The February ride was to the west coast and the Monchique hills. Unfortunately, not much was seen of either areas due the fact the it was actually raining through the mist as the 24 riders battled with the elements to complete the ride, organised by Toby Day.
This week I journeyed to a remote village, east of Silves, to meet a well-known writer and director, David Butler-Cole. David and his good lady, Sue, have been involved with theatre all their lives and now David is appearing in the forthcoming Old Time Music Hall production, Down at The Old Bull & Bush, and he is also directing the melodrama in the same production.
Portugal's exports will fall, imports will rise, public revenue from taxes will fall, unemployment will rise, interest rates will rise.
What is the future for Portugal and what is the future of the EU if there is a BREXIT?
The Algarve's gardeners are being well served with information and advice with the Mediterranean Gardening Association’s 'Spring Garden Fair' at Quinta da Figueirinha to the east of Silves on March 5th,* followed on Wednesday, March 9th by an afpop - Waterwise Gardens 'Gardening Forum' at the Quinta dos Vales Winery, Estômbar, near Lagoa.
In a major step forward in the development of Safe Communities Portugal (SCP), national protocols have been signed between the association and the Autoridade Nacional de Protectҫao Civil (ANPC) (National Authority for Civil Protection) and Serviҫo de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras (SEF).
Both events took place on 10th December 2015 in separate signing ceremonies held at the organisation's respective headquarters in Lisbon. The SEF protocol was signed by the National Director António Pereira and the ANPC protocol by the President, Major General Francisco Grave Pereira.
A new Musical Director? Yes, unfortunately our current MD will leave Portugal in April next year leaving us without a leader to continue her good work.
Who are we? We are Bella A Cappella, the only Barbershop Chorus in Portugal. We are based in the Algarve.
Every Tuesday we have our rehearsal evening in the beautiful Lagar in Moncarapacho.
A Chelsea Pensioner, resplendent in his familiar scarlet uniform, was among the guests at a Remembrance Day Service at St. Luke’s Church, Palhagueira Village, Gorjões earlier this month.
Military veteran Gordon Sanders was joined in the wreath-laying ceremony by Mrs Kirsty Hayes, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Portuguese Republic and Philip Ladbrook, on behalf of the Portugal Royal British Legion’s Algarve Branch.