We returned home in time for the kids to spend a couple of days back at school telling their friends and classmates all about their trip. It was good closure for them as we will not be returning to the school in 2007, but at school in Macau, China. We had a little welcome back/farewell drinks party and celebrated Christmas with both families and had a truly lovely time. Who knows what next Christmas will bring.
We didn't have time to feel down about the end of such a wonderful trip as we have so much to do to prepare for leaving on the next. But wonderful it was and on reflection, something we are so proud to have done - that we followed our dream and achieved it, making some wonderful friends along the way, seeing magnificent sites, appreciating Australia's beauty in flora and fauna for a minimal cost.