In February 2012 I accepted a new job in Doha, Qatar. On 1 September of that year I finally departed the UK. We sold up most everything, rented out the house and put what little we kept into storage.
This was a major change of life, as my wife and I moved from south Hampshire to live over 4,000 miles away in the Arabian Gulf.
The first posts of this blog are all about the process of moving, including all the bureaucratic hurdles that needed to be crossed. It is then all about what has happened after we arrived.
We left Doha in late June 2016, after almost 4 years, to return to the UK. We now live in Totnes in Devon.
I have been back to Qatar twice since 2016, and will probably go back again in 2022. I retain a warm feeling for the country.