The novel focuses on different couples as they leave their relatives and friends and head for the land of sunshine, cuddly koalas and kangaroos. Their expectations are high - after all they are going to a land where English is spoken, where they drive on the left and where there is a large community of Brits. For the Poms in this novel, it's a fresh start (away from the stress of modern day living) in a place where the kids will grow fit and healthy in their new adopted land. It isn't long before reality dawns. For some Life in Oz is perfection. The sunshine, the beaches, the barbies, the relaxed way of life. But others find the difference in their new lifestyle far too much...Who will survive and who will become a Ping Pong Pom, as the Aussies love to call the people who give up and decide to go back home?