madeira news blog 1004 elaine west dolphin water chute in Santa Cruz

Dolphin water chute in Santa Cruz.

From Paul :

The Portuguese divide football coaches into two types: the smart and the scientific and the analytical, detailed, more programmed. The UK Telegraph newspaper reports…

Jose Mourinho is both. He does not separate “the physical, technical, tactical ............  ...read more

madeira news blog 1004 dave North Coast at Ribeira da Janela 1

North Coast at Ribeira da Janela

Several contributions below from Paul :

EU PASSENGER RIGHTS LAW. Volcanic eruption is proving a major test for EU law, while many travellers have still not returned home. Some airline passengers are still stuck on the other ............  ...read more

madeira news blog 1003 tobi spring flower

Spring flower

3 News stories from Paul :

Portuguese success at the European Judo Championships, Vienna!

Portugal’s Joao Pina has won the gold medal in the -73 weight category with a waza-ari. And Telma Monteiro won a bronze medal in the –57kg category.

image caption : Telma Monteiro

 ............  ...read more

madeira news blog 1003 tobi mini motor bikes

Mini motor bikes

Tobi, as well as sending the photo, also sent me a link to Don’s blog, where there is a feature that tells us all the reasons why one should not come to Madeira INTERESTING READ

Everything else from Elaine :

Portugal’s analogue switch off established. ............  ...read more

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4 contributions from Paul : 

Doze pontos! – “Há dias assim" – There are days like these

Que nos deixam sós – That leave us alone

A alma vazia – With an empty soul

A mágoa na voz – With a voice full of sorrow

Já não há palavras – There ............  ...read more

madeira news blog 1003 tobi funchal new sea front all the earth has been leveled now

From Tobi : "Funchal new sea front, all the earth has been levelled now".

Nice sunny day for the Flower Festival, have loaded my photos here HERE … Tobi

Also I braved the weather for the arrival of Fatima in Caniço… HERE … Tobi.

By email : Just ............  ...read more

madeira news blog 1003 tobi cruise ship

From Tobi.

From Paul :

Python & Chaplin in Madeira!

2 of the great names of world cinema, Geraldine Chaplin e Terry Jones are due to arrive in Madeira on Friday (the 16th) to attend an receive tributes at the 4th Festival de Cinema do Funchal in 2010.

 

Image caption Terry Jones

Terry Jones is best known as a member of the Monty Python comedy team but, his career includes:

“Jones co-directed Monty Python and the ............  ...read more

madeira news blog 1003 rita Looking down into Nuns Valley

Photo from Rita : Looking down into Nuns Valley.

This from Elaine (West) from Wednesday’s Diário de Notícias :

Earth Water’ begins to be sold this week in Madeira. ‘Earth Water’ is presented today in Madeira, a fundraising event to be held from 19.00 at The ............  ...read more

madeira news blog 1004 rita Quinta Boa Vista 1

From Rita : "Der – with the flower festival coming up I know you will be inundated with photos but I have had a visitor these last two weeks who will not see the festival parade so I took her to Quinta Boa Vista mainly to see the orchids. Not ............  ...read more

madeira news blog 1004 paul ribeira brava

 Photo of Ribeira Brava beach and the following are from Paul :

 

‘Expresso’ slideshow: Madeira 50 days after the tragedy

The slideshow includes shots of Funchal, Ribeira Brava and Serra D’Agua. HERE

 

 

 

Animal protection in the Algarve: ............  ...read more

madeira news blog 1003 rita Inclement weather view

"Inclement weather view" from Rita

From the BBC : The European Central Bank (ECB) has kept the eurozone interest rate at its record-low level of 1% for the 11th month in a row. The decision was expected and comes as the ECB is scaling ............  ...read more

madeira news blog 1003 pete funchal hang gliders

Funchal – hang gliders

This from Elaine (West) : Translation from today’s Jornal da Madeira.

Litter of nine dogs found in a container. A litter of nine dogs was found abandoned in a garbage container, near a school, in Covão, Câmara de Lobos. The dogs, only a few days old, ............  ...read more

madeira news blog 1004 tom the now defunct cable car to the ghost village near Achadas da Cruz 1

From Tom :   "The now defunct cable car to the ghost village near Achadas da Cruz. Scary to ride 450 meters of almost vertical ride. I do not know if this is any truth but I  have been told that many people have died here".

This from Paul :

Portugal is in a much better position than Greece

Greek Deputy Prime Minister ............  ...read more

madeira news blog 1003 People looking around on sunny a day at Casino car boot sale Funchal 1

From Pete : People looking around on sunny a day at Casino car boot sale Funchal.

From Paul : Flights Norwich to Madeira: start 13 May.

image caption: Budget airline Flybe will again be offering flights to Guernsey from Norwich this summer.

"The airport is also keeping on a new route ............  ...read more

madeira news blog 1003 elaine E full moon over ribeira brava monday 29 March 2010

Full moon over Ribeira Brava Monday 29 March 2010

Photo from Elaine, and article from Saturday’s Jornal da Madeira:

Kennel / cattery with veterinarian from September. The kennel / cattery on Porto Santo is already operational, housing at the moment a total of 35 dogs and ............  ...read more

madeira news blog 1003 pete  I stand there and hold it back

Photo from Pete  …  "I stand there and hold it back".

More from Paul on the whale show off Calheta :

5 of the largest living predators off Calheta coast! The whale spectacular off Calheta continues! Lobosonda sighted 5 sperm whales, (Physeter macrocephalus) ............  ...read more

madeira news blog 1003 rita Prickly pear at Ribeira Brava viewpoint

Today’s photo from Rita … Prickly pear at Ribeira Brava viewpoint

Madeira smaller life        from Pete

From Paul : Whales: more off the Calheta coast in March! “What doesn’t stop? It’s the big baleen whales that I ............  ...read more

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