Madeira:saving Europe’s rarest seabird, Zino’s Petrel & the Portuguese cockerel; Heavy snow and ice bring travel chaos across UK

Portugal,Madeira & some UK news from Paul Abbiati:

Madeira:saving Europe’s rarest seabird, Zino’s Petrel Pterodroma madeira

Thanks to Elaine for bringing this to my attention again and inspiring this posting.

Source: ‘’ article:

During August 2010, forest fires ravaged ............ more

Portuguese film “Mysteries of Lisbon” wins another international award;Yellow weather warnings issued for rain, wind and sea by Institute of Meteorology; Tea and coffee drinking

Portugal & Madeira news from Paul Abbiati:

Portuguese film wins another international award

Variety article:

Franco-Chilean helmer Raoul Ruiz’s “Mysteries of Lisbon” nabbed the 68th Louis Delluc prize at a ceremony held Friday at Hotel Fouquet’s Barriere in Paris. Produced ............ more

Madeira and Algarve property values increased in October despite general downturn; Happy Birthday Oscar 103!: Portugal: new flights to cities in Germany, the UK (Manchester) and France

Portugal, Madeira and Brazilian news from Paul Abbiati:

Happy Birthday Oscar 103!

Oscar Niemeyer 103 now, world famous Brazilian architect, one of the architects who worked on

Casino & Casino Park Hotel. Funchal, Madeira, projects

has marked his 103rd birthday by opening a museum of his work.

BBC ............ more

Snippets & videos from Becky

From his own blog, reviews of a recent publication, "Gardens of Madeira" by Gerald Luckhurst.  LINK

"Last year, I learned that two of Portugal’s best known winemakers, Rui Reguinga and Francisco Albuquerque (pictured), were collaborating on a new table wine project in Madeira.  ............ more

Niemeyer, architect, 102 now composing samba music; Madeira storm fund aid – €31 million- approved by European Parliament

Portugal, Madeira and some Brazilian news from Paul Abbiati:

Famous Brazilian architect Niemeyer, 102 now composing samba music

Press reports Oscar Niemeyer now 102 composed the lyrics of ‘Tranquilo con la Vida’ (Feeling Good about Life) at the end of last year, when he was in hospital with ............ more

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