I was born in Mauritius, a little paradise island in the Indian Ocean. Actually, people keep telling me that they’ve spent their honeymoon in Mauritius so it must be true!
Well, to me it is just heaven when I am filled with the colours, smells, tastes and sounds of this peaceful bridge between Asia and Africa.
I’ve spent most of my adult life in Europe and met my husband in Paris, in Law school where I studied French and Anglo-American Law. Against all odds, I’m a lawyer but I’m mainly busy raising my 3 extraordinary kids.
How long have you been in Luxembourg?
We arrived in Luxembourg in Summer 2012 quite by accident but couldn’t think of going anywhere else since then.
Which reason took you to Luxembourg?
We moved to Luxembourg to support my husband’s career move, which was meant to be only a … transition.
Tell us a few things that have surprised you when first arrived?
- The feeling, as a multicultural family, that we were not different from most people in Luxembourg.
- The green
- The awful weather
Can you give me 3 adjectives to describe your life in the Grand Duchy?
Peaceful, fulfilled and surprising.
What aspect of Luxembourg would you miss if you had to leave tomorrow?
If I had to leave tomorrow, I would miss the multiculturalism that makes my children feel so at home in Luxembourg.
Tell us what is your preferred district in Luxembourg and why?
Belair because everything is within a walking distance and it’s so pleasant to be able to enjoy the city parks.
Can you give me one word in your language that is impossible to translate into other languages?
“Ayo” is the perfect chameleon word any true Mauritian has to masterize to communicate properly. Its meaning covers nearly every feeling one might have, from fear or sadness to anger or happiness, depending on how you stress and emphasize the word. Tricky job indeed!
For which reasons have you decided to join the JUST ARRIVED Ambassadors club?
I think that it’s a great way to be useful to other people, to newcomers as I was once and it makes me proud to share the best of my culture.