We have all just spent a very happy Christmas and New Year with my parents and my brother and his family. With our busy working lives we seldom get the time to have this quality time together, and Christmas is such a lovely family time. You do wonder sometimes what on earth your are doing, whether it is really worth all of the stresses in this emigration process, when you look at the people you are leaving behind. I just wish it wasn't such a drawn out process and that we could just go and get over the trauma that has to come as part of this process... the actual departure. You build it up in your head and I am sure it is probably even worse than you even imagine. I am sure lots of you out there understand where I am coming from. You know , or hope, you are making the right decision but there is always that niggle in the back of your head. Oh I wish I had a crystal ball.....Wouldn't that make life easier. Andrea.