It's the simplest of opening conversation gambits really. 'Where are you from?', but it has always been a totally loaded question for me. Up until I was 22, I had never spent more than 3 years living in the same place - different countries, different continents. I'm not exactly your typical english rose to look at either, so people are often curious. And because of the lengthy explanations required, both geographical and genetic, it has become an innocent query which I loathe with a passion.
But we've lived in Oxfordshire now for 17 years. My children were born here - it's certainy where they are from. And today, when I saw this video (on the Abingdon Blog) and heard the song (which I'm a little in love with), it made me look at where we live in a warm and rosy light.
Here's to enjoying the rest of the weekend where you are today, never mind where you came from.