It was just what I needed after quite a full-on few months in 2011.
Work is going well, I appear to be leading the way with some innovative projects and processes, and of course everyone LOVES change!
So long weekend was basically about taking it easy and recharging the batteries. So spending time with some friends, hubby, the dogs and doing as little as possible (which I really needed).
Have now been in Australia for over a year, and it's gone VERY quickly. It's been better than I thought it would be, and I'm very glad to have made the move.
The only thing that gets me down is that I thought I would have made closer friends by now. I've made new friends, but they're not what I'd consider close. It tends to be that if I organise something like drinks/dinner/etc then people will come, but the favour doesn't seem to be returned and people invite me out. So leaves me feeling a bit cold, and that I clearly don't spring to mind when people plan things.
Anyway, not the end of the world, still have the people close to me; and I've decided to just stop organising things and see who actually is a good friend and will take some initiative themselves.