Weekly Photo Challenge: Home

I’ve spent the last five days pondering where exactly is home for me? Is it Canada, where I was born and raised? Or, is it the stunning mountainous ranges of Sardinia, Italy that I married into? Or, is it the seven mile long stretches of sand in Grand Cayman that I call home?

This is what home represents to me:

Canada

I was raised on this plot of land, I ran circles around my grandfather as he mowed the lawn on the driving lawn mower. I found kittens in the kids mini-house and watched them grow into mewing adults and there once stood a 5 bedroom house and a mountain of memories.

Weekly Photo Challenge Home by Jennifer Avventura 2013

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Sardinia, Italy

For the past five years I have called this amazing island my home. I have hiked from one mountain to the next, stopped at farms to watch running horses or to see the birth of a new baby lamb. I have witnessed the worlds best beaches and swam in the warm waters of the Mediterranean. Sardinia has stolen my heart, she is my home.

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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Thirteen years ago this tiny island in the Caribbean was my home; a few months ago she became my home once more. With her inviting waters and seven miles of beach, it is here where I relax, it is only here, at this time in my life that I will call her home.

How many homes do you have?

This is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Home. To see how others live around the world, click here.

About Jennifer Avventura

Canadian Freelance writer living in Sardinia, Italy. A serial expat who lived in Australia, England and Cayman Islands. She eats Nutella with a spoon and hides under the bed during lightning storms. When she's not out running 6k you will find her sitting at the computer - writing her novel and searching for worldwide waitress work.
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11 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Home

  1. Debra Kolkka says:

    I call Australia and Italy home, and feel equally as ease in both places.

  2. Three fabulous places I call home. Terrific post Jennifer.

  3. Paul says:

    I call Sardinia home, Canada home, USA home, Cuba home, Mexico home……wherever I go I immerse myself in the local culture and people and lo & behold I feel I’m home.

  4. colonialist says:

    ‘Home is where the heart is’ is attributed to Pliny the Elder, so the saying has been around for a while. It is valid.
    In my case, home is a place that only exists in memory. It has changed too much for me to want to return.

  5. Home is where the heart is :)

  6. David Perry says:

    Southern Ontario has always been my home, and unless I win the lottery, it will likely always be.
    I could certainly get used to living around the mountains of Brittish Columbia. Somewhere out of town.
    If I live my whole life around here, I’ll die satisfied.
    -David

  7. The Hook says:

    Your answers always rock, Jennifer!

  8. I vote for your home in Sardinia!! I’m sure I would love it too. But of course, your home in Canada will always hold lovely memories for you! :-)

  9. Life of an expat is a tricky one, but who says you can’t have more that one? One by birth, one by marriage and another by employment ;)

  10. kathexpat says:

    Hi Jennifer, love your blog! I found myself (a Canadian born in Europe, living in Melbourne and engaged to an Australian) asking myself the same question: where is home!??!

    kathexpat.wordpress.com

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