It is culture that makes you a Roman, a Japanese or an Englishman.
I can remember a Japanese friend telling me he wanted to join the international culture, but he couldn't find one. And indeed there is no such thing as a multiculture - there are only cultures that are growing and changing all the time.
And the magic is that when you are living within your own culture, you change with it.
And culture is magical because it is out of our individual control. Our culture works its magic on us, our culture entrances us, and makes us who we are. We don't choose our culture - our culture chooses us.
And you, dear Xander, have been chosen to be an Englishman and I have been chosen to be an Aussie.
So we can't choose what we are but we can choose what kind of relationship we will have.
The relationship between an Englishman and an Aussie is already rich and deep and emotional. So where will we take it next?