I have just learned that my next grandchild will (more than likely) be born in Mullumbimby, Australia. Yes, Mullumbimby; you did pronounce it correctly!
His/her mother, the lovely Kellogg, is half Swedish, and half Russian. She is a Swedish national.
His/her father, the equally lovely Wills, was born here in France but holds a British passport. He and Kellogg are currently resident in Oz.
With world travel being such an easy, everyday, part of modern life, I imagine that this sort of multi-national upbringing must be quite common.
So, I was just wondering; when in the future he or she is asked about 'nationality', the reply must be "I'm an Aussie-Anglo-Ruskie-Franco-Swede".
Sounds like a pretty good mélange
It's great! :)ReplyDelete
My granddaughter's mother is Thai. Last year they visited Thailand when my granddaughter was just over a year old. Still she needed a passport. On the form when it came to race, my son had to check other.
Sounds good to me too..... and access to a few different countries' passports is a great plus too.ReplyDelete
Everyone loves the Aussies except the Indonesians at the moment. Mullumbimby ~ nice part of Oz.ReplyDelete
what happened to the picture Cro - it is blank on my screen? what a multi-national family you areReplyDelete
Click on your 'refresh' button, it should appear!Delete
It has such a romantic and exciting ring to it ……… I always wanted to say that, but I'm just plain old British !!!! XXXXReplyDelete
Yes me too !Delete
A Mullumbimbian grandchild - how exotic. I have a Japanese friend who married a French man and they now live in a Catalan-speaking part of Spain. Their daughter already speaks 5 languages, and she's only 7 years old.ReplyDelete
Lady Magnon's first language was Russian. Having nearly been born in Kathmandu, her father's next posting was to Moscow, where she had a Russian Nanny who spoke only Russian.Delete
My Baboushka was Russian.Delete
What a wonderful set of cultures your next grandchild will 'stand' upon. There's hope yet for the world.
I would just like a grandchild - any nationality will do!ReplyDelete
My parents think along the same lines. I hope to not disappoint them :-)Delete
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Wonderful. I was born a boring American but have always loved my family ancestry (French, Scots, and Cherokee), must be an inner longing for deeper roots.ReplyDelete
I was born in Germany, Dominic was born in Cape Town. When I went to register his birth at the British Consulate and obtain a UK Birth Certificate, I was told he wasn't entitled as he was now the second generation born outside UK territory. Fortunately, I had a few contacts. Dominic is now the proud possessor of only the fourth birth certificate ever to be issued by the British Embassy in Angola. Every time I read it, I am delighted. It says:ReplyDelete
Register of Birth within the Consular District of Luanda. Place of birth: Cape Town.
He got his British Passport.
Hey Cro. A Heinz 57 like my self. how exciting... think of all the places that baby will see. it is mind boggling isn't itReplyDelete
Hi Cro, I have three nieces born in Mullim as they call it a wonderful place to be born and they live in an idyllic part of OZ..maybe Lady M will be winging it over here and how wonderful that your daughter is over here too and although a fair way from one another there is support at hand.Congratualions.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on another grandbaby arriving soon. In the US, nearly everyone is from someplace else, so we often give a nod to our ancestral heritage. Although i'm sure many Americans would be shocked if they went to their ancestral places only to be find themselves referred to as Americans and any ancestral connection ignored.ReplyDelete
I love the cultural cauldron. But it's a long, long flight to Tipperary to keep the home fires burning. I guess it's just what we do now.ReplyDelete
Congrats on the coming grandchild Cro. Because of so many cultures, I think your grandchild will be a confused soul in the beginning but later he/she will be a real mature person. And not to mention multilingual.ReplyDelete