Helping out in Lombok

Can you help? This is my humble recollection of my few days in Lombok helping out after their recent earthquake. I would love any support circulating this blog to raise awareness of this island struggling and in need of help. The major earthquakes occurred late July and continued until the end of August. This is…

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Sweet Orange Warung

This eclectic warung/bar opened by Putu last year is set amongst the rice paddies in Ubud. You need to know the secret walk way beside Starbucks. The secret rice paddy walks connects lots of hotels up the road… It’s a leisurely walk and once you are on it, it’s easy to find Sweet Orange Warung.…

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Fifteen Cornwall

When my sister sent me a text from the UK saying “Fifteen booked for Sunday” I assumed 15 people were coming for lunch. Little did I know that it was the name of a Jamie Oliver restaurant. Based a little north of Newquay in a pretty cove called Watergate Bay is Fifteen. The winds whirl…

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Devastation after the earthquake in Nepal

earthquake nepal

My first trip to Nepal was in 2013 and it is the first time coming back since the earthquake. Visible, painful devastation everywhere. And then to get a deeper understanding, an earthquake of 4.5 occurred while camping on the ground in Fulkharka. I woke to the earth grumbling and moaning and SHAKING! at 1.08am. I…

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If you had $75,000,000 what would you do?

Budda orphanage

Would it involve charity and volunteering? What a great question my friend and client asked me three days ago. What’s your passion? With out pausing, I recited my dream as a ten year old to give every orphan in the world a hug and someone to love them. To offer them hope and opportunity and to…

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Hop into Health Giving from the heart

Today on Hop into Health, I interview Karleen Harrington from Save the Children Australia and Carole Becker a long time friend and most amazing soul. ** The following is the gist of the interview. Podcast here. The blog is my words, not transcript. ** Q: Karleen and Carole, tell us more about yourselves and how…

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