Thank you so much for the warm welcome and the help!
Clothmama, we are mover arounders but wouldn't have had it any other way. I hear what you're saying about France, although it's certainly nice to be in a place where they speak my mother tongue (in a very different way to me...but that's another story
Emma,thanks for the link. Haven't ploughed through the posts but will once I get home from work.
Shaunie, thanks for answering the question about soakers. It's always good to be armed with information when embracing the unknown!
Looking forward to getting to know you better.