Well, Liz applied for and got a job as a teacher in Innisfail (small town, south of Cairns). So, we're off to FNQ for the foreseeable future. We're looking to live just south of Cairns to allow me a chance to get work. I have absolutely no idea what I'll do, but it should be fun. Not only are we moving up north, Liz is leaving a good teaching position in Melbourne, I am leaving my job and we'll be moving in with each other for the first time. Sooooo just a few changes on the way! I've been bored shitless at work and although the pay is awesome and the people fantastic, the whole HP-EDS thing would have meant significant change anyway. With a 2yr contract ending in May, I would have been looking for new work and that would have to have been CBD based (1hr+ commute). So, it's a bad time economy wise, but a good time sanity wise to move. We've both visited the area many many times over the last dozen years and love the place. Living there will be a whole different ball game though. Mind you, having spoken to many people who've moved up there, not on of them seems to have a bad word to say about the place. Except the tropical ear. That was a bit of a worry January in FNQ. Talk about experiencing the weather at the deep end. Now for somewhere to live. Looks like most rentals up there are ok for pets, so the zoo will be coming with us. Only downside is that it's a crap time of year to be riding. If it's not pouring, it's damned humid and none of my gear is really good for those conditions anyway. Those wet weather racing tyres I've got might come in handy though! Any tips, ideas on the whole moving interstate thing? I've moved countries before, but the whole living with a new person thing at the same time will be a laugh. Just as well Lizzy is totally brilliant.