We've been here 5 months now and everything is going really well.
We are in the process of buying a house.
Doug and I have good jobs, interesting and challenging and not too badly paid.
The kids love school and are doing well.
The weather is divine.
Ditto the beaches.
The natives are friendly.
Shopping facilities are a huge improvement on home.
We are 20 mins from the nearest Ikea.
None of us are homesick and not missing England at all.
To tell the truth there is nothing wrong.
The guilt over leaving our parents is huge and ever present and I honestly don't know if it will ever get easier.
For those of you coming out or in the planning process be warned. It's hard and it seems to get harder as time passes. This is a beautiful place with marvellous opportunities - but your parents won't see their grandchildren much and, although coming here was my bright idea, that hurts.