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Fancy Having a Go at Something New?

Bored? How can you possibly be bored living in this amazing, spectacular, fabulous, wonderful country? What do you fancy having a go at? 

I’ve been scouring the magazines, Facebook pages and events in general and come up with a whole raft of suggestions to entertain and delight you. I’ve listed just a small selection with a brief description and a link so have a look and give at least one of them a try! 

Loule Book Group

Meets once a month at a cafe in Loule.  7.30 pm start.  The meetings are a combination of books, wine, food and chat.  Nothing too hi-brow or serious but not a chick-lit kind of group either.  Chaps, as well as ladies, attend and there is a wide age range too – 25-75. 

Portugal Algarve Ladies Society Crafts

Come along with your craft and join the group every Wednesday afternoon, upstairs in the food hall at IKEA,Mar shopping. This is a weekly club for ladies who knit, sew, crochet, anything of that kind.  Nothing too strenuous, learn a new craft, knit and natter with a lovely bunch of ladies over a cup of tea (vodka). 

Quiz Night

You don’t have to Einstein to win!  This is a fab night with the incredible prize of three bottles of wine!  Its a whole €5 each which includes a meal.  Very informal, competitive in a light-hearted way, lots of daft categories and extra  silly questions to win shots for your team.  Lovely friendly English-owned bar in Vilamoura.  The quiz is held weekly on a Thursday and starts at 7.30-8pm. 


For the more energetic amongst you, this might be what you are looking for.  Everything you could wish to know about cycling here in Portugal, organised events, legal stuff, competitions, taking the scenic route or even the best cafes to stop at on the way! 


Now here’s one with a huge membership! If you fancy yourself as a bit of a wine connoisseur this is the one for you!  Mostly concentrating on Portuguese wine, members meet once a month at Restaurante/Garrafeira Veneza in Mem Moniz (near Paderne) where a winemaker/producer presents a range of wines with a meal.  Held on the third Thursday of each month, lunchtime during the summer and evenings in the winter. 


Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!  Croquet is an extremely sociable sport, easy to understand and fun to play. It requires a combination of physical skills and mental cunning. New members always welcome to come and try it out.  The club is in Cabanas and welcomes you to try your hand each Friday afternoon.

Live Music

There are soooooo many to choose from!  I picked this one because it’s a fabulous setting, the artists are incredibly talented and the food is also shamazeballs!  We happened to pop along on a Thursday evening – Wow! Just Wow!  The lady entertaining us was Katie Hunt who performs every Thursday evening.  She is a star and we absolutely loved our night out.  Live music most nights – Wednesday is swing and there are many other featured performers. 


This looks pretty good!  These chaps are happy to have you on board if you eat, sleep, and breathe fishing or if you just like the ocean view, tan lines, and sweet pics? Whatever your reason, this crew will make your fish wishes come true. They were jolly accommodating when we talked to them – happy to design a day or even night out according to your requirements.

That little lot should keep you busy for a day or two!  If you have any groups or activities you would like to share please let me know.

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