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Where was she born?
When did she first get on an airplane?
a) At 15 days
b) At 15 months
c) At 15 years
How long was she in Holland ?
a) 7 years
b) 9 years
c) 11 years
What did she regret later in life ?
a) Not staying in England
b) Not having life-long friends
c) Not going to China
How does she feel about living in other countries?
c) No feeling
I am totally English but I spent my whole life basically living in other countries, well, my parents
spent most of my life living in other countries. I've actually been at school in England for quite a
while of it. Living away from your own country is great. I guess it's really good when you're young
you get to see different countries. I stopped off in Africa and Nigeria. I was actually born in England,
but I went there fifteen days after I was born so, my first plane flight was 15 days old, and I can't
really remember obviously that much of that but then we went to Holland for nine years, which is great and
it's, you know, I'm very lucky to have grown up in a different culture, although very embarassingly I can's speak the
language cause I always went to an Enlgish school, but it's kind of difficult cause you, wherever you go, you
make friends. You get close to people and then suddenly you have to move, and move house, go on to somewhere else, and I found this to be the sort of hardest thing, when I was 8, I went off to boarding school in
England cause my parents thought I'd get a better education that way than moving around to different schools all
over the world, and this was you know, it was good it was fun, but something like I always envied was
the way, all the other kids at school, there school friends were just their friends in term time, but
their real friends were friends that, you know, they had known since they were little, since you know,
since they had been born or, you know their early school friends and they still knew them and you know
even when I was 18 years old, still, my friend's from school had their real friends at home who they'd
known all there lives, and I've kind of always envied that because we've always been moving around and
as I say, you know, I'm very lucky, we've been in Holland, Scotland, and Africa, and I've very lucky to
have seen all of these places but it's kind of hard as well, not having a root, not having a place where
you can actually call your home, somewhere to go back to at the end of the day and have all of your family
and friends around you.
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