Simon Andrew Fawkes
Occupation: Computer technician
Date: 22nd April 2008
I am married to Claire FAWKES and we have a
daughter called R*** aged 3½. Last year I
planned and reserved a holiday with MW in
Portugal. I knew that they have good services
and meet all the needs that we wanted for our
family holiday. I made a two week booking, half
board in the P da L resort in the Algarve.
We travelled from Gatwick on Saturday 31st March
2007 directly to Faro and were transported by
minibus to the resort. We returned home on
Saturday 14th April 2007.
The holiday was quite pleasant in spite of the
fact that R*** suffered a cut to the chin at the
crêche, the holidays passed peacefully.
Apart from R**** having fallen whilst under the
care of MW nothing was stolen or missing from
the apartment, nobody died in the apartment
during our stay.
While we stayed in the apartment we were never
victims of robbery or loss of our personal
possessions, neither did we lose any object
whilst we were in Portugal.
In my opinion the resort is a safe place and I
never felt the presence of anyone strange or
notice that anyone was watching our apartment.
With regard to the doors and windows I
considered them to be safe, although I had some
problem in closing the shutters in the bedroom
where Claire and I slept - this was the bedroom
facing the patio and the pool area. I remember
that the shutter in R**** bedroom worked well
and we would close it during the day to make
sure she slept better.
At no time during our stay did I feel that the
windows and doors had been forced or that there
could have been any trespass on the property.
We would normally use the wooden door that led
to the parking area in order to access the
apartment, occasionally we would use the patio
door - if Claire or I remained in the apartment.
If we all left we would lock the patio door and
use the wooden door.
As far as I can remember, there were two sofas
in the living room area. One smaller sofa which
was on the right when you entered by the patio
door - the sofa was under the window, slightly
at a distance from the wall - in order to have
access to the curtains I think. The large sofa
was directly opposite us when we entered by the
patio door. I made a small sketch of the living
room which was delivered as proof ref SAJF(1) to
DC 4064 HOLLIDAY at 18h30 22 April 2008.
R*** was on holiday with us and during our stay
she slept in the bedroom with two beds facing
the parking area. I remember that there was a
window which was totally covered by a rolling
We would have breakfast and dinner in the local
restaurant, although sometimes we dined at the
Tapas. We would have lunch in the apartment -
generally at the dining table.
R*** was with us or at the crêche - sometimes in
the mornings, at times during the afternoon.
She would also go to the night crêche so that
she could go to sleep at a reasonable time. We
would go out for dinner and upon our return to
the apartment we would pick her up. Normally she
was never at the crêche for more than a few
We were satisfied with the care that R***
received in the crêche and she seemed to like
I remember that the apartment number was 5 A.
This statement was made by me and is in
accordance with my knowledge.