Chit-Chat & Today’s Photo … Sugar Cane Factory

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TODAY’S PHOTO : Thanks to Jaquine … the sugar cane factory at Porto da Cruz

I paid a final visit to the São Pedro festival last night, and I think after Saturday’s rain, it actually made a pretty good recovery. As it was spread over 3 days this year, I reckon a lot of the traditionalists ............ more

São Pedro, Ribeira Brava 27th – 28th June 2009

On the main night, there was a much lower turnout than last year, maybe the weather put people off. The rain held off until about midnight, and then it didn’t really ease off again. We sent our reporter out with his cheap camera to record the highlights of the night, with not very impressive results. ............ more

Chit-Chat & Today’s Photo … São João Swimmers

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TODAY’S PHOTO : Thanks to Tobi … São João traditional midnight swim. Thanks Tobi for saving the day there with a much needed photo. We must have had several hundred people over our way taking a dip.

Yesterday was supposed to be the main day for family events and entertainment for ............ more

Chit-Chat & Today’s Photo … Classic Car Rally

TODAY’S PHOTO : Well, I know I let you down on the fireworks in Funchal and São João festivals this last week, but Elaine has saved my reputation with a shot of one of the entrants in the classic car rally passing through Lombada in Ponta do Sol on Friday. Thanks Elaine. All we need ............ more

Chit-Chat & Today’s Photo … Estrelicia

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TODAY’S PHOTO : Thanks to Sarah … an Estrelicia flower, or ‘bird of paradise’ as some clever flower seller came up with years ago

São Pedro fever is building in town, as the festival lighting and street decorations are still being mounted, and the ‘barracas’ are now ............ more

Nenê Leaves Nacional

This just in from Sky News, I haven’t seen anything in the Madeira press yet : ‘Cagliari have officially unveiled their new signing, Brazilian striker Miguel Anderson Da Silva’. Better known as Nenê, the 25-year-old joins the Serie A outfit from Portuguese side ............ more

Chit-Chat & Today’s Photo … Lonesome Swan

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TODAY’S PHOTO : Thanks to Tobi … a lonesome swan

Well I was a lucky boy on Tuesday night, with 3 celebrations for São João, all within walking distance. The best for sure would be São João in the village called São João, but as I went there last year, and it involves a fairly ............ more

Chit-Chat & Today’s Photo … Sunset & Flowers

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TODAY’S PHOTO : Thanks to Jon … sunset & flowers (or is it sunrise?)

Good Morning Madeira! and anyone else reading this.

On the official day of São João I am feeling particularly invigorated after the traditional midnight swim last night. Eshoo! I hope nobody got stung by the ............ more

Chit-Chat & Today’s Photo … Lighthouse

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TODAY’S PHOTO : Thanks to Tobi … A lighthouse over Caniço way

I remember putting a few details in the comments a few weeks ago, about the festival of São Pedro in Ribeira Brava, but I have a feeling the days may have been wrong. Anyway, just in case, Saturday night is the night ............ more

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