Thanks for all your posts guys. Reading them I have defiantely underestimated the amount we should bring - not a problem just revise it. We are waiting for the sale of my house to go through which was supposed to happen before Xmas but the buyers mortgage lender is being a pain in the proverbial.
Leaving our stuff in Jasons' house and shipping and renting when he gets a job. Luckily M-I-L is going to sort a lot of stuff stuff for us. Got everything already set up behind the scenes to make things easier for her.
I've packed some pictures and the kids familiar stuff to go on the plane with us so at least they have soem of their stuff. The only essential for us really that I have packed is the corkscrew / bottle opener and tin opener. Looks like beans and stubbies for us.
See you in sunny Oz in a couple of weeks, not the white blanket of snow we have here.