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Christmas Countdown

I am looking forward to the holidays this year. The past two years have brought a number of changes to my life; the biggest change being my entry into motherhood. Some of you may have noticed that I looked quite pregnant in the photos of my trip to the Island of Madeira in 2017. I was over seven months pregnant at the time of that trip, so I like to think that the baby enjoyed the trip as well. At the beginning of 2018 I had a healthy baby girl,… Read more Christmas Countdown

Madeira and its landmarks

Madeira and its Landmarks: part 8 Our Lady of the Mountain Home to a beautiful set of botanical gardens, Nossa Senhora do Monte is found North West of Funchal in Madeira, Portugal. My last post on Madeira featured some of the sights around the park that is found at the foot of the main church. You can take a look by clicking {here}. We took the cable car up to this beautiful vista on this occasion. Earlier in our trip, we walked the streets on Christmas Day in Madeira. This… Read more Madeira and its landmarks

Madeira and its Landmarks

Part one This December holiday, we decided to leave the country to a sunny destination. My Partner is Portuguese, so among the list of possible destinations was the beautiful island of Madeira, a territory of Portugal. While examining what specific areas and towns to visit in this exuberant country, we had considered two places: Funchal and Machico. These locations are very popular for tourists, as well as being locations where my Partner has family living. When possible, it is enjoyable to see a foreign country as the locals do. I… Read more Madeira and its Landmarks