In case anyone is wondering, we have got as far as having access to our new house: 28 Frederick St, Hornsby, 2077, NSW, Australia. Access means the vendors had fully moved out, so their solicitor and ours have agreed we can have acess to the house and we have a set of keys even though we haven't yet settled. Reason: the vendors ran into some paperwork gliche with their bank which meant it wasn't ready to accept them paying off their mortgage! Banks!!! With my nephew's help we delivered some suitcases and boxes tonight. It all looks oddly bare. Now to try to make it feel like home with most of our 'stuff' still in England. Elisabeth is rightly starting a campaign to persuade me to declutter properly in England because the new house is smaller than our Coventry house. Maybe I can do it???