Susanna came from Lisbon, Portugal, to join her husband in 2004. They came to the UK because they felt that the prospects were better than in Portugal. She had a daughter in 2004 and works in an office as a volunteer. Susanna likes Hull and the people. She has an optimistic outlook about the future.
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|Location:||Greenwood Avenue Library|
|Date of Interview:||01/02/2016|
Time Code Notes
[00:00:29] Susanne came to Hull from Portugal in 2004. She followed her husband who had worked in Hull previously in a warehouse. It was hard to make a living in Portugal and the family came to the UK to make a better life. Susanna had her child the same year that she moved.
[00:02:24] Her first impressions were the cold and the different accents. They lived on Beverley Road at first. She has found that people are a bit reserved.
[00:04:52] Susanne does not like the swearing and feels it is a bit rougher than Lisbon. She likes the museums and the shops and her daughter likes Primark. The people in Hull are good people and the City has improved since she first arrived. No-one has been unfriendly.
[00:07:09] Her daughter’s first language is English even though Portuguese is spoken at home.
[00:10:10] On the differences between Hull and Lisbon – Hull has countryside and city, Lisbon is only city so more stressful. People in Portugal are more sunny and optimistic otherwise people are the same worldwide.
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