Today marks exactly one year since Mr Pict crossed the ocean and arrived in America. Of course, it has not been the same culture shock it has been for the kids and I, since he is half-American and spent his teens in the suburbs of Washington DC. However, he has gone from residing in extended stay accommodation to owning a house within that year, has settled really well into and is thoroughly enjoying his new job, and has generally worked really hard to make the transition easier for the kids and me. He has really accomplished masses within just one year. He wanted to return to America to live and, somewhat against the odds, he made it happen. I think he’s had a pretty good first year.