Hi All -
My partner David Neville and I are planning to move from Highgate (London) to Portugal in September - assuming we're allowed to travel at that time. I think we're probably going to end up somewhere on the Silver Coast but we'll rent before we buy and make our decision once we've familiarized ourselves with Portugal and, of course, learned the language at least passably for everyday interactions.
We are committed to being part of the EU so we're leaving the UK and taking our businesses with us. David's company designs, builds and maintains websites for businesses of all sizes and I am an independent consultant financial economist with specialisms in UK and EU commercial property market analysis and risk management. I am planning to add climate-focused financial risk management to my services once I have finished my climate risk certification from the Global Association of Risk Managers. My clients are usually financial firms, institutional investors and industry bodies. And that's the professional side over with!
We love food (David's passionate about cooking and I love eating), we're wine enthusiasts (we can't wait to taste what Portugal has to offer), we love music (roots, jazz, folk, classic rock) and love it even more when it's live. We go to art galleries in London all the time and hope to continue the habit in Portugal. I'm also hoping there might be an English language book group to join when we have settled in a bit.
That's probably enough for now. We're looking forward to meeting you all!