It's very hard to be threatened and told you have ruined someone's life etc etc, I know this may pass in time, but she was exceptionally close to our two children (saw them almost every weekend) and literally has no other family - very hard. My parents on the other hand are now looking forward to retiring so they can spend half the year here with us and have always been so supportive which keeps our spirits up.
The part of the Hills where we live is beautiful. It has a number of small towns, a great view of the sea and city and is awash with gum trees. Today we have a poor wet koala in our garden and we are constantly mesmorised by the amazingly rainbow coloured birds that dart by. It is certainly not cut off or isolated (quite suburban really) and has a good community feel.:)