Paul sent us this postcard—a picture of him and his wife in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Paul Hughes

25th August 2017

It means something to me as it is one of the first pictures of me and my wife who is German after we moved to Wiesbaden, Germany. It was taken 2 years into our European adventure after living in Amsterdam and then Frankfurt.

The ease in which we were able to move between countries was as easy as it was to move between cities.

Looking back and smiling at this, also makes me sad that my son may lose similar opportunities in his life. Without freedom of movement in Europe it’s possible my wife would not have had the opportunity to freely study and work in the UK and with no real qualifications it’s unlikely I would have had the opportunity to live, travel and work in Europe.


Paul also writes (and podcasts) about his life in Germany. You can find out more here. And he has written all about his life in Germany on The Expat Blog – just click the badge below to read more!

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Paul’s is just one of the postcards we have received! You can read them all here.

Disclaimer: As with all of the information supplied through the citizens’ panel and presented in our Conversations with the #britishinEurope feature, the views, information, or opinions of individual study participants presented above are solely those of the individual author. They do not necessarily represent those of the project team, Goldsmiths or our funders.

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