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Quaint, peculiar, funny: the United Kingdom… our "Wahlheimat".

We actually like it here: the weather (and the food) are not quite as bad as the natives (and the French) make you believe.

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It all started in the summer of 1977 when Vero, aged fourteen, was sent to York to improve her English and stayed with a wonderful family for three weeks. Karen, one of the daughters became a dear friend and many holidays in York followed over the years. As time went by, Thomas got introduced and warmly welcomed, and while we were living in Germany, we managed to pay a visit to York or spend a few days in London every two to three years, we even spent two weeks hiking part of the South Coastal Path in Cornwall in 1996.

Then came our move to Britain in 1998 and we have been living in Hampshire ever since.

We love the UK very much, its people, its history and the way things are (or are not) done. Moving to the UK for good, we surprisingly found that everyday life was quite different from the one we knew from the continent and we needed the better part of three years before feeling really comfortable in our country of adoption.

Rolling hills of Hampshire, England Rolling hills of Hampshire, EnglandWe have created a few photo galleries so far, but this section of our website is much a work in progress. So do come back and check for new pages as we explore more and more of our new home country.

England Wales
Hampton Court South Pembrokeshire
Tower of London
Windsor Castle
The Vyne, a Tudor house near Basingstoke

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