Reblog: Okay, but where are you really from?


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


2 thoughts on “Reblog: Okay, but where are you really from?

  1. You’re more mixed up than what I am.


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