I moved to the UK in 2014, from Russia, and I soon settled in Gloucester.

I think it is a great place to live in.

I don't know about anyone else but for me, I think Brexit has had the strangest effect of making me much more inspired and creative.

I suppose it's been a mix of my new life in this part of the world and then the whole Brexit thing happening.

Not only do I read a lot more now, but I also started writing.

I attended a local evening class for creative writing.

And I have actually now published a novel, in English, with a big political aspect to the story.

It's set in 2030, after the many effects of the current political situation.

So Brexit works in mysterious ways perhaps!

Veronika Oleksychenko

Gloucester