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A New Year And A New Beginning

If anyone reads my blog or follows Honor Beach, they will notice there has not been much in the way of updates or change for almost a year. Rather annoyingly this is due to a rather long period of ill health which is not quite over yet. It started with a large operation at the beginning of last February and culminated in an unrelated breast cancer diagnosis in June 2016. I have been very lucky to have been in the hands of some incredible medical professionals who have made my journey as bearable as it can be. I have also learnt how wonderful friends and family can be during difficult times and I would not have got through it quite so happily...

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Going Coconuts For Bali

Landing in Bali for our Christmas break, I felt a little apprehensive. Would it be the idyll I remembered from my childhood. The smell and the heat as I stepped off the plane was familiar but as we headed out from the airport, it soon became apparent this was a very different Bali to the one I had known. Not necessarily better or worse, just changed. The first thing I noticed was the unbelievable traffic, no road rage however just lots and lots of motorbikes seemingly coming from all directions. The development was also immense but as we drove past Seminyak and started to arrive in Canggu - a sprinkling of rice paddies came into view and any worries I had...

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An Insiders Guide to The Isle of Wight

With the current heatwave that has just happened and school holidays beginning my thoughts turn to our usual August destination - The Isle of Wight. There is so much going on around this beautiful Island it would be hard to fit it all in, so I thought I would just focus on the bits I know best - West Wight. Getting the ferry across from Lymington to Yarmouth, you feel like you are really heading away on holiday and arriving in the picturesque seaside town just confirms this. There are plenty of places to stay in Yarmouth. For a more grown up stay, I would recommend The George www.thegeorge.co.uk. It is a beautiful 17th Century Town house in a fabulous location...

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Beach Ready.....or not!

Summer seems to be approaching fast and suddenly everywhere you look there are images of beautiful models in bikini's. Nothing to make you feel less beach ready, then a picture of an 18 year model, frolicking in the sea in an itsy bitsy teeny weeny bikini! Every year about this time, I decide to do something about the rest of the year's general excesses. It's time to re join that gym, try that new diet - anything to shed a few pounds! This year I have actually found something that seems to be working. It won't come as a surprise to those of you who are already in on this fairly well known secret but healthy eating, less rose consumption and more...

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