We recently returned from a trip home to the UK. Every time I go back to my home country, I find myself appreciating hundreds of small pleasures I forgot I even missed.

I sometimes get into the conversation with my other expat friends where we bemoan light-heartedly that so much of annual leave is used up going home each year.

Whilst it’s not your traditional ‘holiday’, often with days spent visiting people in three or four cities in one day, clocking up the motorway hours and the costs, the truth is, it’s always incredibly special and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Here are nine things I adore about going home, from the deep and meaningful, to the fun and frivolous.

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