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For the love of Karol…

I used to be happy in Poland. Married with 3 children our apartment was not big, but with the little we had I turned it into a loving home for the 5 of us and in all those years we … Continue reading

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Do not clip their wings…

In early 1996 one late evening the telephone rang. I was in bed but I clearly remember my son, a student at Manchester University, on the other end of the phone recounting the details of a visit to Manchester Town … Continue reading

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Longing to belong…

I’m one of those that they all really hate. I’m one of those that they talk about a lot. But also, one of those that they never talk about. One of those that are blamed for the Leave vote. I … Continue reading

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Middle-of-the-night musings

It’s the middle of the night and sleep has eluded me. I’ve been awake for hours and earlier I felt as if there was a lead weight in the pit of my stomach.  I had a sense of looming disaster … Continue reading

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Land of the lonely trees…

That is how I called it, the land that I fell in love with when I was 16 years old. From the first day of my exchange student summer I knew that one day I would live here. It was … Continue reading

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Second-class citizen

I can tell you exactly when they took my identity. It was on the 24 June 2016 at 4.40am precisely. I will never forget the sharp pain I felt when they wrenched it from my heart in one single rip. … Continue reading

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What breaks us…

We moved to retire somewhere with clean air, slower pace of life and a strong community and so we moved to the beautiful hills of the Sybelline national park in Italy in 2013, bought a home and found a community … Continue reading

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The Other…

Today I’m travelling to Liverpool. In September 1976, I travelled by train to Liverpool for the first time to start a course in Occupational Therapy. It was the start of my life in the UK, the start of something new. … Continue reading

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Thoughts…

I would like to share a conversation I had at work last Sunday. I have worked in the NHS for over 20 years now. I am Spanish, and, with sadness in my heart, obtained British citizenship around a year ago … Continue reading

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#InLimboVoices

…are Mini-Testimonies we share almost daily on Twitter and Facebook. We have asked thousands of EU citizens in the UK and British citizens in the EU to tell us how the referendum has affected them. These are their Voices – … Continue reading

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