Like a lot of people we had a dream. To live in the sun and take life one small step at a time. Kick back, sit back, lie back and watch the world go by.
With our two trusty dogs, Harvey and Holly, the 'H' Team, we wanted to move from wet and cold Britain to Cyprus, land of the sun and a place where living would be easier.
Ohh, but it was an eye opener, moving to Cyprus and within minutes of landing at Larnaca airport the staff there had lost our dogs. That was the beginning of a long night and an even longer journey of discovery... not to mention the unforeseen expenses.
Welcome to Cyprus. Please ensure your passport and wallet are open.
Kim Darby had never had to work in her entire life. After leaving college at eighteen she had married her childhood sweetheart and by the time she was thirty she had three young daughters. But her life was shattered when her husband suddenly passed away, without any insurance cover.
Suddenly she found herself with a stack of debts her husband had run up and no means to support herself. Kim needed a job.
It was an advertisement for a Financial Agent, no experience needed, that caught Kim's eye, declaring she could soon be earning £400 a week.
A week later and Kim was a debt collector... and the world was suddenly a seriously strange place.