A week today that we leave. Never booked a one way flight before, it feels good though. And in true British style the weather is cold, cloudy and raining so it’s hard to feel like I’ll miss this country at all. The people though, that’s another matter. It’s going to be so hard to say goodbye to Mum and my brother. We’ve all got closer over the past few years, we have been through a lot but now we’re all strong and close and I feel a bit like I’m just leaving them and gallivanting off… but I’m going to make sure that’s not what it’s like.
With Mum being the sole carer for her Dad it’s not easy for her to get away but I’m going to look at our options. I don’t mind paying for a nurse for a few days so I can get Mum out as much as possible, heavens knows she needs and deserves a break. Lots of breaks. All the time! And Joe is so close to his Nan and I’ve not known the family long but she’s a darling and it’s just going to be hard and crap leaving people! But we and our families all know we’re doing the right thing so it will be fine. We’re not moving to the other side of the world after all.
Flight is at crazy o clock in the morning which is my favourite kind. I hate getting up early generally but as a kid don’t you just remember how excited you were trying to get to bed early and not being able to sleep? Then somehow you must have nodded off because you’re being woken up and everyones trying to be quiet whilst rushing around doing last minute packing. Being too excited to eat your coco pops. Getting out to the car and it’s still dark outside.
It’s so exciting, can’t believe how close it is! I think Joe is still half expecting me to bail out, I know in the beginning he thought it was a lot of talk but not something that would actually happen. But we’ve handed in our notice, told all our friends and family and booked the one way flights… pretty confident that we’re both going to be getting on that plane!