Craig and Linda are empty nesters, retired with two adult sons. The eldest lives in 300km from Mackay the youngest is married and settled in Sydney with a new grandson. Craig was a partner in a local accounting firm, now filling up his days quickly with volunteer work but loves a game of golf, kayaking and having a nap in that hammock on the weekends. Linda does some very part time work using her interior design skills and some volunteer work also. She walks on the beach daily to keep fit with interests in design, art, reading,gardening. We have had a successful exchange to London in 2006 and Barcelona in 2007 and on retirement mid 2011 travelled Europe for 3 months with 12 house exchanges-- a marathon in organisation, but we loved it all. We find exchanging challenging but very rewarding and we have met some wonderful people.