I say square in that, I would rather not have the reply 'just go for it!' as, I don't feel I can do that now I have my two children! My husband and I (both teachers with overseas experience) have had our fill here in the UK; we just want less hoop-jumping and more teaching for us and, more of a relaxed upbringing/ education system for our children (nearly 5 and 2 years old). However, I have the fear! What have other families done with their UK home when going overseas? Has renting been a successful/safe way to keep your UK property for when you decide what to do next? What about your pension and any savings you have? Maybe a little OTT as it feels like years off but, I am worried that we will not have pensions/savings in place for when we return here to the UK or, want to help pay for things like our children's Uni fees etc. I guess I am after a few ideas or words of wisdom to help me feel as though a) I am not being financially bonkers about getting off this treadmill or, b) that my time has passed and I ought to grow up now I have children of my own. Help?!