I can get nervous about moving now, don't know what I'll be like when it all comes round. Luckily I have no close relatives living in UK anymore (all departed to sunnier climes all over the world), so I don't have that wrench, but obviously there's friends. I'm a military baby so am pretty used to moving about quite a lot - first big move for OH and the kids though!
I'm ready for the wait - hope I don't get any of the "you can always come back" comments - once I'm gone I'm not coming back thats for certain. Got loads of daft comments from people at work like "why do you want to go?" - doh - do they really have to ask!!
Wishing you all the best - keep in touch and look forward to that cold beer and barbie!!