Postcards from Madeira. 2

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It,s about a 45 minute walk from our hotel to the centre of Funchal and we pass through this lovely park, I,m not sure of the name. From it you also get a view over the harbour and the cruise liners that visit most days.

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A big attraction in Funchal is the covered market for fish, fruit and vegetables. Many local people go there to shop, while many tourists go to look at the unusual displays of fish and colourful displays of the local produce.

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Postcards from Madeira. 1

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Our second visit to Madeira and to the Enotel Lido hotel in Funchal. This view from our balcony was taken about 9.30 am. Sunrise is quite late in October, after 8 o clock. Breakfast in the main restaurant until 10.30. A very nice all inclusive hotel, locally rated as 5 stars. We enjoyed it last year and, after 3 days, we,re enjoying it this year too!

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More from The Knitted Bible.

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Palm Sunday.

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Wedding at Cana.

Pictures from Studley Methodist Church, 10th October 2014.

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Noah’s Ark

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Knitted Bible tableau.

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Jesus blessing the children.

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The Knitted Bible

My first blog post for over two years. I recently started using a tablet, Nexus 7, which is changing the whole way in which I use computers day to day. So with a holiday coming up this could be the time to restart my occasional entries here.

Today we went to Studley Methodist Church where they are exhibiting the Knitted Bible. This consists of 33 separate tableaux, 14 from old  testament stories and 19 from new testament stories, all made using knitted figures about 6 to 8 inches high. They were made by a total of about 50 people connected to the United Reformed Church in Hartlepool in north east England and are loaned to various churches throughout the country for fund raising displays.

Images to follow!

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Postcards from Gran Canaria 2

Thursday 23rd February 2012. 9.00am

Another lovely sunny morning and a good night’s sleep. On the balcony again, the sun is well up and plenty of people about. Nice to sit or stand here in the morning and watch them “reserving” their sunbeds for the day, striding towards the pool area, towels in hand. We both find sunbeds very uncomfortable to sit or lie on and, ever since I got sunburnt as a kid, I don’t sit in the sun for long.

Our room faces east so we get the morning sun and we lose direct sunlight on the balcony in the early afternoon. This suits us, when we have had south facing rooms we found them too hot later in the day. Time for breakfast…………….more later!

We have nice days here. Breakfast, followed by a gentle walk along the seafront. It’s great here in Meloneras, there is a seafront promenade, paseo de maritimo, which stretches about 2 miles across the front of the resort from Playa Meloneras…………

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to the sand dunes of Maspalomas……………

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Our Riu hotel is situated about half way along so we go out of the hotel gate and turn left or right as the mood takes us. It’s mainly flat, well paved and usually busy, strolling along the “prom” was always a popular holiday pastime and here is no exception.

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Sometimes a small boat sails by…………

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Lunch, coffee on the hotel terrace, sit in the sun for a while then find a shady spot in the hotel garden followed by more people watching on the terrace………….that’s a typical day.

More about the hotel and the local area later……………………

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