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(12th August). Today’s main front page story : ‘Searches Of Suitcases Destroy Luggage – Passengers coming from Venezuela complain that at the Airport of Maiquetia the suitcases searched were punctured Read more

Chit-Chat & Today’s Photo … Botanical Gardens

TODAY’S PHOTO : Thanks to Jim … White peacock snapped at the Botanical Gardens

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Unable to get spares for my broken down toaster, we eventually parted company yesterday, a rather … Read more

How well do you know Madeira?

Sheila sent me this yesterday, so it would be nice to try it out under the category ‘Just For Fun’.

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"Hello Der,
Read Sam’s comment on the blog about having … Read more

Chit-Chat & Today’s Photo … Monarch Butterfly

TODAY’S PHOTO : Thanks to Elaine (O Sol) … Monarch butterfly on the Frangipani in Elaine’s garden.

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"When the pensioner reveals that she’s about to emigrate to Madeira, a lovestruck … Read more

Chit-Chat & Today’s Photo … Rose Garden

TODAY’S PHOTO : Thanks to Karen … Rose garden at Arco São Jorge

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This is a blog that shows the Madeiran emigrants don’t forget their roots and traditions – O Read more

Chit-Chat & Today’s Photo … Estrelicia Flower

TODAY’S PHOTO : Thanks to Jim … Bird of Paradise / Estrelicia in Funchal Farmers Market

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Anyone interested in boat racing (7,800km) might be interested in this 84 boat Atlantic … Read more

Chit-Chat & Today’s Photo … Eira do Mourão

TODAY’S PHOTO : Thanks to Lesley … Eira do Mourão 

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“Stopped at this pretty unspoilt village overlooking Ribeira Brava for lunch during a levada walk last month.  Have to take Read more

Chit-Chat & Today’s Photo … Casa Parsons

TODAY’S PHOTO : Casa Parsons over in Santa Cruz (there is a link on the right if you want to book a stay there. People speak very highly of it, … Read more

Chit-Chat & Today’s Photo … Agapanthus Flower

TODAY’S PHOTO : Thanks to Karen … Agapanthus flowers

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This short article popped up yesterday, and although not really worth a read on its own, it does come with a … Read more

Chit-Chat & Today’s Photo … Caniçal Cricket

TODAY’S PHOTO : Thanks to Tobi … Cricket in Caniçal

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Jon & Deb sent me in this link … very nice film and music, a great 5 minute fix for … Read more

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