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by carolyn
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: August holiday in Carvoeiro
Replies: 27
Views: 5581

Re: August holiday in Carvoeiro

We made exactly the same assessment as Widge
It was lovely to have a holiday and make a small contribution to the local economy.
We'd got organised for quarantine on our return (Ocado deliveries and working from home)
Wish we were back again though!
by carolyn
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Buy, sell or exchange
Topic: Wanted ZZz bed or folding up bed
Replies: 3
Views: 6382

Re: Wanted ZZz bed or folding up bed

We bought one in Conforama in March for €80
by carolyn
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: August holiday in Carvoeiro
Replies: 27
Views: 5581

Re: August holiday in Carvoeiro

We arrived here last week ( accepting that we will quarantine on return) If a temperature check was done, at Faro airport we were not aware of it - assume they could be using heat sensitive cameras or similar. We were given a sheet of dos and donts by Ryanair as we left the plane Basically its masks...
by carolyn
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: a good local bank?
Replies: 8
Views: 1780

Re: a good local bank?

Would second the recommendation for Millennium. They village branch has always been helpful, and online and app easy to use, as is the money transfer from UK .
by carolyn
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: flights
Replies: 3
Views: 1510

Re: flights

When we flew back to the UK, the incoming flight had only 20 people on it - and that was on 20th March, over a week ago.
by carolyn
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Covid 19 Isolation
Replies: 18
Views: 5443

Re: Covid 19 Isolation

This is in the news today
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52084003

Easyjet staff are being seconded to help at the new hospitals where possible as they are security checked and first aid trained.
by carolyn
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: traveltoalgarve.net
Replies: 3
Views: 1939

Re: traveltoalgarve.net

I have never heard of them but out of curiousity just looked at the website. Appears half complete - no availability charts. Lots of missing information. Personally would not trust it.
by carolyn
Thu May 02, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Chicken George - closed?
Replies: 3
Views: 2229

Chicken George - closed?

I have seen on another forum that Chicken George has closed down due to Georges ill health. Can anyone confirm this?
by carolyn
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Is Bella Napoli open?
Replies: 4
Views: 2549

Re: Is Bella Napoli open?

I can confirm Bella Napoli is definitely open - we went there on our arrival last Wednesday 6th March.
A warm welcome and delicious pizzas as usual :D
by carolyn
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Alojamento Local
Replies: 24
Views: 5693

Re: Alojamento Local

Seems to us that they are trying to tax legitimate renters out of existence!
by carolyn
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Additional IMI
Replies: 5
Views: 1598

Re: Additional IMI

We did look at bringing onshore but cost was prohibitive.
We use Sovereign in Lagoa who we have always found very good.
You would have to speak to them re charges as it very much depends on what exactly you want them to do for you.
by carolyn
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Additional IMI
Replies: 5
Views: 1598

Re: Additional IMI

We have paid the AIMI for the last two years as our villa is 'offshore', but understand that you are also liable if the value is over a figure that I believe is €600,000 The invoice for this arrives like the invoices for the normal IMI through our accountants, who is our fiscal rep, so if you have b...
by carolyn
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Parakeets on Vale do Milho
Replies: 13
Views: 4230

Re: Parakeets on Vale do Milho

Have been on Google to try and identify as they don't look like Senegal Parakeets suggested by 'Ellie 2' (this seems to have a grey head not orange/yellow) I'm wondering if they are "Fischer's Lovebirds" - I have found a mention of them in the Algarve on this forum https://www.birdforum.net/showthre...
by carolyn
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Parakeets on Vale do Milho
Replies: 13
Views: 4230

Parakeets on Vale do Milho

We were out least week and very surprised to see 5 parakeets land in one of our trees. We presume they are not native? Has anyone else seen them or know where they've come from?
by carolyn
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: winery visit
Replies: 9
Views: 2671

Re: winery visit

Sir Cliffs vineyard does tours - directly behind Algarve shopping
http://www.winesvidanova.com/algarve/visits/?lang=en/