Chris and Sue Herman make a life-altering decision in 2006. When an opportunity comes up for them to move to Lanzarote, the easternmost of the Canary Islands, Chris and Sue leave their work and family routines behind in England to pursue a new way of life. In this witty and warm-hearted memoir, Chris explores how he teams up with his wife to establish a future on this beautiful, quirky island.
Chris has been called to pursue a career in the church in Lanzarote, where he'll serve as an assistant pastor. The opportunity is exciting, and their home may appear to be idyllic, but the couple soon discovers the downsides involved with such great change. Cowboy builders, unwanted guests taking advantage of their hospitality, and unreliable employers are just a few of the challenges they face.
In time, he finds himself single-handedly leading the church. He must also cope with a disastrous café project that tests his laid-back temperament. In spite of the difficulties of this transition, even as finances start to dwindle, Chris and Sue refuse to give up on their dream.