Featured Places: Flanders, Belgium
I live on the beautiful South Coast of England, in Eastbourne. I love the downs, the pebbled beach and the sun rising over the sea and setting inland – colouring the sea and the horizon with shimmering lilac and purple.
I grew up in Belgium – where the sun sets over the sea – among the rose nurseries in Flanders. I really struggled when I first arrived in the UK in 1987, only gradually realising how profoundly different and deeply alienating I found a culture I had thought I knew and understood.