Good to see that you are not stuck in a rut for evermore in the antipodes. At your age (probably at any age) one needs to vary the pace and place from time to time.
I guess this means you no longer want the glass for the enlarger?? Is the darkroom gonna keep going? Jars would be pretty keen, I think.
I can't help but say that there seems as though there might be a bit of 'business' to attend to back in the UK.
It has been great having the contact that we have had and I wish you all the best.
I suspect you may find there is a robust LF community in the UK. They have always seemed more dedicated to the darkroom over there. Probably a side-effect of the weather.
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