Archives 2021

17 December 2021

Masks off to Cabo Verde

How a tiny developing nation met COVID-19 face on In summer 2020, telling friends and family about our impending move from London to Boa Vista to work remotely – the reaction was mixed. “Where’s that?”, “Why?”, “How long for?”, “When will we see the grandkids?”, “Wow”, “You’re nuts”. But the most common response by far [...]

04 October 2021

The rise of corporate nomadism

A year ago, closing the door on our 3 bed Victorian terrace in Brockley, a genteel suburb of London, I clambered into a minivan, squeezed between 13 bags whilst Katherine and our two boys Zeb (then 4) and Oz (2), followed in a taxi behind. Arriving at a deserted London Heathrow, COVID tests in hand, [...]

26 May 2021

Two boats, one missed plane and several meltdowns

Flying due west from Santiago above the clouds, Zeb suddenly shouted excitedly out of the window ‘daddy look it’s a volcano’.

07 May 2021

Fogo – the most active volcano you’ve never heard of

Flying due west from Santiago above the clouds, Zeb suddenly shouted excitedly out of the window ‘daddy look it’s a volcano’.

06 May 2021

Sandstorms halt play

An eerie haze cast by ‘Bruma seca’ plagued our final few days on Maio as we stared out to sea optimistically.

28 February 2021

Success is the journey, not the destination

The start to the new year was a busy one. In January we received 2 weeks’ notice that the Cabo Verdean owners of our seemingly not-so-long-term rental had decided to pop back to Boa Vista for a holiday.

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