Not sure where home is after living abroad

An innocent question in a Bristol pub left Alicia Davies, 23 (pictured below) struggling with her sense of belonging. She left the UK as a child and returned to study – and later work – after 10 years living in a village near Béziers

My first night back in England and I sat down to have a pint in a gritty pub in Bristol.

A man sat on my table due to the lack of space and struck up a conversation. He asked where I was from. I stared at him and said something about France.

He asked if I’d lived out in the sticks. I paused, then nodded, shook my head and smiled. The truth was, I had no idea what he was talking about.

The man looked at me, a little confused. The problem was, I’d just spent the past 10 years abroad – and living “ ...

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