Wednesday, January 04, 2006

A new kid on the Blog

I am the Syrian Brit.. and this is my blog.. I want it as a forum for all Syrian ex-pats, living away from home.. I welcome postings from anybody. However, I am particularly interested in hearing from fellow countrymen (and women) living in the UK..
As you may well have guessed, I am very new to the game of blogging.. virtually a 'virgin blogger', if such a thing exists!..
I have been living in the United Kingdom since 1985.. 'Longer than I care to remember' is my stock answer to the question 'How long have you been in England?'...
Don't get me wrong.. I am not complaining.. I love England.. England has been good to me, and has given me a home, security and peace of mind, and professional contentment.. And in return, even if I say so myself, I have been good to her, in my own way, through my hard work, achievements and professionalism..
Nevertheless, there is no place like home.. and home is where the heart is.. My heart is, and will always be, in the narrow winding streets of Old Damascus.. in the cacophony of its bazaars and the fantastic chaos that rules its existence.. My love for the Old Country can happily co-habit with my appreciation and gratitude for the one that I live in..
I would be delighted to hear from anybody about their experiences, good or bad, of living away from home..

6 comments:

Omar said...

ahla ou sahla :)
creative post title ;)

GottfriedStutz said...

Welcome to the new kid on the blog. I read your first three posts, and your comments on Damasceneblog. Very touching.

Keep up the good blog!

Zena said...

Nice to meet you.

The Syrian Brit said...

Omar, Gottfried, and Zena.. Thank you all for your kind words..

Yazan said...

welcome to the blogsphere!! ;)

Abu Kareem said...

I too am a forty something Syrian-born physician raised in Lebanon, living and working in the United States since 1986. I also recently started my blog hoping to share my thoughts as an expat. Looking forward to more of your posts.