Saturday, 18 January 2020

My Madeira

Woken up feeling a little better this morning, although much too early as per usual.
Yesterday we had a beautiful hot summers day!
This Island of ours likes to be different, this morning the wind is blowing don't know yet how the day is going to unfold!
Early in the week hubby and I went exploring we left the house mid morning and the sun was shining but when we reach Ribeira Brava on the way to Paul da Serra we were met with rain and a thick must so not much to see.
We were kitted out with walking boots and water proofs ready for an adventure finding new footpaths but it did not happen!
So hubby kept driving and like it often does it cleared and we did have a little walk in Fanal but because of the unsetled weather we did not go far. That is a place that we will go back hopeffuly with better weather.
From there we carry on to Ribeira da Janela where we stop to admire the view and a snack, then back in the car all the way down to the seafront I must say had never visited this village before!
Once again back in the car and we were supposed to have another stop on the way back, but by then I was feeling a little sick so we went straight home! 

In all a very pleasant day shame that I felt sick and have been under the weather for the rest of the week, but looks like that am feeling a lot better this morning! fingers cross it'll stay that way.

Saturday, 11 January 2020

MY Madeira

Yes once again I find myself here in my little corner of paradise, as my Dad used to tell us when we were children.
He used to say that we were very lucky to live here on this Island in the middle of the Atlantic that we were safe!
Of course we wondered what it would be like to live somewhere else specially when we saw the tourists speaking an alien language!
And years later we did go to other countries and settled! I for one have lived in my little corner of Essex where my girls were born and where we still live.
Of course we come to Madeira for a little stay and memories came flooding in. We still have the house were we were all born and that's where the memories are kept in every little corner and crevice of the property!
If I close my eyes I can still see, hear us laughing hear the music, my lovely funny Dad teaching us sounds and there presto! we had a home made orchestra! So much fun so many memories of a privileged childhood.
Yes indeed my lovely Dad was right we did live in a little corner of Paradise! My Madeira has changed but it still holds its magic.
Take care out there!
Hugs from across the Atlantic.