September to November 2008:

We start a programme of meetings with agencies, some of whom we have already met, and others we see for the first time. Our aim is to promote the concept of what we are aiming to do, and establish where there is common ground for future cooperation.
During September, we plan our move across to Montenegro. While life in Skopje is pleasant, our minds are on our land, and we are increasingly frustrated with the distance and consquent travelling involved. Although Kotor is only about 500km away, whether one goes via Kosovo and down the Moraca river, or south from Skopje to cross into Albania and via Tirana, it still takes over 10 hours. We find a flat in Tivat, about 100m from the sea with lovely views both up to Lovcen (the highest mountain in the National Park behind Kotor) and out to the Lustica peninsula opposite Tivat. The physical move takes place at the end of September, with packers taking care of most of our belongings. We transport the balance ourselves, looking rather snail-like with so much packed into the car.