......15 Aug
Republic Day, (Tuesday)..............5 Oct
All Saints’ Day, (Monday)...........1 Nov
Independence Restoration Day,
Christmas Eve...........................24 Dec
Christmas Day, (Saturday).......25 Dec
TAVIRA - Concert by the Orques-
tra do Algarve, 09/10, 21h30,
TAVIRA - The Birth of the Baroque
in Portugal, 16/10, 21h30, Carmo
S.B. DE ALPORTEL - Meeting of
Bands, 23/10, 21h30, Cinema The-
atre. Free Admission.
TAVIRA - Concert by "Pel De
Noz", 29/10, 22h00, Santo Estevao,
Casa do Povo.
TAVIRA - Elvis vs ROY ORBI-
SON, 23/10, 19h30, Quinta Fonte
do Bispo, Sta Catarina. Vote for
your favourite tribute artist.
LOULE - Michael Jackson Dance
Tribute, Daily, 22h30, Vilamoura
S.B DE ALPORTEL - Lets catch
the theatre: "D. Quixote and
Sancho Pança - The adventures
of the Seed", 15/10-24/10, "show
room" travelling around the munici-
pality, admission free.
OLHÃO - Childrens Theatre by
the Braga Theatre Company,
23/10, 16h00, Municipal Audito-
V.R.STO. ANTONIO - Revue "Fu-
jem Moços Que Vem A Gripe!"
by Boa Esperança, 21/10-23/10,
Monte Gordo Casino.
S.B DE ALPORTEL - Exhibition
of works by Dorneles and Lucia
Silva "Concert Cork", Until 15/11,
TAVIRA - "City and Rural Worlds",
Until 18/6/2011, Municipal museum
and Palacio da Galeria, Tues-Sat
S.B DE ALPORTEL- Paintings by
Eduardo Dias, until 31/10, Munici-
TAVIRA - Letters and Colours,
Ideas and Authors of the Repub-
lic, until 31/12, Municipal Library.
TAVIRA - Centenary of the Re-
public, Books and Memories,
Until 31/12, Municipal Library.
TAVIRA - "The 1st Republic in
Tavira: Transformation and Con-
tinuities", Until 31/12, Municipal
S.B DE ALPORTEL - Tapestry and
Drawings by Cruzeiro Seixas,
Until 31/10, Zem Arte, Armazens
de Arte. T. 289 840 000, Closed
S.B DE ALPORTEL - "Long Live
the Republic!...On Tour", 30/10-
01/11, Largo S. Sebastio.
ALCOUTIM - 4TH Partridge Fair,
15/10-17/10, 18h00-24h00, 10h00-
24h00, 10h00-18h00, Pavilion
Jose Rosa, T. 281 540 500. Sales
of items connected with hunting,
handycrafts, cheese, sausages,
brandy and other local specialities.
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Lamb, Beef & Turkey,
plus all THE trimmings
Sundays from 1.00pm Booking advised
3 course option available for only 14€
Fridays, from 6.30pm
*Rib EYE €10.00
*16oz t-bone €19.50
(48 hours notice for T-Bone)
All steaks come with home made
chips, onion rings, mushrooms,
grilled tomatoes, and peas.
Loulé: Every Saturday.
Estoi: 2nd Sunday of the
1st Sunday of the month.
Quelfes: 4th and 5th Sun-
days of the month.
Tavira: 3rd Saturday of
Vila Nova de Cacela: 3rd
Sunday of the month.
2nd Saturday of the
Sta Catarina: 4th Sunday
of the month.
The Ayamonte AnimalRescue FundraisingCommittee do amarket the firstSaturday of each
Calico Park, VilaNova de Cacela.
Elvis V Roy Orbison.
Tribute artists at Quinta
Fonte do Bispo, 23/10,
Tel 281 971 484Congratulations to
Mrs Larson who won
this wonderful quilt in
a raffle held at Quinta
Fonte do Bispo. Made by
Fay Carroll, and150euros
was raised for the Ass.
Oncoligica do Algarve of
Faro. This is the second
quilt Fay has made during
with Gillian Stapleton from
Quinta Fonte do Bispo, who
meet on Thursday mornings.
Anyone interested in joining
the class should call Gillian
on 966 006 436
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LIVING ON THE
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 5km
from the park. The park has a swimming pool, Bar and Restaurant, Free
Internet access, Daytime Reception and 24 Hour Security.
Tel: (00351) 281 951 360 Tlm: (00351) 917 925 031
firstname.lastname@example.org Visits by Appointment only
Caliço ParkA L GA R V E P O R T UGA L
VISIT OUR Showhome
2 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHROOMS, FULLY FURNISHED
• New homes for sale
• resales 5% off until 31/12
• year round rentals
• short and long term
• rentals with option to buy
• finance options available
• plots to rent from 100m²
Charity golf day and Barbeque
at Benamor Golf
ACharity Golf Competition &
Barbecue held by the Tavira Golf
Club, at Benamor Golf on September
4th raised 1200€, which will added to
the current “collection”. The cheque
with the final and total contribution will
be presented to the “Associação Uma
Porta Amiga” (A Friendly Door) at the
end of the year.
The winning team are pictured
above, from left to right: Michael
Relf, Michael Storman, Maggie
Lea & Dottie Powell, also pictured
are Vice-Captain Colin Campbell,
Captain Tommy Spreadborough and
a representative from PremierFX.
Tourists to pay toll charges
After a huge backlash from
residents, the government has
allegedly now decided to charge
tourists to use the A22 motorway,
allowing free use to residents and
businesess. The Deputy State
Secretary for Public Works and
Communication revealed that tolls
could be levied on the A22 long
before looming renovation work to
the EN125 is concluded.
Having a viable alternative
to the A22 has been one of
the principal requirements for
regional representatives prior to
the introduction of tolls on the
Algarve’s sole motorway.
“Should the decision be taken
to charge tolls before schedule,
those who live and work in the
Algarve will always be entitled to
an exemption”, Paulo Campos told
reporters in the Algarve.
Introducing tolls on the A22 “is
a necessary and above all, just
measure. It’s a matter of justice
when verified with a combination of
presuppositions”, the state secretary
reasoned. Major renovations will
start on the EN125 by the end of
summer, beginning of Autumn.
