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If all you wanted in life was to spend quality time
with the people you love, how far would you go to achieve your dream?
For one family, it could mean a move to the other side of the world.
The Bones are struggling to balance work and family life.
I've been working nights and weekends for close to 20 years now.
Dad's not here when we come in from school, Dad's not up
when the we leave school in the morning.
Desperate for a fresh start, they believe
Australia could be the answer.
The dream is just to have a better quality of family life.
-A trial week down under doesn't disappoint.
-That's just amazing.
-But could the finances see
the family's fate flounder?
-Actually, I feel pretty gutted.
-I feel quite deflated, actually.
In the last 20 years,
over 600,000 British citizens have moved to Australia.
They are drawn by the lure of the country's 10,500 beaches
an average nine hours of sunshine every day
and the outdoor lifestyle that comes as a result.
On the surface, the Bone family have a comfortable
life in a beautiful part of the world.
But mum, Sarah, believes it comes at a price
she's no longer willing to pay.
The family will spend the next week experiencing everything Australia
could offer, before deciding whether to move there for good.
The 20 hour journey to Perth has brought the Bones more than
10,000 miles from Scotland,
but they've taken the trip in their stride.
It wasn't as bad as what I had anticipated. I thought it was going to be really exhausting.
It was certainly better than what we expected, I think.
The kids were great on it, so, it's doable.
It's the family's first time on Australian soil,
and for Sarah and Max, it's been a long time coming.
It's almost a surreal feeling, we've been waiting for...
..almost six years now and we're finally here.
Stepping out of the plane was really day one of our adventure
and our prospect of looking into options for a better life.
It just feels so exciting
and I just cannot wait to see what's on offer in Perth.
Having finally reached Australia,
ahead lies a week that could change the family's future forever.
Meet the Bones.
Mum Sarah, dad Max, Rhiannon, who's 15,
Cara, age nine, and Hayden, who's four.
They live in the village of Ochiltree
in East Ayrshire, Scotland.
It has a quiet lifestyle, very nice, safe lifestyle.
We have a really comfortable life, financially.
A beautiful house, beautiful children.
It's a long way from the life Sarah once knew.
Falling pregnant with Rhiannon at 16, she found herself alone.
I had nowhere to stay and I had to make an application
as homeless through the local authority.
To be a parent, a single parent, at 16,
and to be facing homelessness was pretty scary, to be by yourself.
And Rhiannon kept me going through the whole process
and still does, today.
I think my mum did such a good job bringing me up.
I mean, she was totally on her own.
Determined to build a better future for herself and her daughter,
Sarah returned to education.
I really wanted to show people that I had more in me,
so, whilst being in hostel accommodation,
I started my degree to turn my life about for myself and my daughter.
It's only now that I'm older that I see how she struggled,
but she's done such an amazing job, because I never saw her struggles.
Sarah's come a long way in the past 15 years, with financial security,
a loving husband and a home of her own, everything looks perfect.
But, it's not.
Dad's never in at dinner time, Dad doesn't sit down at the table
and have dinner with us. Dad's not here when we come in from school.
Dad's not up when we leave for school in the morning.
Max's job with a pizza company means long and late shifts
away from the family.
I've been working nights and weekends for close to 20 years now.
And that's having an effect on everyone.
When we do spend time as a family it's great,
we have a fantastic time, but it's few and far between.
I will get annoyed that Max is working and I know that
it's not his fault, but it still becomes really frustrating
and it's just starts a bit of tension.
It usually ends up spiralling into something bigger than it was.
It's just so difficult to get time as a family.
Having made a better life for herself in the past,
Sarah is determined to do the same again, this time for her family.
The dream, from me, is to have the same kind of house
that we have established here,
but just have a better lifestyle.
To be able to do things after work with the children, whether it be
going down the beach, whether it be even just sitting out the back door.
And Max agrees, life needs to change.
We obviously want to have time at the end of a working day,
where you can have your downtime, have your fun time.
I don't think that's happening to a great extent at the moment.
For more than five years, Sarah and Max have felt Australia could
offer their family the ideal life.
