It’s farewell from the Shirt and hello to the Little Baobab
As we develop the Little Baobab into the centre of all things cultural and adventuresome in the Casamance region, I want our website to reflect that, whilst continuing to update and hopefully not bore too much with these blog posts every week.
This site is the result. Long live the shirt, but it’s time to rest an old friend.
Building a website from scratch, in Africa and as a novice, has been challenging to say the least. Especially when I’m learning so many other things (house building, solar power installation, well digging, African culture and last but not least, how to be a Dad).
Were I in England, I would muck around a little while longer, enjoying the fast internet speeds and the certainty that the power isn’t about to be cut halfway through something really technical and intricate (ggrrr). But I’ve been fiddling with this for months, it’s never going to be perfect and so I’m just getting it out there before I go mad. Any mistakes, broken links, suggestions and criticism (friendly please – I am now quite handy with my machete) will be gratefully received.
This is my first feedback, from a friend whose opinion I value highly: “What an amazing site – love it. So alive and real. It looks homemade and great at the same time”.
Please bookmark it and feel free to add your email (there’s a “Join Us” button at the bottom of the page) to receive new blog posts in your email inbox. Anyone who is subscribed to the old blogger site should be automatically redirected – unless I’ve cocked it up which is always a possibility. If you stop receiving posts/updates or receive two of each, tut, shake your head and grumble at me.
I will be continuing to improve the site over the next few weeks, inshallah, so don’t assume this is it finished. All of the old blogs are here along with my photography portfolios and information about our lodge, the tours we run, learning West African music and dance, useful travel information and more that will be added over time.
So, make a cup of tea, sit back and have a browse. Or, if you want a more authentic experience, do this in a sauna whilst someone throws dust on you, mosquitos gnaw your ankles and your baby son tries to eat worms.
Readers – thank you once again for your support and I hope to see you out here one of these days. You are always welcome.