We have spent the last couple of days deep in our prior home in the north of Yorkshire. The patch that was ours is so very tiny. We have walked around it fully over these days. We have debated and reminded the hows, whys and whens of all our growing ups days. Today we have been struck by a revelation.
We have debated for 50 years what possessed our parents to make a decision to move 12,000 miles and resettle in Adelaide. In 1965 Yorkshire families were born, lived and died within 30 miles of their north Yorkshire village. What was different about Phil and Ida that let them, like the thousands of others prepared to move, step outside the zone we have wandered these last days, while most stayed here. I think we have something.