The cost of the work on the EN125
is estimated to be €150 million and
will cover 273 kilometres through
14 councils of the region.
It is not clear how the government
will implement the charges. There
are rumours of cars having micro-
chips fitted on the number plates
which could be read at intervals
along the motorway. There are
however, complications within the
car hire industry. Should drivers
be exempt? A local car being
driven by a tourist? This creates
a mockery of the whole system.
Another potential spanner in the
works is the foreign registered cars
using the road. They would not be
fitted with the device and the only
alternative is to erect costly booths
on a motorway not designed to
accomodate them. It is reported
that the implementation of tolls
would cost the average driver
21.30 euros to use the motorway
from Lagos to Vila Real do Santo
Antonio. Motorways currently cost
the taxpayer 700 million euros a
Restaurant, bar and pool.
Upcoming events: Sat 9th October - Buddies with Danny Maverick
• Fri 15th October - Live music from the Teddy boys band • Fri 29th October - Music & karaoke
• Sun 31st October - Halloween fancy dress party, buffet & entertainment, 7.50€ per person • Sat 6th
November - Danny Maverick Live • Fri 12th November - Live music from the Teddy boys band.
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Ba r & R e s tau r a n t
Mont BeloCaliço Park, Vila Nova de Cacela, Only 10mins from Tavira.
REGULAR EVENTS - Quiz, Music, Karaoke & Car boot sale(1st Saturday of each month. 10am)
Mini Market stocking a selection of UK products. Pool table & Dart board.
• English Breakfasts from 4.50€. Fish & chips in homemade beer batter with mushy peas 5.50€.
• Sirloin steak 10€. Lamb shanks 12.50€. Mussel mariniere 9€.
• Sunday roast dinner - Beef & Turkey with all trimmings 8.95€ or 5.95€ for children
(from 1pm to 4pm every Sunday).
• Homemade cheesecakes. House wine 1€ caneca 2€.
Caliço ParkA L GA R V E P O R T UGA L
Before the game against Porto
several members of the
travelling group were set upon by
local youngsters who stole the Sao
Bras de Alportel flag and the new
Union flag featuring the gorilla logo.
The flag had been presented to the
expat group by their Portuguese
friends at the game against
Portimonense the previous week.
No one was hurt in the confrontation
and the party continued to enjoy a
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Front from left; Didier,
Roger. Back from left
Meet Didier, owner of Restaurante Museu
Do Vinho and the team that makes this place so special.
his month we met with the owner of Restaurante
Museu do Vinho in Tavira, run by Didier Fernandez.
Didier moved from Paris where he had his own
haulage company, to Tavira 5 years ago. He met
his partner Melissa in Paris, fell in love and moved with
her to Tavira where her parents lived.
While working as a waiter in various restaurants, Didier
made some very good friends, significantly, Roger
and João-Pedro. These meetings proved to be very
significant in the years to come.
A year later Didier discovered the Restaurante Museu
do Vinho, a vacant restaurant with a poor reputation.
Immediately, he saw a fantastic opportunity, and a real
challenge. Very soon, Didier aquired the restaurant,
took on a chef, and was up and running. Not long after
opening, he realised that due to its location, he needed
some help bringing in customers. This is where his old
friends Roger and João-Pedro came in. João-Pedro can
be found at the Roman Bridge, inviting customers to
visit the restaurant, while Roger welcomes them at the
door. With the addition of Walter the waiter, Restaurante
Museu do Vinho really has a winning team.
Around the same time, just as the restaurant was
rebuilding its reputation, the chef had to leave to return
to Brazil. Didier always had had a passion for cooking,
often entertaining friends and family in Paris. After having
spent so long with his chef, he felt he could take on the
job himself, and fulfill his lifetime ambition of owning and
cooking in his own restaurant. He offers international
cuisine, with French specialities.
Restaurante Museu do Vinho continues to go from
strength to strength, with customers returning regularly.
Why not pay them a visit? You will find the friendliest of
teams and excellent food in a unique setting.
For contact details and location, see their advert on the
Vintage seller Restaurante MUSEU DO VINHO
Rua Almirante candido dos Reis 63 - Tavira
R.Joao Vaz corte Real
R.Jose Joaquim Jara
R.Dr.Jose Pires Padinha
R.Dr.Jose Pires Padinha
R.Poeta Emiliano da Costa
R.Alm.Candido dos Reis
e Agua da Asseca
R.Alm.Candido dos Reis
R.Dom Paio Peres Correia
“Very welcoming & excellent food, thoroughly recommend it!
Excellent service and friendly atmosphere”
“Excellent food, good wine, great excperience”
“Excellent food, fantastic service, always with a smile”
For reservations Telephone 918 502 029
International cuisine with French specialities
Private dining room available & Warm Patio eating area
Located in the
center of Tavira,
only 5 minutes
from Vila Gale
and Porta Nova
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Casa das Portas is a
unique shop in the heart of
Tavira, the most beautiful
town in the Algarve. Visit
the shop and experience
first-hand not only the
extraordinary images of the
town created by the owner,
Jane Gibbin, but also the
ever changing collection of
beautiful things ethically
sourced from Portugal and
around the world.
Casa das Portas, Rua Dr Augusto Silva Carvalho, 3, 8800-324, TAVIRA, Portugal
Telephone: +351 281 321 025 email for orders and information: firstname.lastname@example.org
he two full-time, professional
artists behind the show
come from very different
Carolyn Caldwell is American and
normally works at her studio on Deer
Isle, close to the North Atlantic Ocean,
off the coast of Maine. Over 3,000
miles away in England, Sally Stafford
is based deep in the Gloucestershire
countryside in the Forest of Dean.
They met earlier this year working
as resident artists at the Obras
Foundation near Evora Monte in the
Alentejo. For both of them it turned
out to be a professionally formative
Carolyn - whose paintings are usually
small and accurate – was impressed
by Sally’s bold, expressive style.
As she explains, “I had been trying
to break free from my habitual
way of painting to explore more
adventurous, abstract territory.
Watching Sally working helped to
nudge me off the cliff into a grander
more demonstrative style! I bought
several large canvasses and began
to represent the landscape in a much
more carefree way.”
