Sorry HippoDrone what i meant by my 'grass is always greener comment' is that it always appears that way until you arrive on the other side. The main plus here is good biking weather and the food, that's if you are happy to eat copious amounts of pasta and pizza. I'm here because my wife is Italian and she wants to be close to her family, so i will make the best of my situation. There's a reason why over half a million Italians have moved to the UK to make their homes there.Hi John, welcome to the forum. Your bike looks lovely, I have a Triumph too, but mine is a triple. I am quite envious of where you are living now!