“I believe you can make your home anywhere, that it is not necessarily the place you were born or where you grew up. For me, home now is with my partner Rob and our dog Sam in Australia – the two of them together make me feel at home. Although it took a while to find my feet in Australia, it was quite easy to settle here as I never missed the Netherlands (as a country) itself.

I do however, miss my close friends and family – and that occasionally makes me homesick; not for the place, but for the people. I try to see my family and friends every year, and at the end of this year they will be visiting us in Adelaide for our wedding. I am really looking forward to that, to share my (physical) home with them!”

Adelaide | 32, 37