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A year on…

...a blog from the Atmosphere owners It is just over a year that me, my wife and our team at Atmosphere approached each guest personally to give them options on leaving our small piece of paradise. Word came from the government, that we only had days to get every international guest out of the Philippines and home, before the lockdown was imposed. We remember waking up that morning, reading the…
Matthew Holder
11th April 2021

Blowing our Trumpet

You know it’s kind of funny that I find myself sitting here on my verandah again at 5:30 in the morning writing my eagerly awaited quarterly Blog Post. Now, when I say “eagerly awaited” I don’t mean from the tens of thousands of followers or eager readers, I really mean from our Marketing Manager who once again is on my back. Having said that, my first Blog entitled “Coffee and…
Matthew Holder
24th March 2015
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Coffee and Cockerels

So, it's 5:30 am and I am sat on my verandah drinking a small frothy coffee after my (new fitness campaign) early morning swim. The birds are awake, I hear a tricycle somewhere in the distance, and of course a rooster! This is after all Negros Island in the Philippines - the home of the finest cock fighting roosters in Asia. You see, yesterday during our management meeting, our head…
Matthew Holder
22nd October 2014