For Sally, on her third visit to Obras,
“It was a real benefit to have a
visual artist to share ideas with,”
she says. “Carolyn and I had a joint
fascination for the blue shadows that
we saw in the hour before sunset.
This phenomenon led to interesting
discussions about the role of tone,
colour and line in our paintings.
Initially we did some experimental
work together and eventually I came
up with a new collection of paintings
that I entitled ‘Blue Walls Series.’”
Towards the end of their residency
Pedro Corte Real and Tom Compton
came from the Algarve to select
some of Sally’s paintings for display
at their gallery in Paderne. She is one
of several established artists who
contribute to their varied collection
of international paintings, sculptures,
ceramics and handcrafted items for
When Sally introduced Pedro and
Tom to Carolyn, they were enthralled
to see her recent paintings. Eager
to exhibit exemplary, contemporary
work they chose several for the
gallery, explaining they would mount
a joint display of both women’s
paintings during October. For fine
art enthusiasts their show is an
exceptional highlight of this year.
Galeria Corte-Real is delightfully
located on the outskirts of Paderne.
From the Eastern Algarve a drive
through the unspoiled countryside
on the EN 270 makes a wonderful
outing. Refreshments are available at
Galeria Corte-Real is signposted
Boliqueime & Ferreiras
Open Thursday to Sunday, from
11am until 5pm
The gallery’s Beach Exhibition is
also on display.
For more information telephone:
918 981 199 or 912 737 762
Eyes on the Alentejo
Words Carolyn Kain,
& Sally Stafford
Inspired by the vast plains and cork forests of the Alentejo, a new display
of exquisite fine art can be seen at Galeria Corte-Real throughout October
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• Frozen foods • Fresh fruit
and vegetables • Beers wines
& spirits • Special offers
Secondhand bookshop adjoining mini market
Garage sale on site 23rd october, 12 – 4pm
Mini Mercado Guerreiro, Corotelo, Sao Bras de
Alportel, 8150-029 Tel: - 289 843 920
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If you struggle to find
motivation to exercise
regularly, here are
a few tips from our
health expert Gareth Bullock.
he results are in and its official – regular exercise
is good for our health and well being. The results
are not surprising. Every day we hear, read and
see reports on the benefits of exercise. Studies
have proved that regular exercise burns more calories,
strengthens our muscles, boosts immune system,
improves cholesterol levels and increases circulation
throughout the body. The benefits are not just physical.
Research has found the people feel better as a result of
exercising. The increased circulation to the brain has a
positive effect on our mood. The lack of physical activity
has also been studied. Research has found that inactivity
is a health risk just like smoking or eating a poor diet.
Unfortunately, more than sixty percent of adults are
not sufficiently active. Our bodies are meant to move.
We have over six hundred muscles in the body and the
familiar saying "if you don't use it, you'll lose it" is true.
What's good to know is the fact that it is never too late to
start exercising. The benefits of exercising are universal,
meaning it applies to everyone and it works every time.
But even when we know that exercise
is good for us, getting started is
sometimes hard. Our minds may
actually work against us in the
beginning. Something holds us back.
It seems that we would rather stay
comfortable in our current state than
take on a new routine. The way to
break out of this state is to recognize
have the strength to make a change.
Here are some helpful suggestions to
start exercising and have the mindset
to stick with it: 1. Make Exercise an
Important Part of Your Life. Regular
exercise should be a top priority
in all of our lives. Make the time to
exercise because you'll never find the
time. Decide today that you will not
compromise or make excuses when
it comes to exercise. The rewards
(good health) are too great to miss
and the consequences (poor health)
are too great to ignore. 2. Set Short
and Long-Term Goals. Setting goals
is good practice in business, personal
finances, relationships and it works
well with exercise too. Put your
health and fitness goals in writing
and review them daily. An example of
a short-term goal may be to develop
a good habit by working out regularly
for two weeks straight. Another goal
may be to lose a certain amount of
weight or improve muscle tone and
10 proven tips to get
started and stick with it
body composition. Your long-term goals should centre on
using regular exercise as an important part of maintaining
a healthy lifestyle, preventing disease and remaining
active all of your life. 3. Take Measurements. Create
your personal 'before and after' ad. Weigh yourself and
use a tape measure to take measurements of your neck,
chest, waist, hips, and thighs at the start of your exercise
program. Write down the measurements. After 60 days of
regular exercise, take the same measurements again and
compare the results. This is an excellent way to chart your
progress. 4. Choose an Exercise Program That's Right
for You. There is something for everyone when it comes
to exercise. It does not matter how old you are or what
condition you are in when you begin. The key is to start
slowly and choose a program that interests you. Don't be
afraid to explore by consulting with a certified personal
trainer, reading articles and books or watching videos for
guidance. 5. Visualize Success. Picture yourself finishing
a workout and feeling really great about it. Visualize
yourself achieving your goals and the confidence you will
have from this accomplishment. If you believe it, you can
achieve it. 6. Keep a Journal. It always helps to plan and
think on paper. In your own health and fitness notebook,
write down your goals, workout schedule, progress and
diet information. It also helps to include any obstacles you
may encounter in order to overcome them and get back
on track. 7. Use the Buddy System. Studies have shown
that people who make exercising social stick with it longer.
Encourage a spouse, friend or co-worker to join you when
you work out. Offer to join a friend when they exercise. 8.
Variety, Variety, Variety. Use your imagination to keep your
workouts interesting. Create a workout music soundtrack
with your favourite songs. Change the environment from
time to time. Exercise with different people. Sign up for
a new fitness class. Play a sport that you never played
before but always wanted to try. 9. Challenge Yourself.
Our bodies are capable of performing great feats and
accomplishing more than what we believe possible.
After an exercise session, tell yourself that you are great
today. And challenge yourself that you will be even better
tomorrow. The challenge will keep you focused and help
you reach your goals. Do not set limits on what you can
accomplish. 10. Reward Yourself. Take credit for the all of
the good things that you have accomplished – small and
large. After reaching a goal, treat yourself by purchasing
a new outfit, getting for a massage at the spa or having a
healthy dinner with family and friends. Consistent exercise
is a key part of a healthy lifestyle. Getting started on a
regular routine is not always easy so applying these tips
will help. Once you start moving the Law of Momentum
will kick into gear. This law states that it is hard to get
moving in the beginning but once you get going – it gets
easier and easier to keep moving. No more excuses,
make the time and get started today.
