Healing properties of Madeira’s plants and minerals; Exhibition of antique and classic cars; China to develop Portugal’s EDP into leading global clean energy group; Madeira austerity plan; Jazz North Garden of Palácio de S. Lourenço Friday night Funchal; Festas de Natal e Fim do Ano – Programa – Friday 30th December, 2011; Portuguese bank deposits guaranteed up to €100,000; Decathlon invests €30 million in Portugal;

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The healing properties of Madeira’s plants and minerals

Festas de Natal e Fim do Ano – Programme in Funchal – Friday Read more

City of Funchal Athletics Road Race 8pm; Disney Fantasy coming in 2012; Increase in Cruise Ship traffic; Madeira New Year occupancy: 65-70%; Madeira’s world famous New Year firework display; Madeira’s austerity measures 2012; Portugal’s best cakes & pastries; King of cakes: Bolo-Rei; Confeitaria Nacional;

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Disney Fantasy coming to Madeira 2012

link to article on increase in Cruise Ship traffic to Madeira: http://www.dnoticias.pt/impressa/diario/299439/mar/299471-mais-paquetes-em-2012

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Merry Xmas to all blog readers!; Madeira cake competition; Russian Ballet Xmas Day; Blues in Paul do Mar; Xmas Market Night in Funchal; Gigantic window of local products!; Madeira Xmas recipes; EDP privatisation; Troika could admit revision of Portugal’s deficit targets

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Merry Xmas to all blog readers!

Russian Ballet Xmas Day

8pm Xmas Day – Ballet Gala: Russian Ballet “Christmas Season”, organized by … Read more

What’s happening today where you are?; Porto to Funchal Daily flights Summer 2012; First Wifi-bus; Madeiran Veteran Windsurfer in ISAF Sailing World Championships; Joao Rodrigues: longest non-stop ocean crossing; Selvagens Islands: gems of biodiversity; Parque Natural da Madeira, Portugal’s oldest national park; Renewable-energy business news; Portugal 4 medals European Cross-Country Championships; American style justice coming?;

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Madeira blog readers: What’s happening today and tomorrow where you are?
let everyone know in the comments section

Events in Funchal December, Read more

Madeira: Xmas gastronomia; Traditional Xmas drinks; Xmas and New Year Traditions; Arts and crafts Market in Canico; How Bolo de Mel is made; First Pilot’s strike was cancelled; Sailing off madeira; Madeira from the sea; Natural beauty of Fanal;

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Sailing off madeira
Madeira from the sea

Natural beauty of Fanal


Photogallery in Diario Newspaper Supplement on Sunday:
Arts and crafts Market in
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Merry Xmas from Portugal!; Cocktails and Entrees Competition in the Farmers’ Market; 2bn euro pension fund Xmas bonus; The Portuguese people have to be more ‘Portuguese’; Some lights have been switched off and others have been turned on;

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Above Euronews film:

Crisis hit European countries are doing their best to celebrate the festive season despite the cost-cutting.

The streets … Read more

Madeira Christmas and New Year celebrations Programme; World famous New Year’s Eve Fireworks Display; “Night at the Farmers’ Market” December 23rd; Xmas Eve; Xmas Day; Boxing Day; Ballet Galas: Russian Ballet; Athletics Funchal Road Race; Vania singing with the Orquestra Clássica da Madeira;

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Christmas and New Year celebrations – General Programme from Turismo da Madeira / Madeira Tourism

An awesome programme, including:

-“Night at the Farmers’ Market” December … Read more

Awesome film of Madeira!; Benfica bounced from Portuguese Cup by Madeira’s Maritimo; Spanish Rolling Stone Magazine: “how the manager (Mourinho) controls the planet”; Mourinho: rockstar of the year;Jazz/Blues concert at FNAC Saturday; 21 fadistas sing in Mercado dos Lavradores Saturday; MADEIRADIG Festival 2012 continues; Funfair opens in Madeira; Machico Art Exhibition at Solar do Ribeirinho;

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Above awesome video of Madeira entitled “Momentâneo” made by Filipe Gomes from Madeira. Thanks Filipe for making this wonderful film and sharing … Read more

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