Hello friends, I hope you’re all doing well. We finally made it to Madeira after a gruelling drive through the night on Thursday/Friday to Glasgow airport. Annoyingly, we had several detours through the Lake District which added at least an hour to the journey time. This half term getaway has been fraught with difficulties from the very start; we should have been in Barbados, but Covid scuppered that…again. Anyway, here we are on another beautiful island, with the added bonus of seeing my dad who has a holiday home here. So, today I am bringing you postcards from Madeira in my British Retro saucy postcards dress!
Looking at the sky you might think we’d brought the Manchester weather with us! The funny thing about the island’s weather is that it’s usually warm and sunny in Funchal (where we’re staying) even when it’s cloudy and rainy elsewhere. Dad drove us up to Pico Ruivo – the highest point on the island – but visibility was very poor, with heavy cloud and some rain on the mountains. On the drive back to Funchal we stopped off briefly at Machico, which looked like a really nice town. The weather still wasn’t great, but apparently it had been lovely in Funchal…typical!
It was a bit windy so I had to hold on to my hat! I last wore this dress on the blog four years ago. It features traditional saucy postcards – something of a tradition when it comes to British seaside holidays of times gone by. I’m glad I brought my denim jacket – it was a bit of a last minute decision as I was leaving the house. It certainly comes in handy when I need a light cover up that will go with any outfit. Another useful holiday wardrobe item is this bag, which is reversible. So far, I’ve only used it this way, but it’s silver on the other side…very clever!
Tomorrow we are going up in a cable car and maybe doing the basket ride again. We leave on Friday morning so only a couple of days left – it’s going so quickly!
British Retro dress (old) | J by Jasper Conran denim jacket (old) | Oliver Bonas hat (last year) | Ri-belle sandals (old)
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