I’ve always loved Europe. I fell in love with this wonderful place on our doorstep interrailing after Uni, how could you not like the lavender fields of Provence, the glorious Alps, the whitewashed Greek Islands? And the golden thread running through was the friendly welcome wherever we went. Unrestricted travel is such a gift.

I recently researched my family tree and took a DNA test to discover I’m 50% Western European - I didn’t know! I’ve had a Finnish penfriend, a German best friend, a Spanish au pair, lived with a French family.  Proud to be a European? You bet!

Ruth St John