Today Lady QM and I said farewell to her daughter, husband and their two children. They are off on the adventure of a lifetime having got work in New Zealand and permission for residency granted assuming he keeps working for two years.
New Zealand, a country where they won't let you in unless you can speak English. A country where they won't let you in without a skill they want. A country more or less the size of the UK but with only 4 million people whose lifestyle is far more relaxed and more akin to England in the fifties and sixties than England today with all the trouble the government has allowed to waltz in and tell us how to live our lives whilst having to tolerate some of their foibles because it's cultural. A country where its labour party is all about looking after its citizens rather than trying to replace them. A country where the UK politicians love of the EU is regarded as something to deride as utter folly.
A country that I'm doing my level best to get a job in, or retire too.