It’s hard to sum up our time here in Munich without becoming nostalgic. We came here young (ish) and fresh, passionate about the jobs we came to do and so keen to explore the city and its surroundings. We came here knowing no-one and leaving our very first home together behind.

And oh what a beautiful, messy, lively, enriching and extraordinary 4 years it has been.

Our feet have trampled on more bits of Bayern soil than we could have imagined. We have swum in lakes, climbed mountains, tasted the southern specialities and drunk the delicious beer.

Our guest book is full entries from family and friends who have shared in our Munich experience.

We’ve been reminded yet again, that good friends can be made everywhere, you just have to be open and yes, sometimes have that little bit of luck.

We built a happy home for 2 and leave as a family of 4.

The last couple of weeks have felt like a lap of honour. Munich, you have been so good to us. I will carry so much away, that I know that I have no right to be sad to leave.