Despite having never met any of Jack’s Australian relatives before we arrived on their doorstep, they have done nothing but make us feel welcome and included. So included that we were invited to a second cousin’s engagement party, whom we met on the night. The engagement party followed Lebanese traditions, with the future groom and bride being led in separately by their family, before exchanging rings in front of family and friends. After the exchanging of rings there was dancing and dinner. There was a huge selection of Lebanese food; both savoury and sweet, which his family ensured we ate plenty of, before filling Tupperware with more sweets to take home.