So, flights booked. We hope there’s no turning back now. Come the beginning of December, we hope the deal has been sealed. We hope that as well as those UK National Insurance numbers – which you *always* remember – we’ll also have Croatian ID, and the ownership of a Croatian farmhouse. We hope that the electricity and water and gas will have been transferred to us and that we will have a phone line and super-duper broadband all ready to go.

We hope this will be our Christmas present to ourselves and the beginning of a massive adventure…