I run an ethical coffee company which buys coffee direct from a group of farmers in a cloud forest in the northern Nicaraguan mountains. The project also provides educational facilities; books, clothes, desks, school buildings for the people in this coffee growing community. And the coffee tastes excellent ; )
Apart from riding around the mountains in Central America on a horse, painting schools and drinking a lot of coffee I love to take time out in France and Italy when I can. France is wonderful and relaxing and I know that when I arrive I feel totally relaxed and serene, the village is peaceful but the people are very friendly and the house is wonderful, cool in the summer and cosy in the winter.
Italy is sparkling and being by the beach in the summer is the best feeling, only a two minute walk across to the gorgeous sands and warm mediterranean and long walks on a deserted beach in the evening make it a very special place.
I am very busy all the time and do not often have the opportunity to relax but both of these places are my idea of heaven, I hope you enjoy them too and I am happy to offer any information that will help you get the most out of them.