Elisabeth and I made it to Sydney on Thursday evening. The flight was straightforward and all 60 kg of our luggage arrived too. We are staying with my sister, most of her family, and her daughter's new dog - it is good to experience this relationship ... The weather has so far been lovely blue skies, sunshine, not too hot etc. Apparently it rained almost constantly while I was back in England. Eveything is certainly lovely and green. I went to work yesterday and met up with many of my colleagues - it was good to have those initial meetings and get conversations onto 'normal business'.