Chit-Chat & Today’s Photo … Porto Moniz Statue

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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 challenge ‘How well do you know Madeira?’

The end of September has arrived, and ............  ...read more

Chit-Chat & Today’s Photo … Grapes

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TODAY’S PHOTO : Thanks to Tobi … Grapes on the vine, ready for harvesting

This is a sailors BLOG LOG, who is on his way here to arrive around about now. Not much to report yet, but maybe worth checking back in a few days.

Clipper 09-10 Round the World Race – Race 2 La Rochelle ............  ...read more

How well do you know Madeira?

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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 it is. 48 hours allowed, then the correct answer will be given if necessary.

Chit-Chat & Today’s Photo … Cruise Ship Funchal

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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 Vic?

Madeira’s English speaking Baptists have updated their BLOG

Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli gives ............  ...read more

How well do you know Madeira?

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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 where it is.

48 hours allowed, then the correct answer will be given if necessary.

All being well I will post another one on Wednesday

** UPDATED 14/8 ** Blog Announcement **

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 accepted another commitment. (That supermarket is still not open yet, but it should be in a few weeks).

UPDATED MONDAY 14th ............  ...read more

Chit-Chat & Today’s Photo … Caniçal Cast-Off

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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 lost piece of a picture or a cross which was found years later floating in the sea).

"Madeira ............  ...read more

Chit-Chat & Today’s Photo … Gizmo & Lucy

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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 the island of Madeira. There’s somewhere I’ve never been to in this country of mine, so I have to go, if ............  ...read more

A Political Day Of Rest, After A Night Of Unrest

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 a day of reflection, and only has one political story today, compared to an average of ............  ...read more

Chit-Chat & Today’s Photo … Transat In Funchal

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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 day – Check back regularly and keep yourself up to date.

Please use the comments here for general chit-chat, or feel ............  ...read more

Chit-Chat & Today’s Photo … Botanical Parrots

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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 various times during the day – Check back regularly and keep yourself up to date.

Please use the comments here for general ............  ...read more

Chit-Chat & Today’s Photo … Roof Dogs

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 wash away. I would add that next door to those dogs we have a house that has had as many as 20 dogs roaming ............  ...read more

PND Video ‘The Black Car Kids’ & More Politics

(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 went to a festival as ‘vice president’ of the Regional Assembly and acted like a candidate’............  ...read more

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