30th November 2010

News from Sue

Rehabilitation Of The Old Butter Factory – Fajã da Ovelha

Located in a residential neighborhood of single family houses, the old butter factory has the characteristic image of the other houses surrounding it, defined by a typical architecture, with simple constructive techniques. ............  ...read more

Calheta, Madeira: world class architecture and Mourinho’s first ‘Clasico’

Many thanks to Jon for this angle on the weather situation :

WELL, having wiped the crystal ball free of condensation I can now see some sunshine for us for the next two days, albeit slightly cool at a mere 15*c!   And at last the diverted stray aircraft and sorry sunseekers, barred from landing here by low cloud, are now arriving from Porto Santo and the Canaries – just in time methinks:   The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for the canaries from (I believe) this evening and overnight, as the intense low that largely slipped to the south of us (phew) tracks directly overhead over their Islands, lingering a while in the morning bringing them intense rainfall……   HOWEVER (but) I can indeed see some more heavy rain with moderate winds arriving here on Madeira from next Saturday for some x5 days or so… heavy rain from the S/SW initially on Saturday, then veering SW on Sunday then NE for a VERY wet indeed (and cool 14*c) Monday, easing orft through Tues and Wed…….sorry!   I blame the (unusual) current U.K. weather situation for our current wet weather (now turning colder also) as it is forcing the Atlantic depressions down over the Azores, us and the Canaries etc…….we may escape the worst if the U.K weather systems persist/intensify and push the lows even further south – certainly they’ve got at least another x10 days/nights of sub zero N’ly flows forecast – but don’t bank on it = it’s only my forecast and it could change IF the current U.K. weather system does, it could even get better!

Some Portuguese International and Madeira news from Paul Abbiati:

World class industrial architecture refurbishment

The restoration of ‘The old butter factory’ in the Calheta district of Madeira has been published on ‘ArchDaily’ which ............  ...read more

Sunday ORANGE rain warning BACK ON!

The Diario Newspaper website reported at 11.02 am that the Instituto de Meteorologia has cancelled the ORANGE weather warning for ‘heavy rainfall’ for Sunday 28th November. Then, not long after reported that it was back on.

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Portugal one of world’s 10 great wine destinations; Portuguese economy: sound future; TAP privatisation; Portuguese Tourism Forum in Madeira; Portuguese aircraft factory; Portugal: first ever International Emmy Award

Portuguese national and international news from Paul Abbiati

Portuguese family-owned winery named by Forbes magazine as one of the world’s 10 great wine destinations

“O Vinho e a Poesia – ou uma viagem etílica pelo erotismo poético” de Fernando Sales Lopes

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26th November 2010

News from Tom :

Portuguese Parliament Approves Austerity Budget – 1 minute ago

(RTTNews) – The Portuguese Parliament has passed the debt-ridden government’s austerity budget aimed at restoring the confidence of financial markets amid reports that the country is next in line for a financial ............  ...read more

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