THIS island is so remote that it takes two weeks to reach by boat, but residents adore it’s eccentricities.
To reach the small village on the island, you fly to Cape Town and then take a boat for the 1500 mile journey, where deliveries are only made nine times a year.
Life is simple on the island, with most men working as fishermen and women staying behind to do what resident Kelly calls “domestic tasks”.
Birthdays are a big part of the community – whoever has the birthday will host a shindig at their home – and everyone else will bring a bottle and some food for the table.
The island is so tiny that having five people inside the local pub at once is considered a busy night.
Kelly moved to the island after living in England, and said: “Freight is extremely expensive but there are some home comforts, such as Hellman’s mayonnaise, I can’t live without and have ordered in from Asda.”
When it comes to day-to-day life, Kelly runs the tourism office and when she returns home will cook dinner for her family – staples in their diet are mutton, lobster, fish, potatoes and fresh vegetables and fruit.
The views on the island are spectacular, with houses seen littered across the remote green island – most are made of wood, which has resulted in a few fires.
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But in case of an emergency, there is a metal gong which is hit continually to alert the island.
Kelly said: “Sadly a few weeks ago my best friend’s house caught on fire, and everything burnt down.
“It was horrific – but luckily they got out with their dogs, and we will all muddle together to help rebuild the home.”
Though residents say they miss going out for takeaway and shopping, the positives outweigh the negatives for Kelly.
She added: “It’s a great place to raise a family. I love England but I can’t ever imagine living there again.”