It's strange. For a long time now, I haven't really considered myself as French. I was born there and lived near Paris between the ages of 2 and 13 but since then, I've spent the rest of my life in England. I probably go to France 5-6 times a year to see my Mum and my family and did exactly that this Christmas break.
As you all know, on the 7th of January, 12 people were killed in an attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, including editor-in-chief Stéphane Charbonnier and staff cartoonist Jean Cabut. The attack took place in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, 1 mile from the apartment I was staying at in Paris that very morning. My Mum and I set off around 10am to get back to the South of France. The shooting took place at 11.30am.