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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Conforama Opens

A new Furniture and electrical store opens its doors in Madeira tomorrow 18th September.

The will be lots of great offers with many items 50% off, they will also be handing out vouchers up to the value of 500.00 euros every hour.

the store can be found above Continente in São Roque.

Madeira in Oils

Artist Greg Pitches was born in Walsgrave on Sowe in Warwickshire UK in 1943. Greg completed an apprenticeship in decorating; this included an Art course at Coventry College of Art. Greg went on to become a self-employed decorator, restorer and gilder. Oil painting has always been an interest, but with only a few pieces of work undertaken in early years. It was not until the mid-2000’s that Greg had his first art studio, and the time to follow his passion more seriously. Greg found that this passion lay in landscapes, and after visiting Madeira for the first time in 2008, he and his wife fell in love with the Island, and subsequently purchased a house on the Island.  On every visit to Madeira, Greg takes the opportunity to tour the Island, and gather inspiration for his Madeira Landscape collection. The love of Madeira past and present is captured in his paintings. Prints of some of Greg’s paintings are on sale at Loja Tradicoes (The Cork Shop) by the side of The Cathedral in Funchal. Originals and further prints are also for sale, please contact Greg at 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New 10.00 €uro Bank Note

The new 10.00 euro bank note will be in circulation from the 23rd September 2014, this is the second phase of new euro notes after the release of the 5.00 euro note on the 2nd May last year.
Other notes will be released in the coming years.

New road opens

The road between forum Madeira and the Lido area reopens today . This is the second phase of the works being carried out in this area.

Its all looking very nice,  but with plans for a new hotel in this area where all the allotments are at the moment is crazy. The area has so many hotels in this area do we really need another. The land is owned by the owner of enotel who plans to build here in the future.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Wet day tomorrow

The island is on several weather alerts for tomorrow, with rain being the the main factor. Orange alert is in place for much of the afternoon evening for rain, heavy at times, yellow alerts are also in place for strong winds and high temperatures.

looks like a stay in doors day tomorrow, enjoy your week ahead..

Quick Pic

The Porto Santo ferry, Lobo Marinho, on its way out of Funchal this morning in heavy showers. Today promises to be dry so lets hope the rain has passed.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Front Funchal

10 new photos of how the front of Funchal will look. The beach area near the fort is complete and open to the public.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Stephen Hawking Visits Madeira

The well respected English theoretical physicist, cosmologist Stephen Hawking visited Madeira today.
Stephen Hawking was on the cruise ship Oceana from Southampton, and spent the day in Madeira visiting some of the capitals sights of interest, before heading back to the ship which was then on its way to Tenerife in the Canary Islands.

Diario PT

Monday, September 8, 2014

Heavy rain.

Heavy rain is forcast over the coming hours.

Madeira has been put on red alert for heavy downpours over the mountain regions of Madeira,  this in force between midnight and 6am Tuesday.  orange alert is also in force for high ground from 6pm Monday - 9am Tuesday.  Yellow alert is in force for the same time period for lower levels and Porto Santo.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Shark Reis Magos

A shark this morning was swimming in the natural pool of Reis Magos, Caniço de Baixo.