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Hello members,

Just reminding everyone that if you want to order any of the Fiuza wines then you only have until Friday to do it and get your money to me.  Mail or phone me now so that I can send you the price list – there are some good savings to be made and I can certainly recommend the ‘fizz’ and the Rose.  Oh, and the Reds …and the Whites….so there you are, all enjoyable and all will be here during the week 9-13 December, making a good start to your Christmas celebrations.

The January Indian meal on January 17th at Sandeep’s in Luz is filling up nicely, it looks like we will have a good group at the Pro-putting Garden and the Chinese meal afterwards on February 14th and Luca’s Roof-top Restaurant at the Carvi on 28th February is also over half full.  For this last lunch it is a couvert followed by Melon and Ham, then I will need your choice of Pork Loin stuffed with Plums and Walnuts, OR Algarvian Rice Fish Stew OR Couscous with vegetables, and also your choice of Chocolate Mousse OR Fresh Fruit Salad. As usual, half bottle of wine, water, beer or soft drinks are included and also the tip for the waiters and the cost is €22.50 (€25 for guests).

I would suggest if you want to come to any of these that you get your name down quickly – it is easier to do that then cancel if necessary than to phone last minute and find we are full. All restaurants have limited seating so I do have to make a cut-off point quite often.

Can you save your corks for Riding for the Disabled – they are shredded and used underfoot for the safety and comfort of both the riders and the horses; any used stamps can be sent to the address in the Portugal News; many people collect bottle tops and I collect small change to go into a fund that is used to buy equipment for the Lagos Bombeiros.  If you wish to put larger donations straight into the bank the account is at Credito Agricola, Patricia Allen Fundo de Bombeiros the number is:

IBAN/NIB:  (PT50) 0045 7191 4018 8770 5586 1       BIC/SWIFT: CCCMPTPL

The fund is used after consultation with the brigade and it pays for essential items that they cannot afford.  Helping them to help you.

Anyway, that is it for now – the wine orders will need immediate attention as time is running out.

Pat Allen, afpop Lagos Area Event Organiser

E-mail:   or  Tel: 282 697 548                 




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