“Desri and Robin,
“All good thoughts and ideas mean nothing without action” Ghandi.
I promise you both that I will succeed is that long list of actions!
Thank you both for your kindness, knowledge, understanding and drive to help me. I am leaving here refreshed, focused and with a greater understanding of who I am and how I react to situations and people. The food and advice on meals and cooking were astonishing and wonderful. Desri, Ilook forward to that book! ………what a wonderful gift you both have to make such life-altering changes for people. I will be forever grateful.”
Crossing over the bridge from La Rochelle to Isle de Re is akin to entering another world. There is a relaxation and calmness about the place which is only highlighted even more when you arrive at Robin and Desri’s. I have been to a number of spas over the years for various reasons including weight loss and stress. All of them were short-term fixes. I knew something needed to change and it did in Isle de Re.
I must mention the fabulous food. I imagined lots of chickpeas and plates of raw veg, I promise you nothing could be further from the truth. The depth and range of flavours are such that they would not be out of place in the finest Michelin-star establishments. I left with a deeper understanding of flavours and that raw vegan was definitely not deprivation, indeed it was luxury.
I spent some of my five days, cycling around the island, and walking by and swimming in the sea. These trips gave me the space to think about the work I had undertaken with Robin. He provided me with a greater understanding of why I found myself in the position I was in and helped me to find practical solutions to implement so that I can live my best life. It felt for the first time that someone was not simply pulling ideas from the hat of weight loss solutions.
I am grateful that I took a chance and found my answers in this cocoon of understanding in the beautiful Ile de Re.” F. 2022