Well Liz - you sure know how to bring a tear to a girl's eye first thing in the morning! I am shocked to read your news but have to say that I empathise with your situation particularly in regard to your relationship with your Mother as I too am an only child of a single parent.
I think you've made the right decision and The Thornton family wish you all the very best for your return to England...I only wish I'd got to know you better before now...but then I'd be bawling for days too wouldn't I?
Thanks for sharing your news and for giving Adelaide top points - it really is a cracking place to be. :)