"Not quite belonging to either cultural setting we continued working hard and making something of ourselves, which was our chief objective and not blending in to our host nation"
"The polished gentleman asked me to leave and invited anyone else who felt as I did to do the same"
"The build up to my GCSEs were excruciating, the constant reminder from teachers that the exams where coming up and that it would define the rest of your life"
"when I was 13 I started dating a guy who was 23. He had a car and used to pick me up from school. No one batted an eyelid – how different life is today!"
"we thought we were king of the walk."
"Books are your windows on the world"
"So my little parcel of dreams surfaced from the drawer broke out of their tissue paper and cotton wool and my journey began..."
“This year after allocation to all the boys, there was only enough to fund 3 girls” and I was not one of them.
"it feels like it will never end, but it does end!"
"It's a nudge to get my own life in order too, reminding me to following my dreams"
"When a customer asked for Durex, I pretended not to hear, so they said it louder.."