Whether it be naively from watching Home And Away and Neighbours
and things like that, as a young person growing up, you have
these images, or a vision in your head.
It's something inside both of us,
just burning away and we just need to look at this seriously.
But, Max has concerns that will need to be addressed before he will
consider moving his family to the other side of the world.
I think it's a great idea. You know, the weather is great,
the lifestyle looks brilliant, but, unless we can get out there and
get decent jobs, it would just be crazy for us to be that stupid.
Seeking the perfect family life, the couple are now
pinning their hopes on a country they've never visited.
This week in Perth is going to be huge for us. It really is.
For the dream, make or break.
If it doesn't work out, I think I'll be absolutely gutted.
The family are spending their trial week in Western Australia's
capital city, Perth.
Staying in the coastal suburb of Mindarie,
22 miles north of the city centre.
Home for the week is this modern, three-bedroom house and,
as a first taste of Aussie living, it doesn't disappoint.
Wow, this is fantastic... Stairs, double.
This is gorgeous. This is absolutely gorgeous.
Looking out onto the sea, you can see the sea from here.
Oh, we'll just need to get a boat, I think.
Steady on, Max, it's early days yet.
Look at the size! It's got the island in the middle.
Sarah loves the kitchen
and the whole family can imagine chilling outdoors.
-Well, this is a big space.
-There's the barbie.
Fantastic, an Aussie barbie.
I think Sarah's got more than burgers on her mind.
Candles, you can imagine along the wall in the late...at night-time.
-Romantic, yeah. It could be.
-That sounds good to me.
They've just arrived down under, yet Cara and Rhiannon
like what they've seen so far.
First impression of Australia is awesome, it's warm.
Australia just looks incredible.
I mean, this house is just, wow.
But Sarah is beginning to realise her dream
could live or die over the next week.
This week in Australia is make or break for us.
We need to make the decision whether we think that this would
provided us with a better life for the family of five of us.
And addressing Max's worries will be key.
My concerns are the financial aspects, that we can't afford
where we would like to stay, or, you know,
can we get jobs we would enjoy doing?
It's a huge, huge thing we're thinking of doing here.
Back in the UK, the Bones are happy with their four-bedroom house
in the village of Ochiltree in East Ayrshire.
I love our house in Ochiltree.
If I could pick it up and move it to Australia and I had a pool,
that would just be perfect.
We have the dream house and it's going to be really,
really hard to leave.
The family have a budget of £300,000 for a home in Australia
and a clear idea of what they'd like.
It would need to be four bedrooms.
Our kids would never cope, having to go back and share a bedroom.
I've got a bee in my bonnet about a pool.
That's the swinging point for my three children, is to have a pool.
Even from me, the big one is the pool. I'd love a pool.
I'd love a cinema room, that would be amazing.
10-15 minutes drive from a beach would be, again, fantastic.
Not looking for much, then, Max?
I think if we somehow couldn't afford a four-bedroom house,
or the dream property in a nice area, myself and Sarah would
really need to sit down and have a long, hard discussion about
whether it was actually worth moving to Australia or not.
Finding the ideal home at the right price could make or break
the family's hopes of a new life together down under.
To give them an idea of what's on offer in Perth,
we're showing them three properties.
Two on budget and one which could be their dream home.
The search begins in Butler, a suburb 25 miles north of Perth,
just 2km from the Indian Ocean and with a wide range of local
amenities, it could be the perfect spot for the Bones.
Will this four-bedroom house be just what they're looking for?
-It's darker than I thought.
-Oh, it is dark, isn't it?
-It's quite small as well, isn't it?
-Yeah, it's really dingy and dark.
First impressions, wouldn't be what I would hope to see
in an Australian house.
That's not a great start and, on closer inspection, things get worse.
This is really old and needing a lot of work done to it.
The workmanship's quite poor, to be honest.
There's cracks everywhere and... Yeah. I wouldn't buy it.
Hold on, Max, you've not seen everything yet.
What have you got through here? Oh, it's a kitchenette, oh, oh!
-Oh, wow, right, OK.
The open-plan kitchen goes down well.
You can look out onto the garden, which is really quite big.
But also visible is one typical Australian feature,
which means another thumbs down.
