Wanted Down Under
Episode 21: Howells Family
Deborah and Gethin were bowled over by the Australian lifestyle on honeymoon there in 2004, making a pact to return permanently once they had started a family.
Their plans suffered a setback when both their fathers died suddenly within a week of each other and the couple resigned themselves to staying close to their mums in Wales. But their desire for an outdoor lifestyle was too great to ignore. Encouraged by work opportunities, they moved to Dubai in 2012, believing it would give them the lifestyle they wanted while knowing they were still close enough to home should they be needed.
But while they enjoyed their new life, son Lewis struggled to fit into his new surroundings, and when he begged them to return six months later, the couple found themselves looking for jobs and a new home back in Wales. Now, three years later, Gethin is worn down by his daily commute and missing the family time he had enjoyed in Dubai, and he is convinced his family's future belongs down under.
But having struggled to rebuild their life once, Deborah is adamant they aren't going anywhere without making sure it is perfect for everyone. Will a trial week in Perth be enough to put the whole family on the same page and secure Gethin the lifestyle he dreams of? Show less