Are you a personal trainer, run a gym, yoga or pilates
class, organise cycling, walking or any sporting activities?
Would you like to be featured on this page? Contact
Gareth Bullock at firstname.lastname@example.org . I would like
to make a feature of you to help promote you and fitness
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For muscular and articular
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IN THE CENTRE OF TAVIRA
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ecycling is part of the fabric
of modern life. Everything
that can be re-used or
turned in to something
else, of course should be, to save
energy and resources that might not
be as abundant as we first thought.
The same goes for your hearing
aids they may be outdated by our
standards, but they could change
the life of someone in a developing
country if recycled. Companies
regularly refurbish electronics as it's
often more economic to clean and
replace separate components than it
is to pull a new unit off the conveyor
belt. The consumer benefits too,
since companies sell on refurbished
products at a knock-down price.
They are simply the same product
with one slightly newer replacement
part; still in good working order
and ready to use. The same goes
for hearing aids, but often there's
no need to replace parts, a simple
clean and check is all they need
before being shipped to another
country. The result is often charity-
based, though a few clinics in some
developing countries are able to
make a paying trade out of donated
hearing aids, which can benefit local
economies. Unfortunately local
recycling centers in Portugal cannot
currently accept hearing aids, but
our hearing centre can put them to
very good use. Bring your old hearing
aids to us and we can send them on
to be used again in countries where
hearing aids, batteries and proper
hearing care are desperately rare.
Because at CAT - Centro Auditivo de
Tavira we want you to benefit from
the very latest digital technology we
have included a trade-in value of
300€ off the cost of your new state-
of-the-art hearing devices. This is a
welcome opportunity for hearing aid
users to replace their old hearing aids
and get a brand new digital system
to further improve their hearing. The
Scrappage Scheme is open to all
hearing aid users, no matter where
they bought their original hearing aid.
The only condition is the hearing aid
must be at least 4 years old. CAT -
Centro Auditivo de Tavira also offers
a full 30 day money back guarantee.
If you purchase a hearing aid system
under this scheme and you're not
totally satisfied, you can return the
hearing aid at any point within the
first 30 days after your system has
been fitted, and receive a full refund.
Contact us today to receive more
details on this unique offer.
Never be tempted to throw your old hearing aids away.
If you get new ones CAT - Centro Auditivo de Tavira can recycle
them for use in third world countries.
Hearing aid scrappage scheme
t has never been a secret that ever
since opening Mesa do Chefe in
Moncarapacho back in February,
owners John and Emma were
keen to make their venture the first
of a small chain.
The concept of International tapas,
combining many flavours on one
plate, has proved to be a huge
success and John and Emma are
now on the lookout for a premises
for their second restaurant.
‘In order to make this possible we had
to find someone that we could trust to
run the business in our absence with
the same drive, determination and
enthusiasm as ourselves’ says John.
‘We have found this and more in our
new managers Ramona and Gratiella
who have recently joined us at Mesa
do Chefe and now head up the team’.
Gratiella and Ramona settled in
Portugal 6 years ago with their
mother and live in the tranquil
village of Santa Barbara de Nexe.
With their passion to serve the
public, they opened their own bar
in Santa Barbara and ran this very
successfully until their lease recently
ran out. It was in this bar that John
and Emma (who were customers
at the bar) first met Gratiella and
Ramona. Ramona, who has studied
Psychology and Gratiella, who is
a qualified architect have proved
to be a hit with our customers and
comments have been made that the
excellent service now matches the
excellent food and that is the recipe
‘We feel very confident and happy
working at Mesa do Chefe’ says
Ramona, ‘the food is well received
by the clients and repeat business
is very high. It is easy to build a
rapport with such lovely clients’.
‘You can expect to receive the same
high standard of service and food as
before’ says Gratiella, ‘My sister and
I also have many new ideas to bring
to Mesa do Chefe to help push the
We would like to invite all our
customers new and existing, to
come in and meet the girls and
mention this article to receive a free
glass of house wine with their meal
to toast the girls new appointment.
Since the opening of Mesa do Chefe
we have advertised in East Algarve
Magazine every month and the level
of business generated from this
has been high and really helped us
reach customers who would not
necessarily have heard of us, says
John. The write up in May and the
food page in September has been
well received and has helped to give
us a wider customer base. Now we
are launching our Mesa do Chefe
at Home brand (see our advert)
offering tapas meals to take away
and free delivery locally and feel the
East Algarve Magazine is the best
way to let all our existing and new
The evenings are drawing in now
and here at Mesa do Chefe we
appreciate that not everyone wants
to dine out, but also not everyone
necessarily wants to cook either!
During the month of October, every
take away order over 25 euros will
attract a free bottle of our superb
house wine, with a choice of red or
Emma and John are keen to let all
their customers know that they will
still be very much around. ‘We are
not jumping ship!’ says Emma. ‘I
am still heading up the kitchen and
John will still be front of house and
leading the business in the right
direction. You can be assured that
however many restaurants that
we have, all the food will be to the
same high standard and all will have
Mesa do Chefe special ribs, with the
secret rib recipe that only I know the
‘We have exciting plans for Mesa do
Chefe in the lead up to Christmas
and beyond, so watch our adverts in
East Algarve Magazine and feel free
to join our Mesa do Chefe Facebook
page to keep abreast of our new
happenings! Our first 8 months
have been fantastic to date and we
would like to say a big thank you to
all our customers for their continued
chainThis determined duo are sure
to be a success, we found out
the latest on Mesa de Chefes
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At Aladdin's cave, we buy, sell, and trade furniture and household items every day so
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We deal in most everything you find in a house and home: white goods, furniture for
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we are buying every day, our selection is always changing, so it pays to shop often. if you
can't make it to our store, call us any time to find out if we have what you're looking for.
Keep in mind that these are one of a kind items, and when they're gone, they're gone, but
there is always something new arriving soon, so keep checking with us.