I don't like the corrugated iron, that's a big bug-bear.
Max is getting worried.
Yeah, this is a wee bit concerning now, if this is
the standard that is maybe the only option for us in Australia.
-This isn't good enough.
-There's more to see, maybe.
Maybe it will surprise us.
Sarah's not giving up just yet
and the master bedroom has one pleasing aspect.
-Oh, see, I like this, this is great.
-That's dead bright, yeah.
Can you imagine just having your bedroom and just looking out onto...
-..if you did get a pool.
-But the bathroom's a big letdown.
It just seems so old-fashioned.
-So, for five of us...
-No, definitely not.
...the queue would be outside, wouldn't it?
Outdoors, the garden's dining area's a more attractive space.
Oh, this is so nice. So nice.
Oh, you can feel the breeze.
Definitely see myself sitting at that with an orange juice
and a croissant in the morning before work.
Although it's missing one feature, Sarah and Hayden have plans.
Where would you put your pool if you had room for a pool?
Would you have it right over... Over there?
All the way to there?
That could be Olympic sized, Hayden.
While the garden has the space the Bones are looking for,
this house's interior has left everyone underwhelmed.
And their £300,000, or 545,000 budget,
may not even meet the asking price.
I'm really nervous about turning this card over.
-If it's at the top of our budget... My stomach's churning.
I wouldn't like to pay any more than 375,000 for this.
-I would've went 425,000.
Fingers crossed, guys.
-Oh, my goodness.
It may be £33,000 below budget, but that's not enough to impress Max.
That's really scary for where we go from here.
I feel really disappointed
and quite worried about what the rest of the day holds.
With their day discovering Perth properties off to
a disappointing start, could Sarah and Max's vision
of a life down under already be disappearing?
Property number two is also in the Butler area.
It's a spacious four-bedroom home, just what the family are after,
but will it impress enough to lift their spirits?
Oh, look what's in here, Hayden!
-Do you like this room?
-This is... lovely.
-This is lovely.
This is really nice.
It's a much more promising start.
They've got a pool table in, but we could change that
-and you could have things to utilise it as a family.
-Maybe not a cinema room, but... Yeah, you could utilise it.
-..much, much better than the previous property.
And just sort of afraid of the price now.
-And the master bedroom doesn't disappoint either.
There's walk-in wardrobes. Two! Ah!
-We've got half each.
-This is a huge space as well, isn't it?
A toilet. Double shower.
-Look at that.
-Oh, this is big.
This is the kind of bathroom that we would like to have.
-This house seems to be delivering on all fronts.
-It's so nice.
-Look at the space in here.
-That is amazing.
-This is the dream.
This feels as if this could be the one.
Oh, another bedroom. Oh, this is big as well, isn't it?
And Max spies something which indicates this could be
the Bones' home from home.
This is clearly meant to be. This is our house, that was a sign.
It was meant to be.
Outside lies another surprise...
Oh, that's amazing.
-This is lovely.
-You can imagine this...
-This is the dream, isn't it?
Sitting with a glass of wine,
having a chat about our day, after school, everybody.
Just catching up and chilling.
I think this would be worth working really, really, really hard for.
Oh, wow. Look, you can feel the sun.
Can you imagine just coming out and swimming in your own pool?
-This is just crazy.
This house seems tailor-made for the family, but is it somewhere
they could afford to call home, with their £300,000
- or 540,000 - budget?
So, how much do you think?
I had thought about 550,000,
and now I think, probably 600,000, when you see the outside area.
What do you think, how much do you think it might be?
-Maybe 575,000 to 600,000.
For me, I'm feeling almost nervous that it's beyond what we can afford,
because this is the house I want.
This is the house we want.
Are you ready, Cara?
It's only £17,000 over budget.
As long as the job situation goes well... Wow.
-With a pool.
This house has knocked the family for six
and Rhiannon and Sarah's emotions are running high.
Me and my mum have came from a house that's, you know,
two bedrooms. It wasn't very nice at all. She's just done amazing.
We've all done amazing.
If we were to get this, it would just be the dream.
To show other people that, look, look where this person who was
a single parent at 16 has come, and this is in 15 years.
