I love New Zealand, and still consider it home, even after having lived in Australia for the last 30 years. But I love Australia too.

After all the struggles to get Amanda well over the last two months, not to mention the enormous financial cost of being away from my business and getting to and staying in NZ, and missing my wife and friends and family, it was wonderful to touch down in Brisbane on Wednesday evening.

It has been a long journey, and I will be relieved and grateful finally to get back to Kangaroo Island with Amanda on Saturday afternoon.