people say all sorts when they are sad, worried, nervous. i think your mate is gutted about you going and maybe a bit jealous too? she will have to adjust to a new life too with different mates maybe. think of all the things you will have to skype about. My kids had their share of wobbles too but we have been here 5 weeks and they love it here. It's the furthest place you could move too but only 24 hours on a plane and if you really hate it you can go back but what an opportunity for you all.................. pm me if you like and my kids will message you if that will help