Happy 2023!

From the stunning island Madeira we wish you all a very happy 2023, with the spectacular fireworks that mark the beginning of every year in Funchal. Enjoy the video, like we do, as a thick blanket of fog blocked the view from our high vantage point so we did not see a thing. Oh well, there is (hopefully) always a next time!

Peter and Noud


By Peter Groen

Peter was born in Amsterdam in 1949. He has a history in PR and copywriting. Now, part time resident of the Island of Madeira of over 10 years, he writes about Madeira, its culture, its overwhelming nature, its food and drink, and about everything concerning travel to and on this beautiful island.


  1. Would liked to have been there but were not able. We were able to see them on RTP Madeira by using the RTP app on my Amazon Firestick.

    1. Yes, sorry you were not able to be here. But I am surre you saw more than we did, as low cloud rolled in ten minutes before the show started. We saw a grey blanket with the occasional coloured patch. We had to look up a youtube registration to really see it. Pity but hey…. there are worse things in the world. Here is wishing you a good year!

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