When I came over from Zimbabwe in 2002 it was an experiment really. I used to work in a good job back home, but my friend was here and kept saying, “You need to come over to the UK,” so I just wanted to try and see how it goes. I’m still here; it’s been more than 20 years of my life.
When I arrived, I stayed with my uncle and my aunt in London but after about a month I decided London was not for me. The air was a bit too polluted and I needed more freedom, space, and fresh air. I had a friend in Loughborough so I moved there and then to Leicester. I go to church regularly so that helped me make friends and surprisingly, I met other old classmates here as well.