Chit-Chat & Today’s Photo … Caniço de Baixo

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TODAY’S PHOTO : Thanks to Tobi … Festival at Caniço de Baixo

"For those that plan to arrive by train and the ‘train spotters’ amongst us, it might be a little disappointing. The nearest train station is in Agadir, Morocco". A nice little write up, with some ............ more

New Cruise Ship Debut ; ANAM Meet Ryanair

(6th September). Business between Brazil and Portugal between January and August fell 37% compared to the same period in 2008, down to €735 million, said a government source. The main Brazilian products sold in Portugal are oil, soybeans, iron and steel. Brazil imports from Portugal mainly olive ............ more

Chit-Chat & Today’s Photo … Paul da Serra

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TODAY’S PHOTO : Thanks to Jaquine … Paul da Serra – “It’s a great place to cool off on a hot day!”

The political rumpus has started now over my way, with the PSD mobile racket-van touring the streets. I don’t speak Portuguese well, but I couldn’t ............ more

Chit-Chat & Today’s Photo … Wine Festival

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TODAY’S PHOTO : Thanks to Sue … taken at the Wine Festival in Funchal Thursday. Those poor animals must have been baking in that hot sun.

Sorry about the blog comment problem yesterday. It should now be OK.

Coming to Madeira for a week? Someone has written a guide with suggestions on ............ more

Chit-Chat & Today’s Photo … Funchal 501 Asas

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TODAY’S PHOTO : Thanks to Vic … Air display at Funchal 501 celebrations ‘Asas of Portugal’, or ‘Wings’.

In the last few days Madeira Island Direct (our major sponsors) have decided to waive all subscriptions for the next year – any property owner will get ............ more

Chit-Chat & Today’s Photo … Squid Fisherman

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TODAY’S PHOTO : Thanks to Tobi … "All the fishing boats out at sea, this only happens in August when they go out to catch lulas". (squid).

That would explain the number of boats over my way then I guess. I don’t normally see any fishing boats, but there have been between ............ more

Chit-Chat & Today’s Photo … Funchal 501

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TODAY’S PHOTO : Thanks to Vic … Folks watching the aerial entertainment at Funchal 501 the week before last

Tobi has updated his Flicker photo album, with the latest pictures taken underneath the airport runway. Quite amazing what has been done there I must say, with gardens and a ............ more

TAP In Critical Time ; Hotel Bookings Improve

‘Parpública Says That TAP Is In A Critical Situation’. The TAP airline group has a negative equity of €247.2 million, up from €171.7 million at the end of 2008, as shown in the half-yearly accounts. According to the biannual report of Parpública, sole shareholder ............ more

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