just returned from my first (and probably, my last) trip back to the motherland.
I have just become a grandmother for the second time, both kids in the UK, sadly, and whilst i miss them already, i am so glad to be HOME.
The shopping was great, Gosh how i miss Primark, TKMAX, Asda..........Greggs the bakers;
Went to the old haunts, met old friends, visitd family.......and enjoyed all of that. The museum of Liverpool Life was AMAZING, as was Tate, the maritime etc.
BUT, I was reminded of alll the things that made me choose to leave, and the trip has confirmed that i made the right decision to leave.
We havent had it easy, as those of you who know us will agree, and i do get lonely sometimes; but the place has changed beyond what i recognise as "home"; shocking news of a 94 year old woman, beaten and having her finger almost severed, whilst she was in bed, by some scumbag....and the police have no clues who did it,or why this happened to her..........re afirms that getting the H out of it was absolutely correct.
News that certain ethnic groups grooming young girls and passing them round their "fiends", and the police did NOTHING about the complaints for almost 2 years; and then "protect" the lawyers of this group from "racist" protestors was saddening in the normality of what i remember about it all.
So for now, i am staying here in Adelaide, sheilded by my ignorance, and content to forget.
Have a good day all.