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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Ronaldo Shares an Image of Madeira

Cristiano Ronaldo has shared the image below yesterday (Tuesday) on his Facebook page promoting Madeira, with the words

 "Madeira, my homeland - the 6th Best Island in the whole world and 2nd in Europe. Why? Visit and discover by yourself. Turismo da Madeira / Madeira Tourism #visitmadeira #madeiraIslands"

The image has more than 350 thousand likes, and been shared 3500 times so far.

Walking around Madeira.

This couple have enjoyed their holiday on Madeira, walking many of the levadas.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Sao Vicente Festa

One of the largest festival on the island is well underway, and the weekend will be super busy.

Photo Alexandre Pinto.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Miss D top of the charts.

Diana Gonçalves, (Miss D) has been at the top of the Antena 3 Top 20 for the second week with her first single "loop" coming out on 4th September.

Lexi Lawson from Manchester who has managed Miss D for over 2 years had this to say.

"Very proud to see Miss D go straight to No1 today on the official Antena 3 Madeira Top 20! This project is just beginning despite a couple of years of very hard work. A huge thank you to all who have supported us, but today a special thank you to Diana Gonçalves for all her commitment and hard work,Jonny Amos and Laurence Hobbs for creating this brilliant track, Meldra Guza, for her coaching and patience in the studio,, Ricardo Sousa for the video which will be on VEVO very soon, and all those here at Antena 3, RTP and Casino da Madeira for their ongoing support and belief. There are more special people we have worked with and they will all be unveiled soon"

Diana also submitted a 21 second video introducing Jessie J for the  #TUCRhythm Competition and has been rewarded, and will see Jessie in Paris next Month. The 21 second clip is below.

Back to the single LOOP out 4th September with a great video filmed in Madeira.
Preview of the song below, and you may have already heard it on Antena 3.

Just want to wish Diana and Lexi all the best on the release of the single which will be posted here as soon as its out.

Monday, August 24, 2015


A couple of accidents today being posted on Facebook. No serious injuries, but you have to wonder how they happened.

Reading the news today a 12 year old girl was injured in the fall at São Jorge, and has sadly died in Hospital. Her sister Mother and grandmother remain in hospital, but in stable conditions.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Upcoming Events

Mariza Playing in Park Santa Catarina 21st August. Tickets

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Flower Carpet Estreito

One of the largest and best flower carpets on the Island in Estrieto de Camara de Lobos.

Tapete de flores do Sítio da Igreja 2015
Posted by Graça Agrela on Sunday, 16 August 2015

Supper and Concert English Church.

Janet and I would be most grateful if we could count on your kind help in distributing the attached poster and information to any of your friends and contacts whom you think might like to come and enjoy the evening and support us - all proceeds go the English Church Restoration Fund and the price is 15.00 Euros per person.  The night starts at 19.00 hrs on Thursday the 3rd September with a glass of "sparkling" wine (included in the price).  To eat, there is home-made Cottage Pie with baked beans, followed by a selection of desserts.  Red and White wines are available for purchase, along with mineral water and soft drinks.  This will be followed by a show lead by my daughter Sarah, with a wonderful selection of musicians playing a variety of instruments.  Please support us and make this a night to remember!

Many thanks

Warmest regards
Rosie and Janet

Sunday, August 16, 2015

No "Fake" Poncha

I have always said that Poncha should only be made with Aguardente, Madeira's Sugar Cane Rum.

So great news today seeing the headline, Government doesn't care for Poncha with Vodka.....

The government announced that they plan on certifying Poncha before Christmas, and the drink can only be called Poncha if made with Madeiran Aguardente, and not vodka which a lot of bars use these days especially for the more trendy flavours.
Will be interesting to see if we get a different name for the vodka based drinks or will all the bars start using Aguardente????