Giving thanks

Giving thanks

Gratitude. We are brought up to show and it and say our pleases and thank you’s. It’s interesting how some cultures (like in the UK) say please and thank you for pretty well everything and then subconsciously expect it in return from everyone, wherever they are....
The story of Menorcan Retreats

The story of Menorcan Retreats

It was December 2016, New Years Eve in fact, and Tom and I were at my mum’s farmhouse in Menorca, celebrating the New Years with a glass of bubbly by the fire. The following day we went for a beach walk, we were the only ones on the entire beach, it was cold so we...
Digital detox

Digital detox

So, I mentioned the word ** detox **. Don’t worry, it’s not the kind you might expect. The detox that Tom and I have been enjoying this past month has been of the digital kind. With Tom’s stroke in December, it brought on an understandable flood of...
Why we moved to Menorca…

Why we moved to Menorca…

If you’ve been following Jess and myself for a while, you’ll know that in July 11th 2017, we uprooted our life in London and chose Menorca to live and work? We delve into the why we did this over on our Menorcan Retreats site but I’m going to give...
11 weeks post stroke

11 weeks post stroke

It’s now just over eleven weeks since my ‘health blip’ in South Africa. When people stop me on the island here in Menorca and ask me if I’m okay, I still find it very surreal to talk about. I never thought I’d be having these conversations and speaking...