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Old Jul 11th 2007, 4:19 am
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I was talking to my husband about our trip (booked the plane tickets on Saturday ) anyhow when we were talking tonight I said 'when I go home' he laughs because I have been here for 5 years and still call england home. Weird thing is on previous trips, when I am in England I will talk about 'when I go home' (back to the US).

Does everyone else have 2 homes?

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I was talking to my husband about our trip (booked the plane tickets on Saturday ) anyhow when we were talking tonight I said 'when I go home' he laughs because I have been here for 5 years and still call england home. Weird thing is on previous trips, when I am in England I will talk about 'when I go home' (back to the US).

Does everyone else have 2 homes?

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Home is where you hang your hat I guess. I have three homes if that’s the case.
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Old Jul 11th 2007, 12:25 pm
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Originally Posted by Ash UK/US View Post
I was talking to my husband about our trip (booked the plane tickets on Saturday ) anyhow when we were talking tonight I said 'when I go home' he laughs because I have been here for 5 years and still call england home. Weird thing is on previous trips, when I am in England I will talk about 'when I go home' (back to the US).

Does everyone else have 2 homes?

Ash
Yes, know exactly what you mean. We fly to England to go home, and then return home afterwards.
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Old Jul 11th 2007, 12:29 pm
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I refer to England as 'home'

I refer to the USA as 'hell'
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I refer to England as 'home'

I refer to the USA as 'hell'
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Originally Posted by Ash UK/US View Post
I was talking to my husband about our trip (booked the plane tickets on Saturday ) anyhow when we were talking tonight I said 'when I go home' he laughs because I have been here for 5 years and still call england home. Weird thing is on previous trips, when I am in England I will talk about 'when I go home' (back to the US).

Does everyone else have 2 homes?

Ash
Let him Laugh I have been gone 50 years and I am going HOME for Christmas
it wont be home to mum shes 94 and in a nursing home,Thats the strange part to go home and not to your original family home................But England is still my home.
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Been here 9 years, I still go home to Birmingham. I do not consider the US home, I just live here for the time being.
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Home is where the heart is!
I guess I have a lot of homes.
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When in the US I say home when I speak of England but when in the UK I refer to the US as home.
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Originally Posted by Ash UK/US View Post
I was talking to my husband about our trip (booked the plane tickets on Saturday ) anyhow when we were talking tonight I said 'when I go home' he laughs because I have been here for 5 years and still call england home. Weird thing is on previous trips, when I am in England I will talk about 'when I go home' (back to the US).

Does everyone else have 2 homes?

Ash

haha some friends and i were just talking about that in the pub last week when i was home....although we own houses in both countries, after 5yrs in the usa i still refer to my UK property as home.

have a great trip
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Originally Posted by rincewind View Post
I refer to England as 'home'

I refer to the USA as 'hell'
omg you sound worse than me

i don't refer to the usa as 'hell' well only occasionally lol i just say i reside here
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Originally Posted by Ash UK/US View Post
I was talking to my husband about our trip (booked the plane tickets on Saturday ) anyhow when we were talking tonight I said 'when I go home' he laughs because I have been here for 5 years and still call england home. Weird thing is on previous trips, when I am in England I will talk about 'when I go home' (back to the US).

Does everyone else have 2 homes?

Ash
I do the same thing! Does confuse some people though.
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Old Jul 11th 2007, 9:42 pm
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I do the same thing! Does confuse some people though.
UK always refered to as home, been here five too. I just reside here for the time being until we can find a way out! Home in US is only my actual physical house, not the country or the culture.
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Old Jul 11th 2007, 11:55 pm
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Home is where I raised my kids
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Old Jul 12th 2007, 12:01 am
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Home is where I raised my kids
Mmm very cryptic. Where would that be then? Here? There? Or do you mean the house that you raised them in, even though you might not live there anymore.

My true true home would be the hosue I spent my formative years in, in Shropshire. Although I have lived in a lot of houses, flats, and countries since then.

Its a cliche but home is where the heart is.
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