It's just amazing. And wee Rhiannon is getting all emotional.
I just feel so proud of my mum
to have come from to this place and I...
It's just amazing.
Everyone's fallen for this house, but there's still one more to see.
The potential dream home we found for them.
It would be amazing just to experience that
and let the children see what a dream property would look like.
I would love to see a dream property, after seeing this. Yeah.
The Bones' final stop is in Quinns Rocks.
Originally a holiday destination, it's now a popular
residential suburb, just a 30-minute commute from Perth city centre.
This modern new build is only a stones-throw away from the beach,
just what Max was looking for.
You can actually see the sea through the trees over there.
-That's how close it is.
A life by the beach could be within reach,
but will this house have the wow factor of property two?
Oh, wow, this is nice.
-Oh, it's dead bright, isn't it?
It sounds promising.
Oh, this is huge!
-This is absolutely huge.
What's in here?
SHE GASPS ALL: Noooo waaay!
Look at the size!
This is a second... This is a bedroom!
It's not long before Sarah is sorting out the storage.
Look, places for all my handbags. And you would be able
to put them all in...
It would be like Kardashian...
And Max's dream is about to come true too.
Oh, I wonder who is going to be happy being in this room?
That's awesome, isn't it?
I want this house. I just want this house.
-Look at this area.
Oh, wow, big TV!
This house has surpassed everyone's expectations.
And Hayden's spied one more family-friendly feature.
I'm not telling you, but you have to go to the window.
-You could relax in here, couldn't you?
This is the dream, isn't it,
-just to be able to sit out your back door and relax?
This property has delivered everything the Bones could want from a dream home.
But how close will it come to their 545,000 budget?
I would say probably 700, 750?
I'd...I'd go almost...
-I think with the beach, yeah.
What do you think?
Erm...I'm going for 775.
-Oh. Much bigger.
Right, will we turn it over?
It's £92,000 over budget.
It's less than I thought it was going to be.
With the right jobs and salary down under,
this home could be within reach -
but Rhiannon's got her heart set on another home.
For us as a family
the space in here is just too much,
and the other property is just almost perfect.
The Bones' search for Perth property has brought mixed results.
House number one was under budget,
but too dark and small for the family's needs.
Property two had plenty of space,
and went down well with everyone.
And home number three really WAS a dream home,
but perhaps just too spacious for Rhiannon.
So, when it comes to the vote, will the Bones choose home or away?
Wonderful day visiting the houses in Australia. Now it's time to vote.
Do we prefer Australian houses or British houses?
The price of the properties compared to the house we have at home -
they're really expensive.
Expensive compared to what we are in the UK, but what does it have to offer us?
At least you never voted for UK! That's positive.
The dream's not dead.
Sarah's undecided vote has surprised everyone.
Could she slowly be discovering
Australia may not meet her expectations?
Today is Cara's tenth birthday, but any celebrations could be
short-lived, as Sarah and Max check out their work prospects in Perth.
Securing the right job has always been Max's biggest worry about a move.
It's Sarah who's the main visa applicant.
Back in the UK, she's a qualified community worker.
I love this job.
I have worked in social care and with people experiencing
homelessness or threatened with homelessness for ten years.
It's a job she knows the value of first hand.
If it hadn't been for supports and information that I had got going through the homeless process,
I would never have been able to achieve what I've achieved today.
And while Max enjoys his job as area manager for a pizza chain,
it does have its downside.
My current job, I've been doing for...oh, about nine years now.
It's a lot of evening work and weekend work -
again there's a lot of early starts as well.
We've arranged for Sarah to visit St Bartholomew's House in Perth
to check out her work opportunities.
The shelter looks after 600 people at risk of or experiencing homelessness.
She's met by manager and expat Nina Crosland.
Welcome to St Bart's.
So we've got about 148 rooms here,
so it's quite a decent-sized facility that we've got.
Really impressed, it's a really, really big property
-compared to what we've got back in Scotland. Really modern.
Sarah's keen to find out how her job might differ down under...
In terms of work in Australia
there's obviously the same issues that are in the UK,
and we've had a number of people come from the UK and transition easily.
