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Home for Christmas, a whinge.

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felice Mon 09-Sep-19 12:44:50

I am a long-term migrant in an EU country lived here for 24 years and family are also here. I am already being asked if I am 'going home' for Christmas.
When I point out that I am at home I get some very confused looks and then lots of frankly silly questions.
Asked in Church yesterday if I had booked flights, duh I live 5 minutes walk from the Church, as this person knows well. I pointed out that it would be a very short flight........
I had made it very clear that I would be staying at home but she kept on for about 5 minutes.
DD gets it too and she is married to a local man.
Just the start every year.
Thanks for listening, a 92 year old friend was also recently asked!!!!

crystaltipps Mon 09-Sep-19 12:51:41

It happens here too. One of my neighbours parents were Sri Lankan. She was born here. Her parents are dead. She is often asked “ where are you from originally?”. When she says “ Here” or “South London”, people are often a bit puzzled.

Wheniwasyourage Mon 09-Sep-19 13:03:22

What we get is "Are you having the family home for Christmas?" when all the DC are aged over 35, have homes and families of their own and live 100-200 miles away! We've been to them more often than they've been to us since they left home.

GabriellaG54 Mon 16-Sep-19 18:36:49

I LOVE Christmas 🤩🎅🤶🌲☃️❄🌟🕯🔔🔔🎶

Charleygirl5 Mon 16-Sep-19 18:43:05

I keep being asked if I am returning to Scotland for Christmas. Considering I have had no living relatives there since 1979, I doubt it very much. Strangely when I was married, my home was here.