1. When was the first time you visited Montenegro and what was your first impression?
- Name: Steve & Denise Boyton-Jennings
- Nationality: British
- Moved to Montenegro: 2006
- Town: Herceg Novi
We came for a week in October 2005 and were spellbound by the natural landscape - stunning mountain ranges rising steeply from a (relatively) undeveloped coastline. It was a little rough around the edges with many things not quite working. There was a simple, make do and mend culture but everyone was friendly, welcoming, and apparently not caught up in the consumerism that seemed to be dominating the rest of Europe.2. What were you doing in your home country prior to moving to Montenegro?
Denise was an HR specialist, primarily in management recruitment, training and development.
Steve had spent his entire career in the IT industry and managed a team of network support specialists with a computer network management company3. When did you move to Montenegro and how was the moving process?
We decided to make the move in October 2005, Steve resigned from his job and Denise took a redundancy offer. We sold the house within a week of putting it on the market. We leafleted our neighbourhood and had an open house contents sale. We also pitched up at as many boot sales as we could.
Things we wanted to keep were distributed around friends' lofts and attics. The rest we loaded into our Ford Transit van and we took to the road on the day of our house sale completion. We’d arranged a three-week rental in Herceg Novi having been told we’d easily find a longer term rent in that period and we did! In all, we made 6-7 trips back and forth to the UK in our van, each time bringing things we needed for our home and our development. All very easy really.