We enjoyed a lot this exchange. It will remain in our best memories.
We stayed in Margaret and Charles' beautiful house over Christmas and New Year's (about three weeks all in all) and had the best of times. Perth is a lovely city and their house and garden are amazing. They were kind enough to let us use the car (a Jaguar, OMG!) so we could easily get around to the many, many beaches surrounding Perth. They even connected us with some friends who were kind enough to invite us over for Christmas - things like that are only possible with home swapping, I guess. And great swapping partners like Margaret and Charles. Communication before and during the exchange was great, the two of them are very thoughtful and helpful. We had the chance to meet in person twice, which was a treat, because they are great people and fun to be around. When we returned to our home we didn't even notice someone had been there, everything was spotless. We are very thankful for this wonderful exchange and can't recommend it enough, if you get the chance to stay at Margaret and Charles' amazing house. Thank you guys!!