Hi Sam from Madeira!
Posted by stuff4sam on March 28, 2007
My name’s Carolyn, and I’m Madeleine’s mum.
This is a picture of me in Funchal on the island of Madeira. People sometimes call it ‘the island of flowers’. Because it’s so warm there all year round, there are always lots of flowers out.
The proper name for the flowers in this picture is strelitzia, but people usually call them ‘bird of paradise’ flowers – you can see why!