I am on an adventure to to live and work with Alastair in Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone is a small country on the coast of West Africa. It is a politically stable country, but is not far out from the civil war that gripped the country for a decade. The country faces serious poverty, yet it is also a country rich in minerals. Alastair is the Exploration Manager for a company looking to advance the first underground gold mine in Sierra Leone. My role is Corporate Social Responsibility, and I work directly with the affected communities to build sustainable development. I will strive to reveal my ventures with all of you through postings here on my blog. I am eternally grateful for my family and friends and hope I can share glimpses of our life here. Please ask questions or comment whenever you feel the urge!