Going on holiday to England. Every year it is an event I look forward to. Loads of people have asked me over the years what attracts me to this part of the world. Lets try to explain! I came to England for the first time in 1997. We went to Manchester and saw a small part of the Lake District as well. I was mesmerized by the people here, the landscape, the funny language, the warmth and friendliness, the food and so on. It was another world I stepped into, a world I wanted to explore more. In 14 years I have had the priviledge to see large parts of The UK, in general. I even lived here for awhile, before my kids were born. To me, London has few secrets to discover and Oxford I know like the back of my hand.
I was born and bred Flemish. A child of two Flemish parents and all my live I have lived in Flanders. However, I feel that my heart and soul don’t belong in my country of origin. Evertime I come back to England, it feels like coming Home. “Home” with a capital H.