There can be a feeling of loneliness when moving to a new country, and it can be easy to seek out new connections quickly to the new world you’re living in, and feel obliged to phase out some of the connections to your homeland that may seem obsolete. Bringing the famous red cup style of America together with the iconic British teacup perfectly symbolized for me the idea that two worlds can come together without ruling one another out. You can have the red cup, you can have the teacup, you can be both without losing your personal identity.
There are many of us expats out there who might sometimes feel like home is a blurred line between where we are now and where we once were. You might put the toast under the broiler but still cook the beans on the hob, for example. Depending on which day of the week it is, I might go to the mall or the shops. I never really know which version of language is going to come out of my mouth until it’s opened, much to the entertainment of those around me.
Fact is, I didn’t sign over my rights to be British or American when I got residency in my new home, and I’m keeping both. This is why I believe in my brand, bringing worlds together and embracing the expat in all of us.