A talk on Geology by Ludo Broothaers, organised by the Algarve History Association. Tuesday 10 December at 6 pm in the Municipal Library Lagoa: Early Geological Theories of How the Earth´s Landscapes were formed.
Ludo Broothaers is a geologist with a Ph.D. degree from the University of Leuven, Belgium. His career includes prospecting for base metals, setting up mineralogical laboratories and lecturing at a school for mining engineers. He has spent much of his career overseas in Morocco, Indonesia and Surinam. He has also worked for the Flemish Government.
A busy weekend with a pre xmas-do ride on Saturday afternoon, which ended up being around 52 km but in great weather conditions.
Then our Xmas do in the evening at Ze do Norte, which everyone enjoyed !
Then on Sunday morning a gentle 36 km hangover ride to help recover from the festivities !
Liz Allen's Christmas Open Studio, which will be held on Sunday 15th December, from 11am to 5pm, is her last Open Studio day of 2013 and to celebrate festively there will be mince pies, mulled wine, tea and coffee ready for visitors.
This month there are quite a few framed paintings in the studio, as well as a selection of work from 2007 - 2013.
Visit Porches Pottery on Saturday 14th December and take advantage of their fantastic Christmas Open Day promotion of 20% discount on pottery items in stock.
An item of Porches Pottery makes a fabulous Christmas gift for that certain someone who has everything!
There will be Catholic Anticipated Mass in English at 5pm on Christmas Eve at São Romão Church, on the road between Loulé and São Brás, opposite Ze Dias.
For more information please contact 967 711 592.
St Vincent's Chaplaincy will be holding a selection of Carol and Chirstmas Services throughout December, beginning Sunday 8th December.
Services will take place at various locations across the Algarve, please see details below.
Restoration Day here in Portugal witnessed a concert that for most of the audience was unique. The entire programme was piano music by Liszt and our soloist was Lucjan Luc, a pianist of extreme technical accomplishment. Liszt´s music is challenging, and we heard some pieces which must challenge even the most accomplished virtuoso. We heard in this category the Tarantella and the Après une lecture de Dante of the Années de pèlerinage; Deuxième Année, Italie.
Just published, a novel by Janice Russell, An Algarve Affair - a fabulous, fun and intelligent read about a well-educated woman turning fifty who, despite a life of self-awareness and a stable relationship (she thinks) finds herself on holiday in the Algarve lusting after the pool man.
In this, the first of a trilogy, Izzie chronicles the inside story on the aging process, and begins to consider a future in which she integrates this with her feminist ideals of the past.