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Ethical business, successful relationships…

Africa is the new frontier in the world, the “untapped market”, with tremendous wealth in the ground. Small wonder that foreigners are exploiting this up and down the continent. West Africa in particular is very exciting in terms of mineral wealth. And it’s also an interesting study in the power of ethical business practices. Continue reading

Travelling as a couple – why experiencing new places together is so important

They say that couples “…. who travel together, stay together” and I believe this to be true! Lorna and I love to take trips, explore new countries and share experiences. I believe it’s made our relationship stronger.

When we married, it was not the first time for either of us; in the past I had often spent long periods of time away from partner and family in order to make a success of my business. I know from first-hand experience that this is not good for a relationship’s success or longevity.

Lorna and I in Paris

Lorna and I on a trip to Paris

Lorna and I have made a concerted effort to spend most of our leisure time together. During trips to our place in the South of France, we enjoy walking, swimming and relaxing together.

We relish exploring new places too; there’s nothing like finding a little local restaurant where you can share a romantic dinner together, browsing a craft market for a trinket from your trip or meeting colourful local characters. Continue reading