Reflections on life

LEARNING TO CONFORM

Ana / August 27, 2019

It started with the uniform. A very long list arrived from the boarding school I was to join in a couple of months time, to be bought at a certain department store. It was 1960, I had just turned thirteen, and the world was about to wake up to a fashion revolution centred on the young. And I was to…

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Living in Italy

CORNERING ON TWO WHEELS

Ana / August 19, 2019

Between 2008 and 2013 I lived in the hills of Northern Tuscany and wrote about my experiences. If you love Italy, and the Italian way of life, this may be entertaining. Receiving mail in the early days of being here was a real pleasure, someone, somewhere, knew where I was, even if it was only the bank. I was outside…

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Reflections on life

SETTING A COURSE FOR LIFE

Ana / August 13, 2019

It isn’t difficult to see some aspects of my father in a heroic light. He was a risk taker and a natural entrepreneur who went right out on a limb to follow his instincts, creating a business and a life entirely his own way.  He was the son of a monumental stone mason, and my grandfather’s yard was immediately across…

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Living in Italy

THE POLICEMAN AND THE PHOTOGRAPHER

Ana / August 7, 2019

Between 2008 and 2013 I lived in the hills of Northern Tuscany and wrote about my experiences. If you love Italy, or would like to experience it , this may be entertaining. From my house to town takes about twenty minutes in the car, winding down the hairpins of the mountain road and into the valley. Although its origins are…

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