I can’t make up my mind: is it harder to say good bye this time, or is it easier? Of course it’s easier because we know what to expect at the other end (and it’s nice), and we have lots of things to look forward to. But it is also harder because we won’t be back home for a long, long time, and I think we’ll really feel it. The girls will settle into life in the US, and gradually grow apart from their old lives in the UK… It feels like we’ve had a nice little trial run, but that’s over now. This time, it’s for real.