The traditional “Missas do Parto” in Madeira

You are under the wrong impression if you think that Christmas time on the Island of Madeira is just a celebration of the birth of Baby Jesus. We are a bit more festive and convivial for that and have decided… Continue Reading →

Christmas lights on the Island of Madeira

From the 1st December onwards, the streets of Funchal start dressing up for the big day, as if they are preparing for a Gala. They are getting ready to shine and sparkle through the month of December until mid-January. This… Continue Reading →

How lucky am I to work in the Quintinha de São João?!

I am the lucky one!  I am lucky in knowing the Quintinha.  I am lucky in being aware of the huge amount of green space in which it nestles.  I am lucky enough to have got to know each and… Continue Reading →

GuestBook #1

“The QSJ has been our holiday home since 2000 and we really feel part of the family here. However, the welcome was as great on our first visit as it was this year on our 22nd. Many of the original… Continue Reading →

Welcome to our new Website!

It has been a long time coming…..too long in fact. The end result we must confess, however, is something we are incredibly proud of and has proved well worth waiting for. Finally, our new site sees the light of day,… Continue Reading →

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