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Last days of February 2019 mark 7 years since I moved to the United Kingdom. For a while now I haven’t lived in one place for so long! I have also lived for 5 years in Ireland, 7 years in Germany and 2.5 years in the United States. Soon I will be living longer abroad than in my home country Poland. My little daughter was born in the UK but she has a Polish not British citizenship. In the light of Brexit and the fact that some nationalist sentiments are on the rise everywhere in Europe I occasionally worry if someone will, at certain point, tell my daughter that UK is not her country. I suppose this would be a drama for her. Surprisingly, recently I have heard this myself on TrekEarth. A Polish person told me that I have no right to call Poland my country because I don’t live there anymore.
But who am I then?

Looking at the bright side: I have to say that I enjoy living among British people. They are kind and friendly and whatever they think, they would probably never tell me that this is not my country. I could get same salary in Poland, I could live closer to family, but if I ever decide to move back to Poland I would certainly miss the kindness of British people.

This photo presents doors which I spotted on my family walk through Stockton-on-Tees last Sunday. Not a spectacular sight but I wanted to share something freshly photographed again.

I have changed the title after Ian's comment to indeed much more suitable "Brexit" :)

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