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April 3, 2017
by Jingsandthings
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And then there were clowns

In the week before carnival the broad boulevard beside our apartment turned into a riotous mass of swirling shapes and colour. Madeira was in party mood. Read more at

December 12, 2016
by Jingsandthings
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Mmmm, that’s good!

The large mahogany table in the kitchen groaned with bowls and baskets of fruit, some, like tomatoes, staples of our diets at home though different varieties that seemed to have more flavour. We trawled market and supermarkets for salad ingredients … Continue reading

January 19, 2016
by Jingsandthings
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The boat was a Turkish gulet, twenty-three metres in length, called Bonita da Madeira, made from rich coloured woods and stainless steel, with masts that soared towards the sky. At the stern, we lounged on blue plastic covered mattresses formed … Continue reading

December 30, 2014
by Jingsandthings
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Riches from the deep

With tall palms fanning the air around us, we were sitting beneath a hibiscus tree with deep pink flowers on a little terrace shoehorned into the hillside, looking out over the bay with a flotilla of brightly painted fishing boats … Continue reading