It has occurred to me recently that although this forum is one dedicated to all things relating to International Teaching, there may be some people who would like to discuss things of a more personal nature regarding the highlights and lowlights of their lives. Yes, I know there is a personal forum on TES, but many of us don't have a relationship with anyone except for on Teaching Overseas. Many people on here are in countries far away from home and are dealing with life's great (and sometimes sad milestones) without their usual support network. I know of two people who are going through stuff of great magnitude this very minute. It doesn't have to be about that, it can be about anything. You will be welcome even if you are just popping in to say this thread shouldn't be here. I will get the ball rolling. After months of protracted dithering my sister has finally taken steps to actually get this place sold and we are signing an agreement with an agency tomorrow afternoon. I am hoping with everything I have left in me to be in our own little place within six months (hopefully much sooner). As we are then free agents, I will fling my small door open, and offer my small couch to Tessers who would like to come visit!!