Timing is everything!
sn't it strange how, in life, one small action can
sometimes lead to a life changing experience? A
couple of months ago I picked up a copy of the East
Algarve magazine, (not an easy thing to do in Olhão!) I
read an article about a hearing aid clinic that had opened
in Tavira. (This was of interest to me because after an
operation for an acoustic neuroma six years ago, I was
left with limited hearing in one ear only.) A few weeks later
the tube of my hearing aid snapped and I was plunged
into silence. Remembering the article I looked it up and
made an appointment at the CAT Centroauditivo Clinic
in Tavira. The audiologist Pedro Martins was so caring
and understanding of my plight, he saw me straight
away, replaced the tube and would not accept payment
even giving me a new set of batteries to try. He did point
out, however that my hearing aid was past its best and
that at sometime in the future I should consider having a
thorough hearing test and assessment.
A month later I was taken out for a boat ride in the Ria
Formosa, the wind dislodged the aid and the salt spray
did it no good either! The next day it did not work at all!
At least I now knew where to go for help. During an
appointment at the clinic my hearing loss was assessed,
including by inviting statements from my family, on my
interactions socially etc.
Yesterday I had a new hearing aid fitted and the quality
of my life is going to improve by leaps and bounds. I am
now able to use the telephone and have no sensation of
having anything in my ear at all, the aid is so light and
I know this all probably sounds like a commercial or
paid advertising but it really isn't. I didn't realise when
I picked up that East Algarve Magazine that day that a
whole chain of events would follow and how beneficial
it would be to me. That is why I felt compelled to write
this letter. So thank-you East Algarve Magazine and a
big thank-you to Pedro Martins and his colleagues at the
CAT Centroauditivo in Tavira.
Pamela Lambie, Olhão
and CAT, Tavira
ebbie and Steve have
recently taken over the
Tavira auction. They used
to go to the auction when
Emma and Mike ran it and when they
announced it was to close down due
to their work commitments, Debbie
and Steve expressed an interest in
taking it on. They moved to Portugal
from Spain in October last year to
embark on their new business.
Debbie worked for more than fifteen
years in banking and finance in the
city but got made redundant two
years ago when everything went
"pear-shaped" with the banks. I
remember well the build up to their
first ever auction day, it was a pretty
nerve racking experience for them,
but they continued on to make it
a success. The auction initally ran
as before, but then Debbie and
Steve offered further options for
customers to buy or sell. People
could bring in unwanted household
items, furniture, garden tools, white
goods etc, then give a desired price,
(bearing in mind the commission
charge), and were given space in
the warehouse for two months to try
and sell them. If the goods are not
sold after this period, they have to
be collected or donated to charity,
(generally a childrens or animal
They started opening the auction
warehouse five days a week as a lot
of people advised that they couldn't
always attend on the Saturday
auction day. It also became apparent
that customers weren't always
happy to bid at auction "some found
the process quite daunting" but
wished to be able to buy, or bring in,
"as and when". Taking these points
into consideration they have now put
the auction on hold and will just have
one for charity when leftover stock
dictates. You will find a wide variety
of items, from washing machines,
cameras, golf balls, televisions,
beds, tables and much much more.
Debbie and Steve had work carried
out to open up the warehouse and
it is now much brighter and airier.
They now have the space to bring in
brand new furniture and can offer a
full furniture pack for as little as 2,300
Euros. They also sell individual items
of new furniture, mattresses and
linen. The warehouse is now open
Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 4pm and
Saturday: 10am - 1pm and they are
happy to take in and sell good quality
furniture and working household
items on customers behalf. They also
do house clearances, full or partial,
restaurant and bar clearances.
Debbie and Steve will buy items
and arrange collection, but they
don't take in clothes or jewellery.
Delivery can also be arranged for
a small charge. If new furniture is
bought from them, they will arrange
to collect, sometimes buy and
remove the old unwanted items. For
example, if you buy a new sofa from
them, they'll remove you're old one.
For more information please
call Debbie or Steve on 916 138
059/916 138 060.
Going, going gone!The Tavira auction is on hold, but the warehouse is a hive
of activity with buyers and sellers galore.
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Focus on Downtown FaroPhotographs by Richard Bassett
any of us forget the
beauty and history of
what surrounds us on our
doorstep, so we thought
we'd take a mornings stroll around
the old sector of the capital city.
Faro offers a mix of period
architecture. Just opposite the edge
of lazy lounge magnet Jardim Manuel
Bivar is the Acro da Vila entrance to
Faro's old town. You'll notice on this
baroque archway a statue of Faro's
patron saint St Thomas Aquinas.
This entrance was built after the
1755 earthquake - part of Faro's
reconstruction orchestrated by
Bishop Francisco Gomes. However,
much of Faro's city walls survived
The cobbled street then bends
round to the main square where
the cathedral and other buildings of
note sit alongside orange trees. The
cathedral forms the centrepiece of
the square and, as is the common
practice, is thought to have been
built on the site of pre-existing
religious buildings such as a Roman
temple, Moorish mosque and a
Visigoth cathedral. Much of what
you see today was rebuilt after the
earthquake. Note the huge storks
nesting on the rooftop - in fact you
can see these storks on many of the
historic tall buildings around Faro.
Just beside the cathedral is the
Convento de Nossa Senhora da
Assuncao dating from the 16th
century. The convent is now the
Prince Henry Archaeological
Museum. This museum contains
archaeological remains from the
Roman and pre-Roman eras and
religious paintings. Other rooms
contain collections of pre-historic
tools and weapons, mostly found
locally, in addition to numerous
museum containing model ships,
as well as a collection of colourfull
shells and models explaining the
techniques of the fishing industry.
Other buildings in the main square
are more recent, like the Bishop's
Palace with its mimic Manueline
doorways which is late 18th century.
These later buildings and the pristine
main square contrasts with older
domestic buildings outside the main
square (note the old iron balconies
on these buildings and their old
peeling exteriors), and indeed older
churches such as the Igreja do
Carmo which dates from 1719. You
exit the main square via the Arco de
Repouso (Gate of Rest) out towards
the Ferry Pier and stunning marina.
