Saturday 14 September, 2013 by Uncle Spike
Some people have a problem with trying to pigeon-hole Uncle Spike, a self-confessed square peg, into their convenient round holes approach to life.
This is a reblog from something I saw a while back.
So, yeah, I get this one…
I have dual nationality, and carry 2 passports.
I used one forename until age 11, then changed to use my 3rd forename.
I have been married twice, and widowed once.
I was a step-granddad before I became a parent.
I have no ‘hometown’ that I can really call my own.
I changed my name through law some years ago.
I loosely followed a few denominations of one religion,
then changed religion completely.
My parents both have mixed backgrounds,
including English, Irish, French and possibly a dash of Indian.
My wife is Turkish, but speaks better English ‘than what I do’.
Our 6 year old is completely bi-lingual (he has two mother-tongues)
and loves his Spanish lessons at school.
So when folk ask me where are you from…
I just put on my best vacant look and smile like Forrest Gump..
Thanks for the interesting blog : A Collection of Musings