Where am I now?
As I say in Where have I come from I? – I was brought up in a small village in Ulster. My parents died in 1992, but my sisters and lots of extended family live in various parts of Ireland. I never returned to live there, although have regularly and often have holidays and family caring and sharing. I go as often as I can. My main home is in Edinburgh, though I also have a condo in USA near where my grand-daughters live. Both get rented or are shared between me and the lodger, as there is no way I can manage two homes otherwise.
I have three sons – one lives and works in Shanghai, his wife is in New Zealand, and my grandsons have been here, there and are now in Shanghai, where I was when I started blogging. I do not know when their lives will change, though of course it will eventually. Another son lives in Rhode Island, USA, with his wife and my three granddaughters, where the condo is, I am missing them every day I am here. My third son, who is a writer, is in Edinburgh, and I just miss him, Edinburgh and friends nearly too much. But now I am back for a while – will leave again soon.
I spend as much time as possible with each family and love the experience of the different countries in which we live, however much I do not love the problems, personal and global, of getting there and however much I miss those who are where I am not. The world is wide.
The world is very wide and also very small now we have internet, and travel. How long will it last? I am not at all interested in shopping, and manage most of the time with a carry-on amount of luggage, so long as I have my communications stuff with me. I am fascinated by the processes of culture, different cultures, and how many we can each inhabit at one time.
So I can’t update this all the time. More learning process – just go to the blog homepage and guess where I am or where I have been, maybe where I will be next.