Ian: “We live together in the house I was born in . I’ve been furloughed from my job as a hairdresser which I miss a lot not just because it’s tactile, but because of the conversation and interaction with clients that I’ve known for many years. I love hair too so I miss creating in that medium .
Mehdi has been here just over a year. He left Iran to escape persecution. He is settled and feels safe here in UK for first time after five years of hell. He has found his home.
Mehdi loves to cook amazing Persian meals and is brushing up on calligraphy. He works out regularly and go on long walks. I have been dressing up for Frock Up Friday and doing silly dance videos to make people laugh on Facebook.
Mehdi will use his skills as sports therapist to contribute to this country. He’s passionate about our culture , history and the incredible love and support from our friends and church family.
Luckily we’re having a lovely time at home and are turning the garden into an oasis . Both of us love quiet and nature and being with our thoughts but together.
Both of us pray that this will have a profound change in people’s attitudes to our planet, nature and other people.
We miss our much loved United Reform Church in Winchmore and its family. We miss our friend Charlotte so much. When this is over just to be able to look into our friends’ eyes and see their smiles will be a gift.
Oh and we miss London, and Zara. God we miss Zara, all those clothes with our names on….!”