Six weeks today we arrived in our new home town in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom ready for new horizons. It has been a long road here, with many other options being opened and then closed to us over the last 8 months or so. In March it was finally decided that my husband was to return to his job at the head office in the UK so we began the process of moving country again. Visas, relocation agents, shipping, schools, housing became a priority. We began the process of leaving my beloved Shanghai and onto greener pastures....literally!
We began our lives together in Shanghai, China in May 2008 after a fairytale romance ...more on that later! It was scary and exciting to move with my beautiful girls from sunny Western Australia to such a huge and cosmopolitan city as Shanghai. A huge life change but I loved it and blossomed there. One year turned to two, then three, then four. Many happy times and adventures, as a family and with the wonderful friends we made there. It was so very hard to say our goodbyes to our life in China, fabulous lifestyle, amazing country and friends who had become our family. Everyone’s time must end and our time had come. After many tearful goodbyes and “we’ll see you later’s”, we went home to Western Australia for our UK visas to be processed. Special times with friends and family, before we started our new life. Then more farewells before we finally started our new life journey.
We arrived in the UK a month earlier than expected. Well done UK Border Agency! In time for the 2012 Olympics, our new home in Buckinghamshire was ready and waiting for us. The last six weeks has been a whirlwind of finding our way around, settling in, our shipping from Shanghai finally arriving, new puppy, schools and a few adventures thrown in. We all look forward to many exciting times and welcome you along for the time of our lives.
|The time has come to farewell Shanghai and all her adventures|
|and welcome new adventures and life in the United Kingdom!|