Wednesday, June 17, 2009


It is 10 years today since I arrived in the UK. It has been a bumpy ride. I arrived thinking I would just find my niche and fit in. It took me a long time to realise that I was always going to be slightly out of step. It was fully nine years before we felt we had developed relationships which qualified for the epithet friendship.

However, I have made my peace with most of it and realise that this is it. This is my life. This is where it is playing out, and this is how it's going to be.

To all you other displaced persons, expats, foreigners, outsiders and misfits: I salute you!

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