– 2018/7 – look around

You may or may not have picked up on the fact that my parents have left Italy and moved to England a couple of months ago.  Very brave move at their age, but also one that has had unexpected consequences for me on two fronts.  First, and I’ve mentioned this already, I feel like I…

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– 162 – postcards from New York –

… So… up early for a long subway ride and a short ferry journey to Ellis Island (we visited the ‘big lady’ on our previous visit so this time we just waved as we sailed past) On Ellis Island we took a ‘hard hat’ tour  and went ‘behind the scene’ into all the abandoned buildings…

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– 83 – local history

Grace Billings was the first woman GP to set up a practice here in Cheltenham in 1899.  One hundred and 118 years ago.  And we’re still fighting for equality… geesh… “When she first came to the town there were already forty doctors there; she was the forty-first, and the first woman. She has related how…

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