The heat is on as we are almost hitting July….summer breezes waft pleasant fragrances waving the colourful summer clothes in the tempting shops and stalls. Shop until you drop in Albufeira – or at least until midinght! The California shopping centre has a variety of shops including the baby wear shop, large clothing stores, and hairdressers and manicure salons among others. Families find our airy bar a nice resting place and we have small toys and games to amuse the family in our friendly bar. Having four daughters (all grown up now, I am glad to say!) means that we can just about remember how easy holidays are if the kids are happy. Our big screen tv’s let dad watch the sport while mum can enjoy the day time calm while the kids are amused – or maybe leave dad in charge while mum goes shopping!
Flags were flying during Euro 2012 and we all cheered Ireland along and are now hoping that Portugal stake their claim in the football jamboree. Wimbledon is managing to avoid the rainy weather and it will soon be The 2012 Olympics. I will be glued to the tv for the sailing Olympics in Weymouth and Portland, Dorset as this is our home. The bar still entertains nightly with our talented musicians and Thursday quiz night and live music. Food has taken a back seat during the summer months but we will bring back our tasty snack menu in the Autumn when we are quieter. As you realise we have long days and nights working in the bar so to ensure that we offer the best service to our holidaymakers during the day-time we, (Frank and Vicky) take a break four days of the week. Come along and meet Chris, our bar man from Dublin, (no, we don’t fly him in specially!) – he lives here! He has a great line in banter!
Our Trip advisor reviews continue to amaze us and so thank you to everyone for your continuing support and making The Shamrock Irish Bar so much fun:)
Happy holidays in The Algarve.