I think it's interesting, Meldy, but then I'm a bit of a family history geek. If they were important enough to be knighted, and as they sound, it probably wouldn't have been unusual to have travelled between Aus and the UK a few times. Certainly they might have chosed to have a baby born in England - maybe staying with the wife's family (many women went home to mum, coming across the world might have been less feasible for some, but not as much as you might imagine)
((Sluggie)) - I'd try to shrug it off (if you can!) as not meant to be hurtful, but also positive in that she is glad to be going home again!
and ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ for tomorrow (is it tomorrow? or very soon!)
Mr P rang the GP for an appointment this morning and the receptionist knew it was him ...