The month that began with pranks will end with our family unlocking an unfamiliar door and stepping into a new chapter in London.

The goodbyes are almost upon us, and now a date that once seemed so far off suddenly feels too close.

My mind is rather muddled at the moment. I try to be an optimist, but really I’m a bit of a worrier. I hope the kids will be okay. Perhaps one day they will be thankful for their globetrotting childhood. Maybe they will just wish they knew the answer to where they come from.

Now it is time to focus. There is a lot to do. Probably the most important is to make some memories of these beautiful April days in our Swiss neighbourhood.