Here's a little background on your hosts. Michael Brocklehurst comes from an old English family. The Brocklehursts were silk merchants for two centuries until 1945, with their origins in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England. Michael and Denise were married in 1979. They have lived and worked in the U.S.A. and Hong Kong as well as in Europe. In the early 1990s, they built a company supplying fine wines to superyachts from 4 branches in the Mediterranean and 2 in the Caribbean. Villa Seburga was acquired in 1999. They sold the business in 2007 and 'retired'. They have one daughter, Sarah. The Brocklehursts live at Villa Seburga for 3 months or so each year.