In Limbo testimonies

The following testimonies were submitted for “In Limbo” although not published and their authors acknowledged in the book.

Meike’s Story

I remember the day we first met. I arrived eight hours late for our date at Liverpool Street station. My ferry from Bremerhaven to Harwich had been delayed, bad weather dragging out a cold and sea-sickening passage…

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Wouter’s Story

My very first visit to the UK was in the summer of 2000 for a cycling holiday with my brother. We got off the ferry in Hull and, before we were well on our way to York, it started raining and I had a flat tyre…

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E.D.K’s Story

My story is first and foremost a love story. Love knows no borders after all. I was born and raised in Belgium. All my life I’d had this feeling that my destiny was to leave my country for good one day…

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Yasmin’s Story

My mother was born in the UK. My grandparents, however, were from Spain.
My story began when my British (with Spanish heritage) mother married my father, who’s originally from Iraq, and had me in 1991…

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Symon’s Story

I am British, born and bred. I am married to a British wife and have a young daughter. I grew up in London in the 1980s and 1990s. I saw first-hand the issues regarding race tensions and the campaign of terror of the IRA – and lost a serving friend to them. I never gave in to hatred for anyone…

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Susi’s Story

In 2001 I ended up in the UK after meeting a wonderful British man in India. We were in love and I ended up staying. The beautiful southern coast became our base and home and from there I spread my wings and travelled the world…

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Sarah’s Story

I am British born and bred, from Lancastrians who came to London in the 1950s to work. We were not a wealthy family…

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O.P.’s Story

To date the result of the Brexit vote has not affected me. Even in the lead-up, in the midst of the Remain and Leave campaigns, I did not experience any negative situations. This may be due to the fact I am based in London, a city traditionally open to and founded by foreigners: the Romans.

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Natalia’s Story

My name is Natalia and I am Spanish. In 2009 I sold my flat in Spain and I got an important amount of money for it. Tired of my life in 2010, I left my job, sold almost all my furniture, and put the rest of my belongings in a van. I took the Ferry and I moved to London.

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