Internet worship, Car Parking, & odds 'n ends …

Source : Diário de Noticias 30/12/2007

Apparently you don’t need to go to church these days to worship your God, as doing it through the internet seems to be perfectly acceptable. It seems there are various websites and bits of software that have been developed to help you do this with Mass by ............ more

A mixed bag of goodies

Carrying on from yesterdays Queen Victoria blog theme, the cruise ship ‘The World’ arrived yesterday. It is the first of the 12 cruise ships expected to arrive before Monday nights extravaganza. Big deal … I hear you say?

No, you want more? It was built in the year of 2002 at a cost ............ more

Queen Vic in Madeira … or is it?

The Cunard cuise and shipping company launched it’s newest member on the 7th December 2007, and is now on its second voyage. It arrived in Funchal yesterday, from Malaga, having set sail from Southampton the previous Friday. It is now on it’s way to Lanzarote.

I cut ‘n pasted some ............ more

Talking Rubbish?

Source :  Diário de Notícias 28/12/2007

If you have children that go to school here then you will need to be aware that there is a new law governing what weights they can carry to and from school. Clearly for health reasons, and probably not such a bad idea, the limits depend on the cycle / ............ more

Xmas Sales and Winter 'Sales'

Source : Diário de Notícias 27-12-2007

Front page news today is the poor sales in the shops over the Christmas period … the worst in 10 years for the shops in Funchal. In the last 15 months it claims that 1,300 jobs have been lost and 10 shops have closed.

Perhaps the people of Madeira have ............ more

New Year Fireworks … The Full Story.

Having gone through the Diário de Notícias this morning, sadly I have to report that there is no newsworthy news on Madeira today. As I last resort, I also read for the first time the Journal da Madeira, the government sponsored newspaper (couldn’t possibly ............ more

Self-Confessed Levada Mugger Exposed!

There was a pretty overwhelming demand to expose the self-confessed Levada Mugger, with only Benedict wanting to spare him, and Osama wanting to recruit him, so here is the picture. It’s not great quality, but you can clearly see here the Levada Mugger (right) with one of his 12 children and ............ more

Part 2. The sensible blog

A second merry xmas wish to anyone who is sat at their computer tonight.

I looked out over the town this morning at around 10.00 … totally lifeless and totally devoid of sound, I think even the church clock was having the morning off … but hang on, there was the earthshattering sounds of ............ more

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