Christmas lights. Walks closed without notice. “History of Funchal” published. Ronaldo favourite for “Footballer of the year” award. Market night. Home required for “Santa”.


On a seasonal note we  have had some great photos sent in of the Christmas lights in Funchal (the first outside the Sé and the second in Praça Município). Thank you David:

I have to admit that I thought that “Sé” was the name of the cathedral, but correctly the 15th Century structure ............ more

Red weather warning for Madeira. Weather warning and flights update. Ronaldo “Golden Ball” finalist again. Pingo Doce temporary closure.

The Portuguese Institute of Ocean and Atmosphere (IPMA) today placed mountainous regions of Madeira under a red warning (the most serious of a scale of four)  because of the forecast of wind and heavy rainfall. The warning currently refers to  overnight tonight (Tuesday) due to the forecast ............ more