Tuesday, 26 May 2009
Friday, 22 May 2009
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
"Hi Sarah. Thank you very much for this. It's a lovely and very poignant article. The picture is amazing. I imagine it means a lot to you. One of the women who is coming on the program, Maria Ring, told me over the phone, that she has a photograph of herself and her mother taken by a Japanese guard at one of the camps. She was only about 3 or 4 in it. As you will know Bernice is taking part in the program as well as Maria and her sister Vilma, who was 11 when she was interned. I'm afraid we fixed the interviews quite a while ago and we can only really accommodate three in the studio - otherwise I would been straight on the phone to see if you would have liked to take part! Anyway thank you for sending me the article - it was very interesting to read."
Monday, 18 May 2009
Sunday, 17 May 2009
- Autographed pointe shoes from the Royal Ballet (prima ballerina, Viviana Durante's)
- A glorious designer hat by Stephen Jones (about which I wrote a short story, The Pheasant Feather Hat)
- Silk shirts from Liberty's
- Velvet-collared covert coats from Jermyn Street
- Books, including some first editions (these hurt the most but needs must).
It feels good to be free of these things. It's liberating, and empowering. Like the high ceilings in our new Georgian pad, I feel my life opening up. Expansive, is the word. There's more space and light in this new life. We intend to fill it with experiences rather than things. We are done with things. Never again.
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
My Seven Things:
1. My daughter
2. Her father
3. Our new home city (moving soon!)
4. The original shutters and window-seat in our new pad
6. Spending time with my mother
7. Shaking up the mix, decluttering, moving on.
My Kreativ Blogger Award recipients:
Words in Place
Vanessa Gebbie's News
Anne Brooke's Writing Journal
Do You Write Under Your Own Name?
Help! I Need a Publisher!
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