Ornamenting the square is a 49 foot
high obelisk, commemorating the
naval minister and diplomat Ferreira
You can take your pick of historic
churches around Faro. One of the
most striking is the Igreja de Nossa
Senhora do Carmo with its adjacent
intriguing 'Chapel of the Bones' or
Capela dos Ossos. Built in the last
century, what gives it a macabre
appeal is that it's lined with the skulls
and bones of human skeletons.
Apparently an over-enthusiastic
19th century bishop used more
than 1,200 skulls from monks
buried in the old Carmo cemetery
in the construction of the chapel,
considering human skulls both
cheaper and preferable as building
materials to traditional bricks and
stone. Some say the point was
actually to make visitors realise their
own mortality and to shock them into
a sinless life. The baroque fronted
church still dominates the Largo do
Carmo square, despite now being
surrounded by modern buildings,
particularly banks. The architecture
is ordered, almost perfectly symetrical
with twin bell towers. We hope you
find some time to discover the historic
sector of Faro; it really is beautiful,
and there are many boutique shops to
browse around as well.
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hen you buy a property
abroad, you should
do your home work.
Familiarize yourself with
the laws and customs of a country
and find out what local taxes must
be paid. If you are planning to reside
permanently in Portugal, your tax
situation on your global income may
change and you should seek advice
from a tax consultant with good
understanding of both jurisdictions
prior to making your move. You are
considered a resident in Portugal
if you are staying in excess of
183 days during a calendar year.
Should you choose to become
a resident, it is nice to know that
since January 1st 2004 Portugal
has abolished inheritance tax for
close family members (spouse,
children, grandchildren, parents and
Find out the cost of living. The Algarve
is still regarded as a place where a
price of most goods and services
is lower than elsewhere in Northern
Europe. If you are retired or soon
will be, do a stress test to see if you
have sufficient means to get by, e.g.
reduce your income from a pension
by 10%, then make a calculation as if
your currency would be 20% weaker
than where it is trading now.
If you are buying a property without
a pool, don’t automatically assume
that you will get planning permission
just because your neighbours have
a pool too. Like in most Northern
European countries, if you want
to make an extension you need
planning permission. Only deal with
reputable real estate agencies that
are licensed in Portugal who can
assist and advise you. They will have
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You may be considering offsetting
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long term rental agreement, Portugal
has strict eviction laws. Although for
short term holiday rentals you need a
license (Alojamento Local), the extra
income can be a big bonus and it
offers more flexibility. If dealing with
tenants is not your cup of tea, select
a property management company
with a good track record and local
knowledge. They can also assist
obtaining the rental license.
If you need financing, always match
your assets with liabilities in the
same currency. You can borrow up
to 70% of the value of a property if
you are not a resident.
Lastly, if you have made an offer on
a property and it has been accepted
don’t forget to secure the exchange
rate. This can be done by just
converting the amount of Euros you
need to complete the transaction,
e.g. a spot trade or do a forward
trade if the date of completion is
still sometime out. The latter can
save you money on the exchange
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home country is higher than abroad.
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he Bank of England revealed
that mortgage approvals fell
again in August - to a 7-month
According to the Bank, mortgage
approvals for the month fell to 47,372
from 48,346 in July - however, the
figure was in line with expectations.
The figure continues to be well below
the 60,000 reached in November
2009 as buyers took advantage
of the stamp duty holiday, which
prompted a rush to buy homes
towards the end of last year.
However, they are less than half the
level reached at the height of the
housing boom in 2007.
Paul Diggle, an economist at Capital
Economics Ltd. in London, told
Bloomberg: “The headwinds facing
the housing market seem to be
“They include the fiscal contraction,
the slowing pace of the economic
recovery and the likelihood of a
renewed rise in unemployment.
improvement in mortgage approvals
for at least the next 12 months,” he
Last week, the British Bankers’
Association (BBA) and the Council
of Mortgage Lenders both reported
falls in the number of new mortgages
approved in August.
to 7-month low
With many expats
still owning homes in
the UK, it's troubling
news that the house
market there is still
showing no signs of
making a recovery
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he exhibition is organised by Exiberia on behalf of
afpop, Portugal’s largest association for foreign
residents, and will be held on October 16 and 17 at
the ExpoArade exhibition centre in Portimão.
This is a chance to find out more about the services on
offer from businesses in the region, to learn about living
in the Algarve or even to do a spot of pre-Christmas
shopping, all under one roof.
For new visitors to BLiP, there is everything from financial
services to fashions, banking to books and interior design
to insurance to draw your attention, while for regulars, not
only will you be able to catch up with familiar faces but
there will be plenty of new exhibitors, special promotions
and competitions all weekend.
The BLiP exhibition is free to enter and is open between
10am and 7pm on Saturday and from 11am until 6pm on
Sunday. For further information about BLiP, please visit
www.blip-exhibitions.com (available in English).
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is back for its eighth
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Christmas is fast approaching, try
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t is time again to think about making
presents for your loved ones. Is
it not so much nicer to make a
special present for friends and
family? I would like to show you how
easy it is to make beautiful presents
with mosaics. And anyone can do it,
the range is wide, coasters, lamps,
candle holders, flower pots… or
even a wall picture can be conjured
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during October, every Wednesday
at the QM garden centre. For more
com or email Mosaicshop@hotmail.
Mosaic lamp, materials:
Tiffany glass(15x15 + 10x10), mirrors
(10x10) Silicone glue & grout.
1With a plastic knife it is easy to
apply the silicone glue suitable
for glass. Do not apply to much glue
as once you put the Tiffany glass on
it might push the glue in between the
joints and after grouting it will not
2First spread out some of the
Tiffany glass (15x15) over the
surface of one side, then some of the
mirrors (10x10) to get the picture in
balance. After that you can fill in the
rest with the Tiffany glass (10x10). It
is important to press the glass gently
on and make sure that there is no air
bubbles left behind the glass.
3Let the glue dry for a few hours
and then finish side for side.
Once all 4 sides have been finished
wait for 24 hours before grouting.
