Pasang Tamang

Born: 1st August 1951

Kathmandu, Nepal

Date of interview: 29th August 2006

Map showing where Pasang Tamang came from

So quite heavily pregnant, and you arrived and it was snowing in December, and what was your first impression of England?

When I came over it was snowing, it was very, very dark, very cold, and my husband came and picked us up, took us to a room in Southall. We had one room in one house, and then after hehad dropped me and everyone else off he went to work. And then he came back with a takeaway from the restaurant a little bit later. I didn't really like it that much because when I was in the village I had my family, food was plentiful, I understood everything, and when came over I couldn't understand Hindi either or English.