Sunday, 7 December 2008
Hooray for the USA!
As the dark wet days of winter set in,family OTW are counting down the days until our next trip to our home in California....8 weeks to go! I have always considered myself as very English but over the last few years my dislike of what England has become has increased my long nurtured love of America.I have a large family in America that has established itself over the last 50 years and whilst I always enjoyed visiting I never until quite recently considered emigration as an option. Having a home in California has given me a chance to see what living in America is like as opposed to holidaying and I have found that if anything, everyday life has further convinced me that my and my family's future lies in America.The election of Obama,a man whose politics are the antithesis of mine has in no way changed my mind as I feel America is much bigger than any one man and will survive whatever he may or may not do.Many Americans believe rightly or wrongly that their country has seen its best days and the future is going to be a story of gradual decline.I politely have to disagree with this view...America is still the land that allows people to further their ambitions or shelter from the storms that wrack other less fortunate nations.....for me the future lies over the water.