4Mix the grout with water so that
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Apply the grout with a grout rubber,
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have often been asked about the
olive tree and how do you harvest
the fruit, can you just pick it and
eat the fruit and how do you get
olive oil. With these questions in
mind and with the olive harvest
approaching I thought it a good idea
to try to answer these questions
and explain a little more about this
The olive tree is an evergreen tree or
shrub native to the Mediterranean,
Asia and Africa. It is short and squat,
and rarely exceeds 8–15 metres
(26–49 ft) in height. The silvery
green leaves are oblong in shape,
measuring 4–10 centimetres (1.6–
3.9 in) long and 1–3 centimetres
(0.39–1.2 in) wide. The trunk is
typically gnarled and twisted. The
small white flowers, with ten-cleft
calyx and corolla, two stamens and
bifid stigma, are borne generally on
the last year's wood, in racemes
springing from the axils of the
leaves. The fruit is a small drupe
1–2.5 centimetres (0.39–0.98 in)
long, thinner-fleshed and smaller in
wild plants than in orchard cultivars.
Olives are harvested in the green to
purple stage. Canned black olives
may contain chemicals (usually
ferrous sulfate) that turn them black
Olive trees are very hardy, drought-,
disease- and fire-resistant, and can
live for a very long time. Its root
system is very robust and capable
of regenerating the tree even if
the above-ground structure is
destroyed. The older an olive tree
is the broader and more gnarled its
trunk appears. Many olive trees in
the groves around the Mediterranean
are said to be several centuries old,
and in some cases this has been
verified scientifically. One such olive
tree in Algarve, Portugal, is 2000
years old, according to radiocarbon
dating, and others like an olive tree
in west Athens, named "Plato's Olive
Tree", was rumored to be a remnant
of the grove within which Plato's
Academy was situated, which would
date it to approximately 2,400 years
ago. The tree was a cavernous
trunk from which a few branches
were still sprouting in 1975, when
a traffic accident caused a bus to
fall on and uproot it. Since then the
trunk is preserved and displayed in
the nearby Agricultural University
of Athens. And supposedly even
older tree, called the "Peisistratos
Tree", is located by the banks of the
Cephisus River, in the municipality
of Agioi Anargyroi, and is said to be
a remnant of an olive grove planted
by Athenian tyrant Peisistratos in the
6th century BC.
Olives are harvested in the autumn
and winter. More specifically in
the Northern hemisphere, green
olives are picked at the end of
September to about the middle of
November. Blond olives are picked
from the middle of October to the
end of November and black olives
are collected from the middle of
November to the end of January or
early February. In southern Europe,
harvesting is done for several weeks
in winter, but the time varies in each
country, and with the season and the
Most olives today are harvested by
shaking the boughs or the whole
tree. Using olives found lying on the
ground can result in poor quality oil.
Another method involves standing on
a ladder and "milking" the olives into
a sack tied around the harvester's
waist. A third method uses a device
called an oli-net that wraps around
the tree trunk and opens to form an
umbrella-like catcher from which
workers collect the fruit. Another
method uses an electric tool, called
the oliviera, which has large tongs
that spin around quickly, removing
fruit from the tree. This method is
used for olives used for oil. Table
olive varieties are more difficult to
harvest, as workers must take care
not to damage the fruit; baskets
that hang around the worker's neck
are used. In some places in Italy
and Greece, olives are harvested
by hand because the terrain is too
mountainous for machines. As a
result, the fruit is not bruised, which
leads to a superior finished product.
The method also involves sawing off
branches, which is healthy for future
The amount of oil contained in the
fruit differs greatly by cultivar; the
pericarp is usually 60–70% oil.
Typical yields are 1.5–2.2 kg (3.3–4.9
lb) of oil per tree per year.
Olives are a naturally bitter fruit that
is typically subjected to fermentation
or cured with lye or brine to make it
The Olive Tree
Some trees are reportedly over 2000 years old! And the process
for curing olives hasn’t changed in that time....
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ran building Nuclear Reactors
makes this a burning issue at the
moment; if the technology works,
then why do the Iranians & their
Chinese Technologists not adopt
this proven design. It is well docu-
mented that, locked in a struggle
with a nuclear-armed Soviet Union,
the U.S. government in the ’60s
chose to build uranium-fuelled re-
actors -- in part because they pro-
duce plutonium that can be refined
into weapons-grade material. The
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set for the next four decades.
Thorium could solve the nuclear
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only a few substances that acts as
a thermal breeder, in theory creating
enough new fuel as it breaks down
to sustain a high-temperature chain
reaction indefinitely. And it would be
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more palatable. Green olives and
black olives are typically washed
thoroughly in water to remove
oleuropein, a bitter carbohydrate.
Sometimes they are also soaked
in a solution of food grade sodium
hydroxide to accelerate the
process. Green olives are allowed
to ferment before being packed
in a brine solution. American
black ("California") olives are not
fermented, which is why they taste
milder than green olives.
Freshly picked olive fruit is not
palatable because it contains
a glycoside which makes the fruit
too bitter, although not unhealthy.
(One exception is the Thassos olive,
which can be eaten fresh.) There
are many ways of processing olives
for eating. Traditional methods
use the natural microflora on the
fruit and procedures which select
those floras that ferment the fruit.
This fermentation leads to three
important outcomes: the leaching
out and breakdown of oleuropein
and phenolic compounds; the
creation of lactic acid, which is a
natural preservative; and
a complex of flavoursome
fermentation products. The
result is a product which
will store with or without
Fresh olives are often sold
at markets. Olives can be
used green, ripe green (a
yellower shade of green, or
green with hints of colour),
through to full purple black
ripeness. Olives should be
selected for general good
condition and for firmness if green.
For fermentation, the olives are
soaked in water to wash them, and
then drained. One method uses a
ratio of 7 liters (7 kg/15 lb) of room
temperature water, plus 800 g (28
oz) of sea salt and 1 cup (300 g/11
oz) of white wine or cider vinegar.
Each olive is slit deeply with a small
knife; large fruit (e.g., 60 fruit per kg)
should be slit in multiple places. The
solution is added to a container of
olives, and they are weighted down
with an inert object, such as a plate,
so they are fully immersed and lightly
sealed in their container. The gases
of fermentation should be able to
escape. It is possible to use a plastic
bag partially filled with water, and
lay this over the top as a venting lid,
which also provides a good seal. The
exclusion of oxygen is helpful, but
not as critical as when fermenting
grapes to produce wine. After some
weeks, the salinity drops from 10%
to around 5 to 6%, once the water
in the olives moves into solution
and the salt moves into the olives.
