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What some of our guests have said about their stay at

Moinhos Velhos


From: Harriet Colston [mailto:hlcolston@yahoo.co.uk]
Sent: segunda-feira, 11 de Abril de 2005 16:46
To: EMILY NEIGHBOUR; Associação Moinhos Velhos; triciared@mrs.co.uk; trpottery@dcwis.com; boomaitland@hotmail.com
Subject: Re: Portugal pics


Dear All
Hope everyone is still feeling fab. I have managed to stay off the fags and have kept the weight off (exactly a stone) although it's time to really go for it and lose the next one now! My e-mail account had been frozen so this is the first time I've been able to get on-line. It has been less than a month since we left Moinhos Velhos but already it feels quite a distant memory to me.

I realise that now we are back in civilised world there are certain taboos, but quite frankly I've mised our talks! When I went to Glasgow for my colonic, the practitioner said she'd never seen a colon as clean as mine! There was absolutely nothing in there, hardly even changed the colour of the water as it came out.I was glowing with pride! (I really must stop boasting, it,s just that I have had no one to share this with!) I hope Hazel's appointment went well.

Tony and Renee - I trust your extra couple of days in Portugal were enjoyable (I can see you've sent a mesage but it is taking ages to access my inbox so i will read it later tonight) and that your builders had made good progress while you were away. I have my eye out for an Eddie Izzard video to send you!

Tricia and Boo - hope all is well and will e-mail son as the library is about to close - no telephone line at my new place yet.

Lots of love to you all - or love and light as I've taken to saying

Harriet xxx


Leon - The oasis you both created here has been the ideal place for me to do my yearly fasts. I have been fasting for many years on different programs and different places, but the program you both developed gives excellent results. As long as I will be able to come to your place, I'll come and stay with you. I have just finished my 3rd detox program at Moinhos Velhos and feel rejuvenated and clear minded, ready to start my busy life again. Thanks to you both.



Angela - Thank you both for having made Moinhos Velhos and letting us share it with you. I feel lucky in having been here and feel it has changed my life.  I will definitely be back.
PS.  Until now I didn't believe it was possible to feel so wonderful without eating for 7 days.



Judy - I Judy arrived 10 days ago at Moinhos Velhos, exhausted, full of toxins and completely living on my reserves. I leave today feeling absolutely fantastic. I have waited years to do this and I can honestly say I have enjoyed every single minute. The treatments have been incredible. There aren't many Anne Karine's and Frank's around. See you next May.



Doris - What an experience!!!
I have never lost so many kilos with so much fun and so little hunger. This is such a lovely place. I thank you for your caring, and I shall be back soon.



Jennifer - Fasting for me was a truly enlightening experience, and contrary to my initial beliefs it was amazing that it was rare during the 10 days that I felt hungry. I came feeling stressed and toxic!! And left feeling so relaxed, at peace and clean. Thank you Anne Karine & Frank for all your support throughout my stay. Being here has taught me again to enjoy every day!



Caroline - Our stay at Moinhos Velhos was a time to heal body & soul. Crystal light penetrated into the shadow of our being, opening the way back into balance & harmony. We thank Frank and Anne Karine for their support and I thank my higher Self who guided me here to rediscover a Paradise lost!



Frances - Just a  note from wet, gray, sheep killing little olde England ....  I am fighting the good fight to keep inside me all the wonderful experiences gained from my stay at Moinhos Velhos. It was the most amazing experience I have ever had in the whole of my life (and my life has not been without colour!!)  Thank you all for your care, your experience and your time.  In every respect I (and even most so, if that is possible, Chrissie) have benefitted. 

My knee operation went off like a dream - I am also skipping about already.  Most interestingly my blood pressure was very low. Even when I went in (like 105/50) normally 110/60.  We put that down to all the yoga and meditation. It did dip quite a lot more when I came back from theatre and hung about at sort of death level i.e. 65/35 for a few hours, but the fact that I was sitting up munching into my hospital vegetarian meal with gusto, sort of assured the nurses I wasn't dying. Probably I was on my way to some sort of samsara. The anaesthetist was most interested in the fast and is thinking of sending his wife, who is an opera singer, off to do one!!

Chrissie, bless her little pink lips, having never done yoga in her life, has now found a yoga teacher and is setting up classes in her home every week. She, of all of us, sort of turned into a living miracle. She has not had to go back to any of her medication and has astonished her friends and family by her transformation. She is going to come to me once a month and do a day of yoga, juicing and a bit of massage!!

Well, I suppose you get many many letters of thanks and praise, so do please add this to your list. Just so everything can't be too perfect, I will add a little plea for others following me, for variation on the afternoon juices. I used to love carrot juice - now I am not sure I could ever have another carrot (or even apple) in my life.

Finally, how is Anne-Karine? Hopefully on the up and up. Lots of love to you all.

Frances Loudon Carve

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