I live in Shek O, Hong Kong, with my wife, two sons and four dogs where we sail, windsurf, surf, hike, cycle and generally have a lot of fun.
My wife and I fell in love with Sri Lanka many years ago for it's people, climate, colour, vibrancy and charm, and with some friends bought land in a fishing community called Thalaramba in the early 2000's. We finally got around to building Talaramba Reef late in 2011.
La Bique is close to where my parents and sister's family live in Bordeaux, and we use it for big family get togethers.
And in 1998 Oonagh and I did a ski season in Whistler and were so bowled over by the place that we bought an apartment there. We have been back twice a year ever since, and our sons have grown up skiing there.
We rent all three places out when we are not there, and hope that our guests find them as homely and welcoming as we do. Judging by the comments we have received so far, we seem to be doing a good job.