My new home in Derby

Avinash Kaur


I am from India. I am 18 years old, and a Lexis student at The Roundhouse in Derby. I moved to Derby in 2016. It was one of the favourite moments of my life. Brum, brum, brum, the noise of cars moving on the road as if competing with each other. Although it was night time and dark outside, it seemed as though it was bringing us to a bright day in our life. We arrived in a cheerful city known as Derby. Luckily we found a house in the Normanton area, this area is a perfect example of diversity. The shops and the food stores are set up in this area like the shops in a fair.

After a while I got a place in the college. I was so happy because this was my chance to make friends, who were born in Derby. Unfortunately, most of my friends are from Europe, but still I was happy, because now I could learn both the European and the English culture at the same time.

The thing which I really like about Derby is the nature of this place which is so colourful and lively. The only thing which I miss from my country is the weather, which is pleasantly warm and good for human health. Although I do not like the weather here, I really enjoy the snow. I had never seen snow in my life before coming to Derby.

Here I have the opportunity to learn to drive for the first time. When I was in my country I was afraid of driving but when I came here I became more confident and gave a chance to myself. Derby has a friendly nature from which I learned to be more people-orientated.

In the future I would like to see myself in the army learning many new skills. This would help me to serve the people in the city of Derby and have an impact on the happiness of this wonderful city. Derby welcomes people from every corner of the world. Derby is small city, but it has got a big heart.

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