This thread would have been sooooooo useful when I was applying for citizenship but sadly I never noticed it.
Totally agree with those who say it’s very personal. Like others on this site I have kids who seem to be settling in other European countries (Austria) and I didn’t want to have any restrictions put upon me I consider myself very English and part of me would like to return but my husband considers himself very French, and he certainly missed his country when he was living outside of it.
I think, if I hadn’t been able to keep my first nationality it would have been a very different decision, I arrived here when I was 47 and I will never lose my foreignness or accent, nor do I want to but neither did I want to be here on sufferance nor ( and I know this is a petty reason ) did I want the extra hassle at immigration when travelling.
If we were fabulously rich I’d have houses in several countries including Britain and move around with nothing more than a toothbrush (I’d also buy horses and a groom to look after them, take my family to Bora Bora and fill my house with Turner water colours) however, as it stands, I don’t regret taking on French citizenship. It looks as though I’ll be able to vote in the elections next year something that, due to my peripatetic past, I haven’t done since I was a student!!