All posts by Kathryn

Wayne, Brussels, BELGIUM

Wayne, 45 years old, is a British plumber living and working in Brussels.  Wayne speaks fluent Dutch which helps him get decent jobs from the Flemish speaking Belgians as well as the large English speaking community living in Brussels.

To hear more about how Brexit will affect Wayne’s life contact us here

*These photographs of everyday Brits in Europe are part of a collaboration with the photographer Charlie Clift and his acclaimed exhibition Brits in Europe.  For further information go to BritsinEurope.com

Kirstin, Grenoble, FRANCE

Kirstin, 51 years old, is a web content manager at the ESRF, the European Synchrotron, in Grenoble. She went to France for a ski trip and is still there 32 years later. She loves her working environment – 40 different nationalities working together and the science, she says, is mind-blowing.  Last year she managed to convince her 80-year old mother to move from Norfolk to a small house just around the corner from her.  Her mother is now settling in well and has happily adapted to the French sun, markets and food culture. Until the Brexit vote, she’d never considered taking French nationality.   Now she’s getting all the paperwork together to  request dual-nationality. She’s worried that in the future it might be difficult to stay in France or to defend her interests as a Brit living in France.  She also wants to have the right to vote.  She feels Brexit is a waste of money and effort and is wary of the rise in the populist movements in parts of Europe seeing how they can easily tear people apart rather than unite. She adds that Brexit is sadly not gaining Brits any friends in France at the moment. Kirstin is divorced from her French partner and lives in Grenoble with her almost grown up children who are bilingual.

To hear more about how Brexit will affect Kirstin’s life or to contact her directly, contact us here

*These photographs of everyday European Brits are part of a collaboration with the photographer Charlie Clift.  For further information on his acclaimed exhibition go to BritsinEurope.com

Robbie, Tallinn, ESTONIA

Robbie, 47 years of age, has his own tree surgery business in Tallinn.  His main client is the Tallinn city council felling and pruning trees and plants across the city.  Robbie has 2 children with his Estonian wife and struggles with the local language.

To hear more about how Brexit will affect Robbie’s life contact us here

*These photographs of everyday Brits in Europe are part of a collaboration with the photographer Charlie Clift and his acclaimed exhibition Brits in Europe.  For further information go to BritsinEurope.com