– 176 – poetry Monday

  Ed e’ subito sera  (by Salvatore Quasimodo) Everyone stands alone at the heart of the world pierced by a ray of sunlight, and suddenly it is evening.   My parents have moved out of Italy. Yesterday. They now live in the same town, not very far at all. I was so wrapped up in […]

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– 152 – family history

This is mum’s family.  Mum herself is the little girl in the middle of the front row, hair in a bob pulled off her face by an hairpin.  The young lady on the left is my aunty Marta wearing a very ‘on trend’ for 2017 Autumn, pleated skirt.  I may or may not have bought […]

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– 40 – family history/family mystery

This is how you end up losing a whole day … First you need to have a few books to put into your bookcase and because they’re in colour order this always require a little bit of shuffling and moving. Then you end up getting slightly distracted and start looking for books you haven’t read yet […]

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– 16 – family tree

I don’t know what made me start on this project again… maybe the phone call from my dad, sad because his cousin had died before he could visit her again (the snow had made the journey impossible for him)… or maybe because Mr M’s mum is losing her stories and she’s had a most interesting […]

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