After having travelled and worked all over the world Nadine Hawa Ball and her husband Nicholas Ball now enjoy the peace and wonderful quality of life in Mallorca with their little son. Read all about the couple’s story.
Where did you meet?
Nicholas: We met on the magical island of Hydra, Greece, in a bar. What ensued was a six-month-long pursuit of Nadine, this beautiful hot-shot producer/presenter on CNBC TV.
Which countries have you lived in?
Nadine: I have moved around a lot. Both by choice and circumstance. Beirut, Cairo, Montreal, Dubai, Geneva, London and now Mallorca. Nicholas was born in Mallorca to a German father and American mother but has spent most of his life living in London before moving back to Mallorca.
Tell us a bit about your background
Nicholas: I have a PhD in computing. I work as a tech entrepreneur and more recently I’m handling the family real estate business around the Mediterranean.
Nadine: My first job was as a business news presenter and producer for CNBC. I then left the corporate world to work as a sustainability consultant with organisations such as the United Nations Environment Program. I write for a London-based magazine called Ethical Corporation, often covering environmental and human rights issues. In Mallorca I recently began organising high-end yoga retreats under the name Ananda Mallorca.
Quality of Life in Mallorca
Why did you choose Mallorca?
Nicholas: Above all, Mallorca is home for me. I grew up in Sóller and went to primary school on the island before moving to the UK. Furthermore, it is a wonderful place for a young family. Our three-year-old loves it here and so do we. Quality of life in Mallorca is wonderful.
What’s your favourite spot on the island?
Nicholas: Llucalcari, on the Sóller/Deià coast.
What about changes, do they not scare you?
Nadine: I am all for change. With change comes growth. In fact, before I moved to Dubai to work with CNBC I had never been there on a visit. I just moved there straight away, confident that things would work out. Sometimes you just have to believe!
Tell us about your future dreams
Nadine: To grow Ananda Mallorca into a successful project that brings inner peace as well as strength to our guests. I would also like to get more people to enjoy this beautiful island.
Photos by Pernilla Danielsson