Twenty years ago, before Margaret River was the weekend destination for every second West Australian, three mates with a grand vision bought a plot of land east of the highway and began to build their dream; one sandbag and bush pole at a time. From the original weatherboard cottage sprouted Mike's double storey house and garden. The cottage is now a nurturing base for his business, Jojara, which works toward building successful businesses, winning teams and motivated individuals. For me it has memories of hard fought sock wrestles, a roaring pot belly in winter, and waking to dawn summer sunshine. I always ask myself why have I left it so long between visits?