..and if her qualifications from the UK would be relevant.
I have an SVQ 3 in health and social care,
I have a PDA in housing law and advice,
but my degree is in business studies.
So that's a worry, that my skills won't be able to transfer.
They changed the jobs on the list
of what they're actually looking for at times, so
welfare worker I believe IS on there so I think you can
really look to consider whether that's something you can fall under.
And we've definitely supported people to do that.
Knowing her skills could transfer is encouraging news for Sarah.
Meanwhile, across town, Max is about to get
the lowdown on opportunities in the restaurant sector.
-Come on in.
He's meeting with Andrew Thomas,
operations director of a speciality coffee shop chain.
How would somebody get into a business like this,
would they start entry level or...?
As I understand it you kind of spent
-nine-odd years with a pizza business and five years as an area manager?
The opportunity and the availability for those positions definitely exists.
Max's experience IS paying off -
but would his shift patterns be any better than at home?
-Perth, as I quickly learnt, is a kind of an early rising town.
However, leaving at 4:30, five o'clock, no-one frowns upon that.
-I don't get it in my neck from my wife any more.
So I'm home, I see my kids in the morning
-and have dinner every night.
-That sounds great.
Early finishes means Max could get
more of the family time he's been missing out on.
But if a move's to work, salary for the couple will be key too.
At St Bart's, Sarah was about to find out how much she could earn in a year.
You can be considering something between 52,000 as a starting point, up to 57,000.
You could consider a team leader role or a coordinator position,
which would take you up to roughly about sort of 70,000.
That's a potential annual salary of almost £39,000.
That's really impressive. It's a lot more than what I get just now In the UK.
In fact, it's nearly double what Sarah currently earns.
Very, very impressed, and it makes me very hopeful of opportunities if I was to come over to Australia.
But Sarah knows Max will need a positive result on the earnings front
if he's to be persuaded to move the family down under.
If he can't secure a good income or an increased salary
or at least the same as what he does, then it's not an option.
So what ARE Max's prospects?
The base salary would be probably about 70,000 to 100,000,
plus superannuation on top of that,
so that be somewhere in the region of about £40,000 to £70,000.
OK. That's a good wage.
That compares favourably with Max's salary in the UK.
But he still has some concerns about a move.
Very happy about it.
But it's just the danger of, you know, that's what I COULD achieve.
And it's whether or not, again moving over here first time, whether I WOULD achieve that.
Do you think we would be able to see more of you in that
-kind of role rather than what you're in just now?
I hope so, definitely the kind of divide between work life and family life can be done,
-if you work hard.
-If you work hard.
-If you work hard and you take a risk. It's a big risk.
-That's what I'm realising, it's a big risk.
-Big risk to take.
No matter what the situation is, we're rolling the dice and we see what happens.
It's been a very important day
for finding out about work prospects, and this is how we're going to vote.
I love my job in the UK,
but I just let think there's so much more opportunities for career progression
-and the salary is much more for me here in Australia.
I think there's a huge amount of possibilities here.
I just need to find out just a wee bit more.
Still playing the cautious card,
Max hasn't yet been convinced a life down under's a real possibility.
So will a rare family day out together,
experiencing Australia's great outdoors win him round?
Today the Bones are visiting Yanchep National Park.
It's the perfect place to get up close and personal with some Australian wildlife.
Who's going to be first to see if we can see any?
Look! Hayden, you see it?
Wow. How cute is that?
That's absolutely gorgeous.
What's that over there, Hayden, can you see it?
Mingling with marsupials seems to have cast a spell on Max.
It's just a different world, it's so... This is incredible.
You see these things on the TV for years and years and years
and to finally be here, it's just incredible.
And Cara's also entranced.
-You can have the baby kangaroo and I'll have the koala, we can swap every week.
BOTH: They're so cute.
It's been a rare chance for the family
to spend time together with Max.
It's so good to see the kids just having fun and enjoying themselves.
This has just been amazing, great.
Having Max here is really strange for us as a family.
Usually, we tend to do things as a family of four
when Max is working, so it's been really fantastic.
And Rhiannon's noticed a difference in her mum.
