TODAY’S PHOTO : Thanks to Tobi … This is the now famous roundabout in Porto Moniz. If you remember back a few weeks, the detail was the subject of the … Read more
(30th September). Today’s main news headline, pictured with a ‘landscape’ swamped with political posters : ‘Complaints And Threats In The Start Of The Campaign – The election campaign for the … Read more
(30th September). ‘President For Teachers Defends Against Insinuation – In The Jornal da Madeira, Jardim encouraged the president of SPM not to forget who helped in her election. Marília Azevedo … Read more
(29th September). The last of today’s headlines : ‘Half [of the ?] Regional Commission Asks Congress – The petition was delivered last week. But the leader Gouveia himself had the … Read more
(29th September). Today’s main news headline ‘Traffic Signposting / Signalling Full Of Faults – The motorist is often misled by the existing road signage or the lack of it. There … Read more
This week’s second challenge is another from Sheila, who says "I have put it in the EP (easy peasy) difficulty bracket at 4".
No clues needed, just tell us where … Read more
TODAY’S PHOTO : Thanks to Vic … I believe that was the new girl in town, the Costa Luminosa that made it’s debut appearance here on Friday … that right … Read more
This weeks teaser is another from Jim.
It’s a piece of cake, and if I know it, it really is a piece of cake, so no clues, just tell us … Read more
(28th September). ‘800 Elderly On Waiting List – 1,300 beds that exist on Madeira in nursing homes are fully occupied, and the 400 that are coming will only provide for … Read more
OK, lets get the politics out of the way first.
(28th September). Today’s main news headline : ‘PS Win With Relative Majority – Votes determined in all 4,260 parishes of … Read more
I am sure that many will remember that over 6 months ago I announced that I would finish doing this blog at the end of last March, as I had … Read more
TODAY’S PHOTO : Thanks to Jaquine … Caniçal’s boats all dressed up & ready to take ‘Nossa Senhora’ out to sea … (you probably know the story, something about a … Read more
(27th September). Today’s main news headline ‘Abuse Of Minors At Home – Growing with an abuser : it is the drama of children at the mercy of close relatives that … Read more
TODAY’S PHOTO : Thanks to Jon … His adopted Madeiran pets Gizmo & Lucy involved in a bit of a loving rumble.
"Saturday we’re off for a short break to … Read more
(26th September). Today’s main news headline, and also the main photo, shows a beautiful landscape blighted by ugly yellow storage tanks and a black barrier : ‘Temporary’ For Six Years … Read more
Today’s Diário is almost true to the letter of the ‘law’, which says that on the day before elections there should be no political activity and it should serve as … Read more
TODAY’S PHOTO : Thanks to Tobi … Funchal port with some of the Transat 6,50 boats
Don’t forget that news / articles will be posted at various times during the … Read more
(25th September). Today’s main news headline : ‘Metropolitiana Forgets Santa Cruz – It’s been six years since the people of Santa Cruz saw any new project coming to their region’… Read more
I realise I couldn’t escape politics for another day, so I am afraid it is back, but although this is the last ‘legal’ day of the national campaign, there is … Read more
TODAY’S PHOTO : Thanks to Elaine of O Sol … Taken at the Botanical Gardens, or whatever it’s called now.
Don’t forget that news / articles will be posted at … Read more
This picture was taken at Lugar de Baixo marina yesterday evening. Despite earlier reports that the reopening was still a while away, it will in fact be open to the … Read more
TODAY’S PHOTO : Thanks to Eiryl … roof dogs. They live most of the time on the corrugated roof, clattering around, and leaving little doggy packets for the rain to … Read more
(23rd September). The last of the front page headlines that I am covering today, and the story that won’t go away : ‘Guilherme Silva Disrespects Protocol And Principles – He … Read more