So here we go again.
The announcements from AstraZeneca yesterday put us back three years into the position we were in when the site closures were announced at Charnwood.
One of the most frustrating aspects to this news is that we were on the brink of moving forward with our lives here. We were applying for Green Cards to stay longer. We had almost found a house that we could have made our own for the next three to five years. We have a circle of lovely, supportive friends here. We had started the emotionally difficult task of selling up our beautiful home in Melbourne.
And now what?
I have no idea – the only certainty is a move, but no idea of where and when.
Copious amounts of tea were drunk yesterday and as before the sense of loss I am feeling is an emptiness and weariness complicated with the realisation that we have no obvious place to go next.
We have been in this situation before, and I am sure the next steps will become clearer as the days and weeks move on from this point. I feel for every family affected.
Today is a big day though – Seb is being a duck-billed platypus in his class Australian assembly. He was notable in the practice yesterday as being the only one who doesn’t need a microphone.