Jardim Orquídea

Jardim OrquideaA one-off blog to promote the fund-raising for Jardim Orquídea. This seems to have become something of a focal point in the aftermath of the fires. If Jardim Orquídea could … Read more

Funchal fires update.

7.00: Fires in Funchal centre

A thick pall of smoke lies over central Funchal this morning after last night’s fires, with still the heavy scent of burning that we have … Read more

Funchal fires update. Airport problems.

Very strong warm winds have continued overnight leading to problems extinguishing the fires at São Roque and Santo Antonio and bringing problems at the airport. Funchal Council have activated their … Read more

Fires above Funchal.

As I write this on Monday afternoon, the worst dangers predicted in the last blog seem to have been realised, at the moment to an unknown extent. The record temperatures, … Read more

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