― Taking a ten-month old to the opposite side of the world is challenging. It's not for the faint hearted. One needs to exercise patience, tenacity, flexibility and a good sense of humour. ∙ We were fortunate in a lot of ways. Most importantly my husband and I are a good team. We look out for one another and we share the load constantly. We also have a very happy, sociable baby who is generally content to go with the flow. ∙ Were things different, if I had a sop of a husband and / [...].