Pet Corner: wreathing about … Christmas is coming!
Anita hands-on

Pet Corner: wreathing about … Christmas is coming!

Anita Wright’s florist friends, Paul and Pasi, with businesses formerly in Madrid and London, offered wreathes as part of their services.

Anita is always looking for new ‘Pop-Up’ ideas for APAA: “What about a wreathing party?” Lovingly, artistically hand-made wreathes, each one an individually inspired piece of work. Anita gathered a group of friends for the day. “They generously gave us all the help to get started.” Obviously a talented group. “We thoroughly enjoyed the experience.”

Apparently part of their new ‘Pop-Up’ product range, “friends of APAA make the hand-made crochet keyrings; others offer peg bags to pop on the line”. Laughing, Jenny Clarke is holding up one of their latest ‘fun’ models. They sold out at Jolly’s Bar (Alvor) last week. So, all hands to the deck to make more.

“The wreathes are selling too. We will have to start making them to order”, along with Jenny’s home-made preserves, chutneys and jams. Jackie’s shortbread cookies smack of the good old days.

There’s always something special at a ‘Pop-Up’. Brand new glassware, educational games, cuddly toys…

Jenny’s peg bag

Pop-Up venues

  • Bacchus Bar, EN125, Porches, November 21, 11am-1pm. Special Christmas Fayre Table. Calendars, cards, wreathes, home-made goodies.
  • A lot more at O Tasco, Senhora do Verde (Portimão), December 2, 12 noon-3pm.
  • Casa de Pasto A Parreirinha Restaurant, Odelouca, December 5, 4pm-6pm. For ladies, Christmas fayre, jewellery, Tupperware; man-cave stuff also, tools, equipment and more.
  • Next? All you could wish for – a special big Christmas Fayre at Recanto dos Mouros, Silves, December 9, 12 noon-3pm. With Gill Goode and Fiona’s Fi-Line Fashions.

A gentle reminder: APAA, Association for Protection of Animals Algarve, are driving themselves to the limits to ensure their SNiP campaign reaches the highest level yet. “Dosh!” as Jenny puts it politely. “We need it even more now. The Spaying and Neutering Animal Programme is always pushed to its limits.”

Their motto is ‘Here to Help’, which APAA do indeed. Parvovirus has reared its ugly head again. Offering to help animals who are vulnerable is their key object. The virus is highly contagious amongst dogs, uncommonly passed on to cats. The cat virus panleukopenia is not known to be transmittable to dogs. High temperature, loss of appetite, vomiting and smelly, bloody diarrhoea. It can be passed through human contact and is airborne. Answer? Vaccinations! Please do the right thing.

Wreath power

 Charity Shops

  • Alvor, Dunas Complex, Monday-Saturday, 10.30am-2pm
  • Silves, Rua Elias Garcias 20, Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm (Saturday 1pm). Packed with quality goodies. Bring or buy!

 For information about APAA, email Jenny Clarke: info.apaaportugal@gmail.com 

Zélia’s Cat Colonies always need extra assistance and cat food donations. Email: zelia.santos@live.co.uk

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