My apologies for not updating the site for some weeks. So much has been happening that time slipped past. During September I had to return to the UK for a family funeral so I was away from Madeira for 10 days. I am reliably informed that during my absence there was rain most days. The green grass and new growth in burned out areas were proof of that on my return. The UK weather (apart form 2 horrendously rainy days) was fine and sunny but I did feel the cold! The fields were beautiful and showing all the harvest colours that the UK does so well, but it was nice to get back to the warmth.