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Hi Maha! Interesting questions.

I’m intrigued at people’s varying sense of what they consider ‘acceptable’ invasions into what they consider as ‘their’ ‘culture’.

Christmas, for example, is an intriguing mash up of pagan, christian, consumerist stories.

Growing up in a family with wide differences in age, values, means, social origins led me to research to try and sort through the varying strands in order to situate myself.

Living in France and having French kids who speak English as their ‘other’ language makes for an interesting family linguistic environment.

I suppose all that makes me think that we all need space and loving elasticity of parents to remix, mash up and shape our particular stories.

All of this connects to discussion on hospitality…