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  • In Harrrow-on-the-Hill, London, England, on 18th August 2012 (from 09.15 to approximately 11.00)

    HELLOnephew – vegan buffet – in-your-face sisters – the awfulness of shopping centres - a daughter’s loss, a daughter’s joy - diet and fibromyalgia – “I know I shouldn’t but aubergines are yummy!” – pins and needles - “I asked for an americano. I wasn’t expecting a birdbath of the stuff.” – the art of rolling-up in high winds – embarrassing one’s children – thumbs-up to self-help - Hippocratic Oath? Hah!! - older sisters vs. younger sisters - Professors going AWOL - The Perils of Punchballs - Grandmother Eugenia (Ginny) and language - 'The Source' directed by Rado Nihaileanu - Paris, France – crossing the border – a problem with papers on the cross-Channel ferry - what English eccentricity lets you get away with abroad – “At least I didn’t make the same mistakes with my second. I made a whole new set.” - Mexico – mother-in-law - politic lowering of the hemline – squeaky voices à la Hattie Jacques – unspeakable acts of Italian partisans – Grandfather Antonio – firing squad – Uncle Peter Casati – Auschwitz - ‘brain fog’ – special exercises - tiredness - fortitude - Alzheimer’s - worrying about elderly parents - breastmilk - “How DO you milk a seal?” – go on working and accountant be damned – soaring youth unemployment all over - “Whatever ‘s happening to the NHS?” - London Bridge Tube via Finchley Road? Yes. - a spring in the step - food allergy? – ‘The Elephant Man’ – hearing the voices of the Departed:Dafne’s curse - “This is the right platform.”GOODBYE

    Image: Diane's gift to me. It's beautiful.
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