So expect posts to be sporadic and really just a log of how this event will come together but we will try and keep it interesting...
just to give a sense of place I, the Chief FICer have been largely working from an ergonomic hammock on a terrace, with a view of the Atlantic which has been my office for the last 5 months. I am in the city of Natal, where it is Xmas everyday if your idea of Xmas is very hot and tropical. The city is the practically the closest point to Europe with an international airport just 7 hours or so flying time from Lisbon. More on the largely very beautiful North East of Brazil later.
I love the view I have from where I work, the ocean and a family of dolphins are wonderful company, the days are pretty much the same every day, sun up 4.30am and sundown at 6pm, every day with sun 300 days a year. The light and ocean horizon are constantly changing. We are in winter now or so the locals tell me but I have apparently assimilated and 'gone indigenous' dressed only in my micro sungas to complete the image :)
Today at sunset I had the most remarkable cloud, bright enough to create its own light that reflected onto the ocean, presumably this is the one where they keep the internet these days