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Big rooms, ensuite, old but clean and serviceable. Fan in room. Basic but on the beach.
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In the morning I received a lovely email from Richard following up on subjects we'd discussed the previous evening. It made me smile. Thoughtful correspondence can create a positive start to the day!
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I remind myself that this is real. What I’m doing is challenging, but also hugely rewarding. Not many people will achieve something like this in their lifetime, and I’m lucky as hell to be here.
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