Resize your images

On occasion, you may need to resize your pictures or optimize your photos for the web, or just for fun.

Reduce image size.
Crop or sharpen photos.
Change width and height or rotate.
Convert to black and white.
Adjust contrast, brightness and saturation.
Add a border to your photo.

Try this – quick and easy – here

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Flights – UK to Faro. Algarve. Portugal

A selection of cheap flights from UK airports direct to Faro in the sunny Algarve.

Find a flight to suit you – quick and easy booking.
Great prices – just click here

Check out the holiday accommodation deals at GJHassociates – LeisureWorld Marketing.

Marina Vilamoura


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A year in focus – 2011

The Story of a Year …
Some great images – view them full screen – click on the four-arrows
(bottom right of the viewer).


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Argyll to Algarve …

…. and visa versa !

Have you travelled by car from any town or village in the Argyll & Bute region(s) of Scotland — to any town or village within Portugal (in particular the Algarve region) ?

If you have …
…. we request your assistance with our efforts in compiling useful information for the benefit of travellers and holiday makers, including property owners, who reside in either region/country and who would like to make the journey – to or from either region and all points in between – on ‘wheels’ rather than suffer the airports and avoid the restrictions that go hand-in-hand with air travel.

A permanent, web-based record of the [collated] information received will be created.

Your itinerary(ies), which no doubt took much time and effort to compile, may be very useful for other travellers who have often considered the road and sea journey – but never got round to doing it !

Any contributor, engaged in a tourism related business – or not, will have a space for their own use on the [new] web site (if they want it). You don’t have to be in business at all, just have a genuine interest in what we intend to do. If you don’t have a business to promote you could use your ‘web space’ for a variety of purposes, such as showing your pictures/images of the region in which you live. We are open to your ideas and suggestions.

In addition to providing information for travellers and holiday makers wishing to attempt the journey by road (and sea), based on the experiences of others who have made the journey, another objective is to further promote travel and tourism along with cultural awareness, in the regions of each country.
Examples of this are: a ‘Car Rally’ (no, not Isle of Mull style !) and
‘Holiday Exchange’ for disadvantaged or just-needy kids.

In the first instance please contact us – via our Contact Form here


Argyll to Algarve

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How fast is your Broadband ?

Do you know ?

Well, you can test the upload and download speed of your internet connection, free of charge, right here


It works !

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Algarve Holiday Accommodation – 2012

VILAMOURA. Grab a bargain – one or two weeks in a spacious, fully equipped three bedroom [duplex] apartment located just over 2kms. from the renowned Marina in Vilamoura.
A secure and established resort with all the usual facilities including 24hr. reception.

Fixed dates: Commencing Sunday 1st. July x 7 nights
and Sunday 8th. July x 7 nights.

GBP 39 per night – No, not per person – for the apartment, for the two weeks booked together.

Sleeps 6 (six) comfortably.
There are two bathrooms.

For further details and booking information
Contact us here

NOTE ADDED – June 2012: Both weeks now reserved, but view the GOLF SPECIAL and Long-Stay Winter Breaks [Vilamoura] from this link Hand Picked – Low Cost 

GJH Property and Leisure

Travel & Leisure

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Getting Married ?

Or just thinking about it. Whichever, getting hitched can be hazardous to your health – well, at least your nerves ! There’s a lot to think about and even if you are one of the best organised persons ever, there’s got to be something you haven’t considered or overlooked. What if something goes unexpectedly wrong … Oh no, can’t think about that !

Sometimes it helps to read and learn about the experiences of other people and how they went about things, for example:

How long should it take to plan a wedding ?
How many bridesmaids should you have ?
How much does a wedding normally cost ?
What happens if the wedding has be cancelled for some reason ?
What sort of ‘themes’ do people use for their wedding day ?
Where can I get some good ideas about where to go on honeymoon ?

Well, you’re in luck. The results of a survey conducted throughout 2011 by ‘Weddingplan’ are available here. Take a look, you may be surprised …….

a PDF file: Weddingplan Survey 2011

You may also find some useful information here including a link to Weddingplan and the Survey 2011, wedding reception, gifts and honeymoon ideas.


Good Luck !

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Business Opportunity in Algarve …

Gift Ball Vending Business for sale – a small business for a small price with big expansion possibilities. If you are a go-getter you could make this business go-places.

View full details and contact the owner here

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A watch for a gift ? … go retro

Choose from a wide range of watches at prices to suit everyone.
If you have a ‘thing’ about watches you must have a look at this selection.

Here’s a couple of examples at prices you just won’t be able to resist (and they even carry a guarantee !):

Gents Picador The Classic Watch Red

Introducing the Gents Classic Design watch with a modern twist!
By Picador from Softech.
Quality at its best, yet at a reasonable price.
A truly remarkable Watch!

Round Face
Silver Case
Red Dial
Silver Hour Markers
Silver Hour, Minute & Second Hands
Red Strap with Leather Stitching

Presentation Box

12 Months Guarantee

Now only £8.00 – View details here
(Usual Retail Price: £19.99)



Unisex Pink Green Digital Retro 70s Watch

Like your Casio Watches?
Want to wear Retro from the 70s?

Digital Multi Coloured Watch
Green Case
Pink Plastic Strap
30M Waterproof
12 Months Guarantee!

Price: £9.99

View details here

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The Tour of Mull ..

… also referred to as The Best Rally In The World *, organised by the 2300 Club (Mullard Factory, Blackburn –  remember the ‘valve’ ?) up until 2010 when the new organisers: The Mull Car Club held their first event in October of that year – The Tunnock’s Mull Rally.

Tunnock’s (Thomas Tunnock Limited) have sponsored the event since 2005.

The Tour of Mull is (or was) a significant rally for our GJH as he was at the very first event in October 1969, as a marshall.
Having enjoyed a couple of holiday weeks on the Island in previous years, the absolute peace and quiet of the place being a notable feature, he recalls this particular week as the most startling contrast he has ever experienced. Not only was this the first rally on the Island but at the same time ‘When Eight Bells Toll’ , based on the novel by Alistair MacLean, was being filmed. Not only was Tobermory (and the Islanders in general) host to a multitude of rally enthusiasts, competitors and their crews, it was also housing and feeding a large film crew and actors such as: Anthony Hopkins, Robert Morley, Jack Hawkins, Corin Redgrave and Derek Bond.

The rally started at 10.30pm on Saturday 18th. October 1969; 57 crews (from 72 entries) appeared at the start on Main Street.
First away was George Hill & Keith Wood in a Cooper S. They went on to win the rally by only 46 seconds ahead of  Will Sparrow & Nigel Raeburn, also in a Cooper S.
GJH also recalls: another noteworthy feature of the event was the prize giving at the Western Isles Hotel. The prize winners were presented with their trophies by the actress Natalie Delon, who starred in the film: When Eight Bells Toll. Natalie turned up in a tartan mini skirt to do the honours which went down very well with the trophy recipients, not to mention the onlookers, with the exception perhaps of some of the traditional Scots present.

* by Brian Molyneux | The Pentland Press Ltd. | ISBN 0 946270 67 8

Special mention: the late Tom Knowles.

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