B: We are B and H, a now-married couple and this is the story of our life in the remote Falkland Islands. In August 2015, I proposed to H then promptly flew down to become the only History teacher in the Falklands’ only Secondary school. Originally going for a 2-year term, we ended up staying for nearly 5 incredible years surrounded by wilderness, sheep, penguins and the South Atlantic. Sadly, we had to leave the islands that we love so much, but we kept this record during our time there. This is what we got up to and what life is like there for the benefit of our friends and family (and anyone else who happens to be intrigued by the Islands).
In early 2015, before we left the UK, we wrote this:
B: “I guess I’m the reason we’re heading to Stanley: I’ve been teaching History for two years and have now taken up the post of History teacher for the Falkland Islands Community School (the only Secondary school on the Islands). People keep asking ‘why the Falklands?’ and the easiest answer is because I wrote my undergraduate dissertation on the Falklands conflict. Since then, it’s been on the hit-list and this was an opportunity we couldn’t turn down”.
Hannah: “I’m studying Physio (finish in September 2015) and heading to the Falklands in October, so hopefully B will have things all set up and unpacked by the time I arrive! With just 3,000 people, I’ll be adding to the Irish contingent on the Islands. I can’t say the 18 hour flight down is a selling point but I’m sure I’ll make some friends on the way (RAF friends!). I will be looking for my very own Monty and Mable. I’ve had a crash course in Falklands facts and history in the last few months and I think I know more than quite a few British people! Shame on you all”.
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