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A slice of Madeira by the poolside…

I am writing this week’s blog by the poolside in hot and sunny and very beautiful Madeira. I have managed to persuade Gerard to take a family holiday, but unbekown to me, prior to our arrival on the island, out of ten days holiday, he had already arranged four days of wine tours and visits…….. he has managed to sit still for at least 1/2 hour at a time, but otherwise has been like a “jack in a box” and has made me feel dizzy just watching him. Today, he is thrilled to have tasted an 1875 and 1834 Malvasia at Barbeito and tomorrow he is off for a full day visiting various wineries as organzied by the Madeira Wine Institute…. as I tap the keys GB has just confessed to another visit (just organised whilst he was in town)………. really did I say this was a family holiday?!

I’m off for a dip in the pool and a glass of Madeira with a slither of delicious (well okay, maybe not so much a slither as a huge slice) of Madeira cake- I’m in heaven!

Till next week


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4 Responses to A slice of Madeira by the poolside…

  1. Have a wonderful time, I love Madeira, it is so beautiful. Don’t forget to have a “poncha” as they are very refreshing in the heat. I hope Gerard is going to post his favourite wines and Madeira.


  2. Ann says:

    You deserve to relax! Enjoy! x


  3. bridget says:

    Its very easy to go off people you know!!!
    Enjoy….you deserve it!


  4. Many thanks Ann…. don’t tell Gerard but it’s great when he goes on his tasting visits as I get some peace by the pool!



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