Hong Kong

It’s going to be a bright, bright, bright, sunshiny day. Coming home

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Strange to think that a week ago I was in Hong Kong. Getting closure but at the same time affirming my new beginnings. The sun has set on all those questions about “Who was my Mother? Who was my Father? What was my story?” And now I know. And the sun rises on new beginnings.  I have a big family in Hong Kong. Faces I recognise, and see myself in, Arms in which I am held. Hearts that have found a space for me within them. My second visit was, in comparison with the first, fleeting. 3 weeks. The first visit back in November 2018, for 90 days, to find my birth family. And safe to say, I did that, and more. This last shorter visit to get to know them better, celebrate XingMing Festival (ancestry worshipping), get my Hong Kong ID Card entitling me to permanent right of abode, retrieve the prohibited file from Social Welfare, celebrate two siblings’ birthdays and do some DNA detective work to confirm the identity of my Father. This, all of this I did. Today, back home here in Cornwall it’s Easter Sunday. I’m blogging early on this day.  A day to celebrate.  Resurrection. A new promise. Sunrise. All of these ideas and images feel poignant today.

By backstagestives

Looking for my long lost family in Hong Kong
And previously....
Fell in love with coastal living 5 years ago. And moved to stunning St Ives. A place to create and grow and flourish. Got me a home and a job. And never looked back. Everyone talks and writes about the famous dead people of St Ives. Virginia and Alfred and Ben and Barbara and Peter and Wilhelmina. Well I thought I’d introduce you to some very nice folk, and they’re all very much alive and make St Ives a much the better town for it.

3 replies on “It’s going to be a bright, bright, bright, sunshiny day. Coming home”

An absolutely perfect end to your search and wonderful new beginnings Laura. So happy for you. Can’t wait to read the book. Happy Easter lovely girl. Xxxx


Beautiful exciting beginnings dear Laura. You our one amazing lady and your family our lucky to have and now know you. Happy Easter. Xxx


Hi Laura! It’s Lindy, the Belgian expat living in Korea. I was tyding up and found your business card with your website. I remember your story about your search and I am so happy to hear you found your family, your roots and your history! Hope you are well! x Lindy


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