Tomorrow is the first day of the São Pedro festa in Ribeira Brava, that runs through from Saturday evening (the main night) through until Tuesday. The main ‘leisure area’ will be at a higher level than ever before (you will see what I mean when you get there).

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From Tobi :

"Martin has passed some info on for the classic car rally , i have tried to translate as best i can".

The classic cars are on show in Funchal from the 14th June – 26th June.

The Classic Car Rally will run from the 23rd June – 26th June with the programme as follows.

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Wayne Rooney is tackled by Rafik Halliche

Several contributions below from Paul :

Intervention of Nacional player prevents England from taking lead! reports FIFA on the England v Algeria match:

"….it took a last-gasp intervention from Rafik Halliche to prevent England from taking the lead…"
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Contributions from Paul :

Portuguese New York publishing executive races to lose weight and compete at sport’s highest level. reports

"João Correia has perhaps the most unlikely story in pro cycling. A Portuguese junior champion as a teenager and promising neo pro, Correia ............ more

Please could you put something in you blog to tell everyone that the Karaoke Night which was planned for tomorrow night at Costa Verde to raise funds for a local family has been postponed until further notice.

Apparently it has been advertised in the Brit, so we need to ............ more

Several contributions from Paul :

Portugal’s strong recovery! ‘Buy Association’ reports:

“Portugal has had the highest percentage growth in all of Europe: first quarter of this year”
“…the first country to come out of the recession”. “ It is also predicted to have a ............ more


re building the levada do Caniçal high above Machico May 2010

"We did this beautiful walk in May 2010.The starting point is opposite the Bar A Calcadinha at the western end of Marocos. The scenery is spectacular as you walk in and out of each of the valleys. You look over the rooftops of ............ more

Contributions from Paul :

10,000 metre Portuguese champion. AFP reports:
“Britain’s Somali-born Mo Farah and Portugal’s Ines Monteiro took the honours in Saturday’s 10,000m European Cup race in Marseille.

Farah timed 27min 28.86sec in seeing off France’s Abdellatif ............ more

All the postings below are from Paul :

World Cup: Algerian Defender plays for CD Nacional Madeira. reports:
“..the least known of the Algerian defenders (Rafik Halliche) , but…certainly not the least talented. His aggressive play and his combativeness on ............ more

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Centopeia / Centipede … the biting kind.

From Paul :

“A united Europe is not a uniform Europe” Internal Market Commissioner Michel Barnier says The outermost regions are important parts of the EU, despite their distance from mainland Europe.  Reuters reports: ............ more

This photo of Paul da Serra is from Tobi’s website HERE. Thank you.

These contributions are from Paul :

The most zealously guarded secret in Portuguese cuisine, if not Portugal itself & monasteries.." reports the

There are only “..four people who knows the recipe ............ more

This photo is from Jon’s website HERE. Thank you.

From Paul :

Pilot whales off Calheta, Madeira. Whale & Dolphin watching boats are sighting a pod of up to 20 pilot whales off Calheta.

Image Caption : Whales, mother and calf, off Kona, Hawaii.

Pilot whales: “quite active ............ more

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