Don’t miss BLiP this weekend

It’s all systems go for the Algarve’s biggest event of its kind. The BLiP (Better Living in Portugal) exhibition starts this Saturday and promises to be better than ever with a fantastic variety of services and products on offer.

Some of these quality names may already be familiar to you while others will be new in your search for a better life in Portugal.

As always, entrance is free to visitors so why not go along and enter the free prize draw sponsored by Monarch Airlines and CPD Satellites. There is also a great chance to win a gas barbecue from Optimum Outdoor Solutions!

This year, the British Consulate and Department for Work and Pensions will also be giving a series of free informative talks.

Don’t miss it!

Win a barbecue at BLiP

Optimum Outdoor Solutions are giving away a free CADAC three-burner stainless steel gas barbecue at the Better Living in Portugal exhibition this weekend.

Optimum Outdoor Solutions have been supplying barbecues and outdoor cooking accessories for around 12 years, while the South African CADAC brand has been making quality barbecues for more than 60 years.

The barbecue, which will be given away to a BLIP visitor, features a 63cm by 48cm cooking surface and an additional side burner set on a sturdy stainless steel trolley with dual side tables and a storage cabinet.

To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize, simply fill in the

form provided at the entrance and place it in the Optimum Outdoor Solution’s barbecue on Stand 11.

The winner will be selected at random from all of the entries on Sunday afternoon.

For more information, please visit the Optimum Outdoor Solutions showroom, which is located along the EN125 near the Aqualand water park near Lagoa, or telephone 282 323 807. Alternatively email [email protected]

Windows and doors specialists

Windows and doors specialists Mestre Raposa will be at BLiP this year, so why not go along to their stand and see what they have to offer?

Eight years ago the company started with a small shop near the Guia roundabout. This still exists but, due to the company’s growth, most of their activities now centre on their spacious showrooms and office 100m west of Quatro Estradas on the EN 125 near Almancil.

Clients do not even have to go to the shop to see Mestre Raposa’s work as they were used to supply the doors and windows of the newly restored Estoi Palace.

Dunas Douradas Restaurant and Beach Club also has the world’s biggest folding system between restaurant and pool, which was installed by Mestre Raposa.

The company aims to offer the best security standards available on the market. Modern or traditional, any size, form, colour and material. Mestre Raposa now recommends aluminium.

At BLiP, multi-lingual staff from Mestre Raposa will be on hand to explain about the new PURAL® system, the first aluminium or steel-based windows that are solid enough to allow structures up to 100 metres high. These are also strong enough to carry heavy bullet-proof German Panzerglass. The system has triple glazing if necessary and a never-seen acoustic and thermal insulation.

As well as doors and windows, Mestre Raposa also supplies a variety of shutters, fly-screen systems and alarm equipment. So why not visit Stand 30 at BLiP this weekend?

Great music at BLiP

KISS FM will be broadcasting live from BLiP at Stand 88 *KISS FM* is the Algarve’s No.1 independent “All Music Radio” station serving the multi-cultural communities throughout the Algarve.

Since launching in 1992, KISS FM has built a large and loyal audience including Portuguese, British, Dutch, German and Scandinavian listeners.

Come and visit us to find out more on Stand 88.

British Consulate and Department for Work and Pensions

British Consulate and Department for Work and Pensions announce a series of informative talks to be held during the Better Living In Portugal exhibition.

The aim of the talks, which will be open to everyone to attend, will be two fold.  The first will be to explain the role of the British Consulate covering topics such as what we can and cannot do to assist, how to register at the Consulate and highlighting other resources available. The second part of the talks will be to clarify the Benefits, Pensions and Healthcare provisions available to British residents living in the Algarve. Martin Fitches from the Department for Work & Pensions commented that they are looking forward to meeting residents and hope that they will find the talks both useful and informative. Paul Rodwell, the Consul, mentioned that he is delighted by this unique opportunity to join forces with both the Department for Work and Pensions as well as the Department of Health and hopes that the British residents will take advantage of this opportunity. Please also find representatives on our Stand 139 at  BLiP throughout the event. Talks will be held on:

Saturday September 26: 15:00 pm

Sunday September 27: 12:00 pm

To be held at the Auditorium at Expo Arade Exhibition Centre in Portimão – free entrance.