It is exactly 40 years since I left for the U.K
I departed for the airport, in Mauritius one early morning in January 1974, I was 21 years old. I bade farewell to my family and that was the last time I saw my Dad – he died in 1977, aged 60.
Looking back now that was the most painful memory of my life.
In those days we used to write and send some money home almost every month. None of this instant emailing or facebook, my Mum and Dad could only know what I was getting up to in […]
Reminiscences from 1970’s
My first ever flying experience to the U.K was via Rome by Alitalia in 1974 as a young man ready for great adventures! However as all of you who emigrated to work and/or study in the u.k know full well the reality was all too different – it was mostly hard work in those early years !!
Fast forward to the present day and the U.K remains a great country and hundreds of thousands of people still coming here every year in search of a better life. But lets go back […]
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Mauritius is like paradise or as famous author Mark Twain said
“God created Mauritius first and then paradise was copied after it..” (Very true!)
With this is mind, I feel that when people ask me ‘where are you from?’ I don’t really deserve to say that I come from Mauritius. This is because I see myself as British, I was born […]