Thanks all for your words of wisdom. Some really positive stuff on here for me to think about.
To answer a couple of questions;
Financially I am fine - house sale before the crash, and redundancy pay so no problems there.
Work-wise is where I may be struggling as we were going to set up a freelance publishing / marketing company but with only my half of the skills this will not work. And have only applied for 1 job before we came and not heard anything back. And not seen anything else to apply for.
So I guess my worry is that although I can support myself right now, am I just delaying the inevitable and will have to go home anyway through lack of work... very defeatist I know, but am feeling rather negative right now!
it has always been my dream to come to Oz since I first came back-packing many years ago. But having said that I would never have come here alone, so it does all seem a bit hollow now.
Lots to think about, thanks again for all your help x