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by Misty
Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:05 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: BLIP
Replies: 9
Views: 1587

It was very disappointing. A lot of businesses dropped out and there was not nearly as many stands as last year. I didn't think anywhere near as many people went but the Resident still insist there were nearly 8000 visitors :roll:
by Misty
Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Air conditioning
Replies: 11
Views: 1802

I would try either Auto-heat or SACL at Vale de Lousas. We know the owners of both companies and I'd say they were reliable and have been in business many years.
by Misty
Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Are Portuguese Banks Safe?
Replies: 11
Views: 2170

I don't know whether I am allowed to mention this but there is a thread on this subject on the expat focus forums which covers quite a lot.
by Misty
Sun Sep 14, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Is it safe anymore?
Replies: 30
Views: 4970

Actually, there's a bar near us and they shut up shop when they hear troublemakers coming. They don't want the hassle. They also don't want the GNR to be called out when trouble does start which could lead to them being closed down for good.
by Misty
Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:47 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Is it safe anymore?
Replies: 30
Views: 4970

If Carvoeiro/Algarve isn't safe, then nowhere is. Still I wouldn't class anywhere in the UK as safe.
by Misty
Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Carvoeiro in decline
Replies: 14
Views: 1571

Does AHETA's report include figures for the people who now go self-catering, booking directly with the owners, rather than staying in hotels? Also, with money being tighter than usual for a lot of people, self-catering as opposed to staying in a hotel is also helped by not eating out so often, which...
by Misty
Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:42 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Rowdy nights in Carvoeiro
Replies: 30
Views: 3963

I agree, if something is kicking off the GNR will come out and sort it out. You just need to ring them. Is the local number for the GNR on here? Presumably its in the FAQs?
by Misty
Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:29 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Modelo Lagoa
Replies: 12
Views: 1833

I am very disappointed. First we lose Plus now Modelo. I don't like Pingo Doce and have no idea what this other place will be like :(
I noticed the Modelo signs had all been broken when we drove past today so asssumed it had now gone.
by Misty
Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Transferring money from uk for purchase
Replies: 7
Views: 878

The dealers usually have a better rate. Although it might be worth your while asking your bank for the non tourist rate. Ask the dealers for a rate too before you decide. Most can give you an idea.
Oh and most dealers are pretty much the same but go for a reputable one. There are some in the Algarve.
by Misty
Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Supermarket price comparison
Replies: 16
Views: 2927

If you want to buy the cheapest stuff you need to shop where the Portuguese shop. I tend to shop in Modelo as their food is excellent and very reasonable and also Aldi (although the closest is Alcantarilha), now that Plus has gone :( Although I am told Pingo Doce is reasonable. The Intermarche is al...
by Misty
Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Portimao
Replies: 8
Views: 1247

Yes it is, you need to go along the EN125 to get there.
by Misty
Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: CVO Night-time - the hot place to be!
Replies: 7
Views: 1310

When I say cooling down I mean whilst it was frequently getting up to nearly 40º in June its now getting just above 30.. Although someone did inform me that Friday was the hottest day this year. I am not sure how reliable that was.
by Misty
Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Organic Farm Shop
Replies: 7
Views: 5828

We do get the occasional frost down here. Although usually its after Christmas.

I have not yet tried the farm shop although everyone I know who has says its well worth the visit.
by Misty
Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: CVO Night-time - the hot place to be!
Replies: 7
Views: 1310

So far this year June has been the hottest month by far, but that's not all that unusual. It seems to be cooling down now.
by Misty
Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Visiting Carvoeiro in September 2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2062

I probably do - why did you need a lift somewhere??!! :lol: