Greetings from Madeira!!
One only had the privilege of catching you for a couple hours down London before being whisked away – hopefully there will plenty of opportunities to rendezvous again once I’m back (road trip up north, perhaps?)
Welcome to Madeira – with Grandmother and Father in tow, we set off from London mid-afternoon on our jet (unfortunately not private, however we did sit so-close to the 1st class passengers, the curtain separating us ended up in my face the whole journey) – a mere three and a half hours later, we arrived. Hats-off to the Pilot on the delightfully smooth landing into Madeira; noting that this airport has been rated #5 of the worst airports in the world due to the rapid cross-winds (bravo!).
A short 30 minute drive we arrived in Funchal, the capitol of Madeira, and en-route to Grandma’s house.
It has been 5 years since my last trip here, yet still once I entered through the gates of my Grandmas house, everything looked reassuring familiar – no offence to my aunties and uncles who spent last summer painting the house and the veranda..
Amongst the cluster of photographs my Grandma has around the living room, I managed to find this gem of my Grandparents and my Cousins’ back-in-the-day. Can you spot me – I’ll give you a hint, I’m the handsome one taking centre-stage, naturally..
I am sure every family member who ever visits always takes a photo of the view from the rooftop patio, and who wouldn’t, it’s stunning – Overlooking the whole of Funchal and peering down into the marina.
With just under two weeks left, we have a whole agenda planned to do everything Madeira has to offer – much to fathers delight, haha.
With Kindest Regards,