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 30th December, 2011:

10h00 – 20h00 – Performances of Bandas Filarmónicas e Grupos Folclóricos in Avenida ............  ...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

Special Festive events in Madeira today include:

8pm – ............  ...read more

Classic and antique car exhibition: 29,30 December; Funfairs in Madeira; The no ordinary turtle Johnny Vasco da Gama; EDP sale; Three Gorges: four billion euros in financial support and wind-turbine factory;

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Classic and antique car exhibition: 29,30 December

The Club Sports da Madeira and The Clube de Automóveis Clássicos da Madeira
are organising on 29 e 30 de Dezembro an exhibition of antique and classic
cars on the Avenida Sá ............  ...read more

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 “Paladar à Música – Madeira Congress Centre

Booking:bale.russo@gmail.com / or contact:  ............  ...read more

Adventure Holidays in Madeira; ‘Avalanche’ Raposeira, Calheta, Sunday; Film: a holiday in Madeira; Russian Classical Ballet comes to Madeira; Taxes will rise in Madeira;

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Paul, the blog’s main contributor will be travelling from Friday so, there will be no or few posts until his return in several days time. Please leave any contributions to the blog ............  ...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, 13th –Tuesday

10am – 8pm – Performances by Philharmonic Bands and Folklore Groups – ............  ...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: link http://www.dnoticias.pt/impressa/revista/296484/296495-passeio-as-voltas-no-fanal Arts and crafts Market in Canico

Arts and crafts Market in Canicothis weekend? organised by the the Canico Casa do Povo with 19 stalls.

How famous bolos de mel are made Photogallery in Diario Newspaper:

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