For me to see my mum and Max together, it's just great.
I feel like my mum, especially,
she's so happy when she sees the kids happy,
and when she's with Max there is just, like,
a kind of air of happiness - I know that sounds cheesy -
around everyone. It's just... Yeah, it's just been amazing.
It's been a day of simple pleasures,
but one which could have been a turning point for Max.
Today's great, the best day out I've had for a while,
certainly better than anything we've had in the UK for a long while.
No matter what we do, no matter how much information we have here,
I think it's still going to be a big risk coming out,
but seeing today...
I'm starting to feel as if the risk is definitely worthwhile.
To have that time, hopefully on a regular basis, would be fantastic.
So, based on lifestyle, will the family choose Australia or the UK?
What an amazing day here at the National Park
seeing the koalas and the kangaroos.
Now it's time to vote.
It's not a surprise, is it?
-So we prefer Australia?
-We had a good day?
Where else can you sit and have your lunch with kangaroos as your company?
Just being able to walk past koalas and kangaroos,
-you can't usually do that.
It's ducks or cows or something when we're at home.
Koalas and kangaroos - big difference.
Different world, isn't it?
So far, their time in Perth has shown the Bones
that Australia could give them the family life
Sarah and Max have been dreaming of,
but Max is still concerned the finances of a move
just won't stack up.
Getting the right price for the family home in the UK
could be a good start.
Max and Sarah believe it's worth £190,000.
We sent two estate agents round to see if they agree.
Very nice. Lovely spacious reception hallway.
Oh, I love the doors,
solid oak, very nice.
It's a lovely kitchen, it's a spacious family dining kitchen.
This is the room we use all the time.
What a great room.
Obviously been extended to take full advantage of the views.
Love the hat.
It's got your Australia hat in it!
Spectacular views out over the countryside.
The master bedroom. Again, it's a very spacious room,
faces to the front, which is very good,
cos it gives it lots of light.
Really nice, spacious bathroom, in keeping with a house of this size.
Lovely corner bath, and a large walk-in shower.
This is my favourite room of the house,
I like pretty pink princesses.
Stunning scenery to the back of this property,
so, again, this room's got a lovely view.
Again, another nice pink room.
A good size.
I don't know how they've managed to get a photograph of me
in my swimming trunks,
-but there we are.
It's a stunning family detached property,
it's in a lovely area, it's surrounded by beautiful countryside
and in today's current market
I'd value the property at £195,000.
And for a quick sale 185,000.
It is a very impressive family home, seven apartments, four bedrooms
with a lovely extension to the rear taking full advantage of the views.
In the current market
I would value this property at £200,000
and for a quick sale, if the owner's looking to move abroad, 185,000.
I feel a big relief.
That was a big pressure there, that opens doors, doesn't it?
For the kind of value of the properties in Perth,
I was quite concerned that we wouldn't have enough equity
to bring over, but with that it's very positive
and I think this could be a goer now.
They're encouraging valuations,
but would the family finances balance down under?
We've provided a comparison of living costs between
the UK and Australia to help the couple do the sums.
First up, it's the weekly grocery bill.
Almost double, in fact more than double, for brown bread.
So, yoghurts we go through a lot of in the house -
it's over four times more expensive for yoghurts.
The crisps are awesome here,
I was hoping they were going to be more expensive to try and deter me.
So, that works out £36.89 more expensive per week.
Which, if we times that by four,
gives us £147.56 per month more.
-But, it doesn't seem unachievable.
And, again, anybody that knows me
back at home will know I'm a bargain hunter.
-You like to hunt for your bargains.
-So I would make it work.
That might take some savvy shopping, Sarah.
Examining their bigger outgoings, such as mortgage payments,
the couple base their figure on the second property they saw.
Equals minus £192.39.
The family's mortgage payments
would be £200 a month higher in Australia,
and it would mean almost doubling the length of their mortgage term.
30 years compared to 14 years in the UK.
-That's quite disappointing, isn't it,
-when you look at it?
Overall, the couple would be worse off by almost £1,200 a year.
But could their potential earnings make up the shortfall?
So, combined total income monthly would be...
OK, the difference between my income in the UK
and Australia, I'd be £2 a month better off.
