This months travel link-up was all abut places that you can’t get out of your head. I tried to write a post for the last couple of weeks, but I just could not make any sort of coherent argument – not when there are bigger things happening in the world that I just can’t get out of my head.
I have written time and time again about how homesickness makes you feel as an expat. We are living on the other side of the world and sometimes the thought of being so far away feels like a heart wound that won’t heal. But we have chosen to live in another country. We may have limited visas but we have the right to live here, and can travel as we please. We may be permanently skint but we are secure. No so for the thousands of refugees currently walking across Europe.
They have the same heart wounds except the home they are thinking of no longer exists. The food, the neighborhoods and the history that we miss, well we will experience it again someday – for the refugees it no longer exists. Imagine how you would feel if it were all gone.
That feeling is enough to make me want to help. But they also currently have no security, no water, no country, no idea what is around the corner and memories of a civil war haunting them.
So what can you do? I am selling the sterling silver cloud pendant to raise money for the Save the Children Child Refugee Crisis Appeal. Literally all the money you pay is going to be donated, I’m even paying the Etsy fees to make this happen. And if all 30 are sold? Together we can donate £1,000 to the refugee appeal.
Please, for all the times that you felt homesick help me do this. Click here to buy.