Monthly Archives: April 2014


In blind ignorance and raw naïveté, exacerbated by exhaustion, unable to absorb, comprehend. Pushed, prodded, shouted at. Trying to speak, to stutter, to stumble. First day, First person, First feelings, then not enough to conquer a weekend alone, in a … Continue reading

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Spain; In The Beginning There Was A Letter, Then There was Passion.

Maternal Concern  ‘Marta’s horrified.’ My mother forced her way into my thoughts. Her campaign to dissuade me from working in Buenos Aires had begun. I had recently returned from a not very successful stint as an au pair in Greece. … Continue reading

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#Food Glorious Food

#Food Glorious Food.

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An Achilles heel / Un Talón de Aquiles

If only I were different, if only I were thin, I’d have all the tools I need to win, and wi,n and win. Yet, I was an ugly duckling. Inside, up, down and out. Pushing, protecting and projecting what I … Continue reading

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