Friday, 01 August 2014
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Paul ReesAn Evening with Paul Rees at Bela Romão Croquet Club on Friday August 1st. Born in London, brought up in Surrey, Paul Rees studied marketing at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, worked in various marketing positions in the consumer, luxury and electrical goods industries, and then in fundraising for various charity organisations for ten years.

He has lived variously in London, Sussex, Berkshire, Surrey, Argyllshire, Pembrokeshire, and Northamptonshire. He was in Portugal for 2 years in the mid-80s and again full time from 2003, building family sized villas and involved in other property development and business interests including algarvedailynews.

ASMAA is seeking new Board members!This is a unique opportunity for you to play a leading role in an up and coming independent association in the Algarve. ASMAA is a multilingual and multicultural organisation and strives on its diversity of cultures.

ASMAA is a private not-for-profit association complying with its statuary aims and objectives of supporting the Algarve tourism driven sectors using the sea and marine activities as tools of sustainability. In addition ASMAA strongly supports the environment, with a special emphasis on protecting the oceans surrounding the Algarve coastal regions.

OktoberfestThe VILA VITA Biergarten in Porches will be holding its annual Oktoberfest celebrations between 26 September and 1 October.

The authentic Munich-style beer garden is located just off the EN-125 on the Porches roundabout, and features staff in traditional costumes, vivid murals portraying scenes from Bavarian life and even a maypole.

Family ConstellationsThe workshop is very personal and aims at catapulting you in the direction that you want to go, transforming all blockages on your path that are hindering you. It is optional to do a constellation yourself or just participate in one, and take in all the benefits that rise. Because either way, a positive change in you will happen. 

Many positive results have been achieved when working on career issues, financial problems or relationship issues, addictions or behavioral problems with children. But also on symptoms such as migraine, chronic fatigue, anxiety disorders, overweight, depression, etc. In fact any subject that causes a problem for you can be addressed.

Workshops are on August 15, 16, 17 ,18 in English, Russian, Dutch, German or Portuguese. To register or read more CLICK HERE. 

ExhibitionIn the Algarvian regionalism the expression t’avonde means 'it is enough'. The term derives from the Latin verb abundare. Edgar Massul’s new exhibition, #other free works, was designed starting from the space that presently surrounds it - the Algarve. In this space, Massul attempts to penetrate the subtexts which abound in that Southern region of Portugal.

His work is a process of permanent unveiling: nothing is complete, each piece needs time, and is constituted of time and of space, more than any other matter. The artist planned to write t’avonde on the walls of a ruin by the Ria Formosa, Faro lagoon. The unfulfilled work is materialized on the poster announcing the exhibition. By taking possession of an archaic expression, the way that the Algarve dwellers took possession of Latin, Massul is signing a subtle but poignant manifesto: enough. Enough of ruins produced and discarded by our times; the ruins of a material and immaterial heritage, both natural and constructed.

Activity Algarve Bike Rides

Two good rides over this weekend, a few hills early on Saturday morning after leaving Almancil, but gradually down to the coast to finish off with as the heat built up.
A good group out on Sunday for a fairly gentle ride out of Faro and back in plenty of time for lunch.

Please don't forget to tell me you plan to come on a ride as I have to cancel if insufficient numbers of riders sign up, and you could have a wasted journey. 

Dinner to celebrate APAA's 20th AnniversaryTo celebrate the APAA's 20th Anniversary there will be a Dinner on Tuesday 2nd September 2014 at Doçaria Almeixar, Estrada da Galé, Vale Rabelho, Albufeira. The fun begins at 7pm, for dinner at 7.30pm.

The restaurant can cater for around 60 people so BOOK EARLY!


Help re-unite lost and missing pets with their owners. The photo to the left is the most recently reported missing pet in the Algarve.