The olives are edible within 2 weeks
to a month, but can be left to cure
for up to three months. They can be
tasted at any time because the bitter
compounds are not poisonous, and
oleuropein is a useful antioxidant in
the human diet.
Curing can be done by several
methods: lye-curing, salt-curing,
brine-curing and fresh water-curing.
Salt-curing (also known as dry-
curing) involves packing the olives
in plain salt for at least a month,
which produces a salty and wrinkled
olive. Brine-curing involves placing
the olives in a salt water solution
for a few days or more. Fresh-water
curing involves soaking the olives in
a succession of baths, of which the
water is changed daily. Green olives
are usually firmer than black olives.
Olives can also be flavoured by
soaking them in various marinades,
or removing the pit and stuffing
them. Popular flavourings are herbs,
spices, olive oil, feta, capsicum
(pimento), chili, lemon zest, lemon
juice, garlic cloves, wine, vinegar,
juniper berries and anchovies.
Sometimes, the olives are lightly
cracked with a hammer or a stone to
trigger fermentation. This method of
curing adds a slightly bitter
I hope this article gives you
a more informative aspect
to the olive tree and a few
ideas of how to make use
of the fruits should you be
lucky enough to have these
trees in your garden. Even
if you only have a few trees
or fruits it is an interesting
process to get some olives
for your own consumption,
so why not give it a go.
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We speak: English, German,
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have dogged the nuclear industry
since the 1960s. It is only thorium,
protagonists argue, that can move
the country toward a new era of
safe, clean, affordable energy.
Industry players are looking into tho-
rium, and governments from Dubai to
Beijing are funding research and India
is betting heavily on the element.
Named for the Norse god of thunder,
thorium is a lustrous silvery-white
metal. It’s only slightly radioactive;
you could carry a lump of it in your
pocket without harm. On the period-
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bottom row, along with other dense,
radioactive substances -- including
uranium and plutonium -- known as
Actinides are dense because their
nuclei contain large numbers of
neutrons and protons. But it’s the
strange behavior of those nuclei
that has long made actinides the
stuff of wonder. At intervals that
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every hundred thousand years, ac-
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into more stable elements. And if
you pack together enough of certain
actinide atoms, their nuclei will erupt
in a powerful release of energy. To
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those two processes working in con-
cert, think of a game of pool played
in 3-D. The nucleus of the atom is a
group of balls, or particles, racked at
the center. Shoot the cue ball - a stray
neutron - and the cluster breaks apart,
or fissions. Now imagine the same
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I look forward to the day that the
Mainstream News headlines read:
Iran announces plans for Thorium
Based Reactors! Richard Bassett
(quotes from UFPPC.ORG- Marie
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because it is seen as a "safe haven"
that will retain most of its value no
The rise in precious metals comes
as the dollar flagged to a six-month
low against a basket of currencies.
The greenback's fall came after the
Fed said it was "prepared to provide
additional accommodation if needed
to support the economic recovery
and to return inflation, over time, to
levels consistent with its mandate."
As East Algarve Magazine readers,
you should not be surprised by this
news; we have been hammering the
point home for two years. The real
question is “is it too late to invest
now”. Unfortunately, we cannot
answer that question for you, so
we will raise several questions that
might help you decide for yourself.
Do you have confidence in the
people who police the financial
services industries? Do you believe
that ‘When America sneezes, the
rest of the world catches a cold’?
Do you realize the importance of 130
banks in the USA being shut down
by regulators so far this year? Do you
think that ‘derivatives’ and ‘mortgage
backed securities’ that are held by
Gold prices hit another record
high at the end of September.
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Wordings for various
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banks and other financial institutions will ever gain their
purchase value and lift the spectre of bankruptcies from
these institutions? Do you understand why European
governments have been selling up to 400 tons of Gold
a year (then tell me, because I can’t fathom it out!)? Do
you think that Gold and Silver are real money, or are they
just relics of past monetary systems? Do you know why
Gordon Brown sold Britain’s Gold at $250 an ounce, the
absolute low on this cycle? Is it possible that many top
politician belong to, and take their orders from an ‘elite’
group (Google Bilderberger – ignore wiki) and put the
group’s objectives before the public interest?
The canary is singing loud and clear – and it’s time to
protect your future. 1, I suggest you contact your financial
advisor and discuss your current asset diversification.
2, think about your pension fund and decide now where
you intend to base yourself. 3, think about QROPS; find
out if you qualify and sign up asap. 4, Educate yourself
about the best way to protect against a sudden currency
If you don’t know where to start, please email us here at
the East Algarve Magazine (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and if there is enough interest, we will arrange an initial
meeting to discuss an agenda, then we will arrange an
investment seminar or programme.
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Pro stats Name: Keith Ashdown
Title: P.G.A. Resident professional
Pro since: 1964
Born: Crowborough, Sussex, U.K.
•Winner of more than 100 professional
golf tournaments in Europe.
•Represented G.B. and Ireland in the
P.G.A. Cup against the U.S.A.
•16 Hole in ones (4 on par 4’s)
•Course record holder at Benamor, 65 (6
under par), although has scored 60
strokes on 3 occasions (Not counted
as a course record as they were not
scored in a professional competition)
Par 3, 153m, white tees
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and Cup football,
Tavira Rugby club
his par 3 is the shortest of all our par 3's, but it is
by no means easy to make par.
When you go to the tee at this hole you must
think very carefully about club selection, and
the direction of the wind. Most of our golfers here at
Benamor tend to under-club. You must play one more
club than you think it is. especially when the flag position
is on the top level of this 2 tier green, which is well bunkered
both sides. Another point worth mentioning is that on all
golf courses, sometimes the teeing area does not always
point directly to the green. This applies to this hole, so be
mindful of your set-up, because the tee aims at the left-
side bunker, and many players make this mistake.
Keith Ashdown, P.G.A. Resident professional
Notice the feet and
shoulders pointing in
the direction of the
teeing areas in front.
This shot is destined for
the left hand bunker!
Here, both feet and
shoulders are pointing
in the direction of the
green. With any luck,
you'll be on the green.