No matter how hard you tell yourself it's going to be, no one can ever prepare you on how tough emigrating across the world can be, but I think we've just about made it! (She types with a big sigh of relief.)
We fell in love with Perth within days of being here but boy has it pushed us to the limits. Coming here with no job and no home to call your own and living with friends for longer than ever planned with a baby in tow can do that I guess! So when Big D got the call to let us know we had been accepted for a house I nearly cried with relief. I had begun to torture myself by reading expat forums full of horror stories of people having to return home because they couldn't find a place to live. Word of advice don't read them. Not ever. They are not good for your soul!
Not knowing what's around the corner has to be up there as one of the most unsettling feelings and not something I want to go through again anytime soon. Thank goodness we have had such loving and uplifting friends supporting us- I don't know how we would have coped otherwise.
We get the keys in a couple of weeks and I can't wait to give you a guided tour of our little home, in the mean I'm off to find my Christmas spirit.