Making the decision to settle down on the other side of the world, far from friends and family, seems as good a time as any to begin writing a blog.
After six years of moving around, the desire to ‘settle’ finally took hold of us both and where to settle became the main topic of discussion. New Zealand had always been our dream destination but we never really thought it possible and the amount of paperwork and money required seemed overwhelmingly daunting.
A shortage in teachers meant that we might have a chance though so at the end of 2017 we took the plunge, hired a migration agent and started applying for jobs.
The process has definitely been stressful, expensive and complicated but our visa applications are now in and if all goes well we will be moving to Christchurch, New Zealand in nine weeks’ time – and that makes it all worthwhile!