That's not going to make much difference.
Will Sarah's salary?
-235 better off.
-Combined £238 per month.
-Which isn't a lot.
Actually, I feel pretty gutted.
Although they would be better off in Australia,
the couple feel it's not worth increasing the term of their mortgage.
I feel quite flat just now and I just need time to work this out.
-But at the moment I feel quite deflated, actually.
After looking at the figures, it is time to vote.
I don't think I would ever want to go back to having
a 30 year term on our mortgage.
I think it's a no-brainer.
Financially, we're better off in the UK.
To have a mortgage for another 30 years doesn't really appeal to me.
Yeah, the UK, by a long shot.
A longer mortgage term means more time together for the Bones
would come at a cost.
And there's emotional cost of a move to consider, too.
While Hayden's looked after by a childminder,
the rest of the family choose to watch messages from home together.
BOTH: Hi, Hayden, Sarah, Max.
You going to say to say hi?
Hi there! How's things going?
I hope Australia's meeting all your expectations.
Hello, Max and Sarah. Hello, Rhiannon, Cara and Hayden.
A good dad, good husband and a very good son.
Sarah's a very dedicated
and committed member of staff, very enthusiastic.
-I love you guys.
-We love you, too, Maya!
But we're a four.
-We're not designed to be a three.
I'm going to miss Sarah and the kids incredibly,
and I'm not saying I won't miss Max, but...
We've been through a lot together.
I'm sitting here and I can feel myself welling up,
and I'm going to miss her incredibly.
There is the one part of you that is wishing them all the best
and obviously it's going to be a new life.
But it is going to be a new life for us, as well.
That's hard to take.
-My dad doesn't get upset.
-That's horrible to watch.
I don't think we could all cope without you. We couldn't do it.
This is your home and, erm...
Yeah, I don't think I would enjoy anything
that I do as much if you weren't there, as well.
We'll miss you both, we'll miss the kids something terrible.
But if it's what you want to do
then we certainly won't stand in your way.
Love you loads. Bye.
You're going to go to Australia,
and I wish you all the very best
and I'm delighted for you.
Oh, that was hard, to see Papa upset, wasn't it?
Gee-whiz. That was hard.
Certainly our intention isn't to hurt anybody,
that's the last thing we want to do in the world.
But, watching that video, you realise that you are hurting people.
It's going to be really, really hard
to leave the people behind that we care about,
but we need to think of what's best for the family of five.
I think we've got to do what's best for us as a family, but...
obviously there's more than five of us in our family.
For five years, Sarah and Max have dreamt of giving their family
a new life and believed Australia was the answer.
But the week's shown the Bones
that a move to the other side of the world
will come with a heavy financial and emotional cost.
Will the family decide that's a price worth paying?
There's no doubt time together this week has had
a positive impact on everyone.
It's been amazing spending time as a family
and with Max being here all the time that's been really, really good.
I can see my mum and Max getting back to the way they used to be,
even just simple things like them walking arm in arm.
And it's so nice because they're both so happy.
But a decision on where the family's future lies
is anything but clear cut.
It's been a roller coaster week.
It's been ups and downs, so much information.
The financial aspect is concerning, but...
if you take the risk and it works out, the rewards are huge,
but if it doesn't work out...
probably more confused now than what I felt before I came out.
It's been much more difficult,
making the decision today than I would ever have thought.
As their final vote approaches,
Rhiannon's just as torn as Sarah and Max.
Seeing my nana and papa, especially, so upset, it was just horrible.
It's been a roller coaster of a week, now it's time for the final vote.
-Hayden! What's happened to you?
Do you want to stay at the beach or do you want to stay at home?
-I don't know!
-You don't know!?
It's Australia! I thought youse were undecided.
I changed two seconds ago because I turned around and saw you
and Hayden and Cara and the sea.
I was the same - you were standing on the beach,
I thought, why...?
You know, life's short.
Life is short, why not take the risk?
I want to go tomorrow!
I don't want to go home.
It's been a life-changing week for the Bones
and it looks like they're now ready to take the leap
and start afresh on the other side of the world.
We wish them all the very best.