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  • Two weeks to go before 6-month aftershock..

    Opening a bottle of champagne and enjoying this wonderful sunset from our terrace... that's what I did on Friday. A gift from me to me!  

    Laurie-Ann has been away since two weeks now as she's doing an internship in a veterinarian clinic in Quito, before going back to school in the next few weeks (I still have some paperwork to manage...). It's been an interesting two weeks for me. I really enjoy walking/running/training early in the morning. I now developed a little routine and my first stop is always next to the beach. I love hearing the sound of the surf and looking at the waves coming on the beach. I'm thankful for being here and feel so small by the ocean. I often see groups of two birds flying close to me and like to think that Jennifer and Arthur came to say hello and make sure all is good.

    Can I say all is good? Probably. But at the same time, I feel I lost half of myself and some days are much tougher than others. Again, I'm blessed to be surrounded by very good friends, but by being with people all the time, I'm not moving forward. I need these lonely moments. Most of the time, I listen to music (and yes, sometimes I sing!) and try to be in the present moment.

    We are about to reach the 6-month stage. It's a weird feeling, a mixed impression. It seems so far, but at the same time, it was yesterday.  I'm happy of what is coming up in the next few months. We have a lot of new visitors coming to visit Las Olas until the end of the year. Jennifer's dad and uncle will come and spend most of December and January with us. I will be skiing in the Alps in January (making an old dream come true!) and we have good friends coming to visit in March.  Plus we are closer and closer to start seeding the Ceibo Valley Golf Club at Las Olas... I just can't wait to see that wonderful valley in green!