When my yoga-ing, detoxing guests tell their friends and colleagues that they're going on a yoga detox retreat for their annual holiday, the response is very often one of surprise / shock / concern for their friend's mental health / complete wonder as to WHY?! WHY would anyone in their own right mind not have a holiday where one has the luxury of sleeping in until noon, of eating generous portions of delicious restaurant / hotel food, of drinking lavish amounts of alcohol without worrying about the consequences... etc. etc.??
A house is not a home until you have at least one cat sharing it with you... - that's my philosophy..., but then I am a hopeless cat lover. I think I must have been a witch in a previous life.
So, I have invited my four beautiful feline friends to share our magical valley in the mountains of Monchique... as soon as I can be there to help them acclimatise to their new surroundings...
Majectic Rama - 2010
Rama - the chilled out 'dad' who loves drinking water from the taps...
Sita - 2005
and Sita - the beautiful 'mommy' cat who oozes cheek, personality and charm...
Lila helping in the office - 2006
Lila - the reclusive sister, who likes to live life on her own terms...
I won't be able to move the cats until late September / early October when I return from Turkey, but when I do, life in the valley will feel even more complete.
Globe-trotting nomad, yogini, holistic therapist, cat lover who, after 20 years of traveling the world, has finally laid down roots in the magical mountains of Monchique - Portugal's 'upper Algarve'.