Moving from one side of the world to the other is about more than just upholstering the airmile account.
There's the tiresome issue of growing new roots, of getting jiggy with the discomfort, the alienation and yes, sometimes the sadness, of reinventing yourself yet again.
Last night, the Animator's sister Theresa (Tess) hosted a birthday dinner for her younger bro. The food was beautiful, the company entertaining and the evening one of the most fun I've had since being back.
Thanks so much for your gracious hospitality Tess - it went a long way to making this wee girl feel a little more comfortable in her skin.