I thought moving to the UK would be a little bit similar to moving to Australia, given that our legal system and cultural norms sprouted off the UK, following colonisation. I also knew that it would be more complicated than I first anticipated. But, the more I try and simplify things in my head, the more complicated it becomes.
It could just be because we have to choose an area to live in for our UK Ancestry Visa application in a few days. My head is spinning and my heart is pounding, hoping we choose an area the kids will enjoy living in for at least a year or two while they settle into school. Our feelings matter too, but not as much. Anybody who has teenage children will understand that if your kids are miserable your life will be too, by default.