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Louise got back home yesterday with news of a lovely reference written at work which caused a few tears on her part! She has also been saying her goodbyes to those people that might not be at work tomorrow on her last day……………

Very pensive moods all round last night, but that didn’t stop the need to carry on packing. She’s managed to clear two wardrobes already! Only another two to go!!

Mike crept up on me today for the goodbye speech I was getting ready for tomorrow…………..swine! I feel quite at a loss to be leaving what I have found to be the best working evironment I have ever had the pleasure to work in. I’m really going to miss everyone:

Mike, Chris, Michelle, Keith, Jeff, Dave, Rob, Ash, Marc and Nick – best of luck to you all, and remember, it probably wasn’t my fault after all!

First started the emigration process over 2 years ago. The rules kept changing and the world ran into a little recession which helped no end……NOT!

We made a decision to just go for it back at the beginning of July 2009 and applied for and received a 9 month Visitors Visa – Hurrah!!

We started packing a few weeks ago, having decided to put most of our belongings in to self-storage. Then, if we find NZ to be where we want to be and the job front and rentals all pan out, we can get the shipping company to ship out our belongings later on.

At the moment both of us have swinging emotions from complete elation through to “”I’m going to miss my family so much and the many friends who we’ve started to say goodbye to”” to “”It’s only 3 weeks away and we have no job and nowhere to stay………OMG!!

I’ve just set this blog up today so that we can keep up with developments as they happen without boring everyone on Facebook LOL ………