Guest Post: Casa Parsons

Quite a few people have expressed concern in the Comments section recently about Jon and Deb Parsons and their highly acclaimed B&B since the fires affected the Gaula area. Return … Read more

The history of Funchal

Thanks again to Peter who alerted me to an interesting section of the Official web site of Câmara Municipal do Funchal. I was aware of part of the below, which … Read more

Madeira fires–update Friday

imageWednesday night’s blog posting and the very first photos of the fires has so far attracted over 11,000 visitors whilst yesterdays had 10,000 “hits”. I can’t take the credit for … Read more

Funchal fire–update Thursday

imageAs our photo from last night shows, and the headline on the Diario web site reads "Hell descended into Funchal," with dozens of people running, fleeing the flames in the … Read more

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