Already August, where does the time fly?
The temperatures are soaring up to 29 degrees plus most days. It is impossible to walk on the sand without flip flops! The boat trips, BBQ’s on the beach, Banana boats and all the ‘heart in your mouth’ excitement of the sea are out in force. If you walk along the beach near the lift there are some nice promenades with seats where you can watch the activity. A nice breeze wafts off the Atlantic making the heat bearable. It is essential to put the sun cream, hat and cover those shoulders to prevent sunburn! Be afraid!
Albufeira had a week of craft stalls last week and open air music near Fishermans Beach. It was nice to see the Portuguese families dancing and partying in the square until the early hours.
I wandered down and picked up a few trinkets to take home to our four lovely daughters. Rosie and Lacey are here at the Irish pub to help their dad, Frank, in August for a week, as I visit my mum and brother and nephew. We are off to ‘bracing Skegness” at Butlins. A welcome break and Joe, my nephew who is now seven, loves it!
There are lots of things to look forward to in Albufeira and the nearby towns. Silves hosts a medieval fair 2nd August. Worth taking a bus or visit one of the ticket shops to find out more details.
Towards the end of August, look out for the gastronomic fair which will amaze your taste buds! Roast pig, almonds, olives, pastries and sweets abound and the Portuguese line up on benches with all the family to sample the feast.
Frank is looking forward to some of our return customers enjoying the balmy nights and pleasant sunshine. We are often asked about September holidays and readily say that it is one of the nicest times in the season. The weather is pleasant, our entertainer is still playing live music and customers are in less of a hurry and chat so it gives us time to get to know you in The Shamrock Irish Bar.
Weddings parties and the hen and stag parties are popular in September. Dont forget to let Frank know if you are planning to come over and enjoy our live music for a brilliant night out. You can email and contact us via the web site www.shamrock-irishbar.com
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As I return to UK I will leave you with this traditional Irish Blessing
May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rain fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
Thanks a million