Oh my God! Four days to go until we fly to Adelaide and it still seems so unreal. I still have soooo much to do, especially paperwork, tying admin stuff up, phone calls and visits to people and could I sleep last night? - no! I am shattered but have to drive to Basildon to see some old friends today and loads to do before that. I am definitely on a rollercoaster of emotions right now and my family are finding it very hard - they barely mention the fact that I am leaving. I have just become a grandmother this week too for the first time and I'm besotted with my gorgeous grandson. My daughter(Esther, who is in remission from cancer)has been away on holiday for three weeks and is only back on the day I leave, so getting together with her for a couple of hours before I go will be so emotional. Has anyone else left their children behind and if so, how did you cope? My four children are aged 32, 29, 20 and 18 and all independent but remain very close to their mum. While they are pleased for me as they know that I am very happy with Bill and looking forward to the challenge of Adelaide, they are all devastated really and as we are a very close family, I think they fear that we will fall apart as a family and that things won't be the same. I will be keeping in touch via every route I can think of and very often too. Hopefully, they will visit me and there will be acceptance of the situation and the realisation that the bond and relationship will remain strong and intact. Any advice/information on this situation will be much appreciated, thank you.