Everyone keeps telling me how excited I must be, and I am, but also scared, nervous, upset and with permanent butterflies thrown in it's quite a cocktail. I try to think about the reasons we're doing this (which have never gone away and never changed) but it's hard not to focus on the devastation we're leaving in our wake - everyone we're upsetting by going and all the tears yet to come.
Still, we march on. Bluebell is going to balmy Barking next Wednesday to be loaded up - another part of home being dismantled. I can't believe our girl is going to Australia all by herself!!!
Bank accounts are sorted, money transferred, utilities informed... there is light at the end of the paperwork tunnel. I never thought we'd see it but it's glimmering in the distance!