Give a Pickle

I have observed that the best ideas flow from the relaxation of a morning shower. A little spark came to me and I acted upon it. I was to make pickles. It was a beautiful warm autumn day. COVID 19 restrictions meant stay @ home. So I set up in the driveway. Table, chair, chopping…Read more »

Reflection- being a mother

My son is so funny- the way he observes and interprets the cat’s playful behavior, trips me to laughter. “I think the cat is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder- why is he always attacking and scratching me?”, like our cat’s a person. He was a five-week, rescue kitten from the Cat Protection Society when we…Read more »

The Calabrese Care Package

My Mum sent me a box of food.  A Calabrese Care Package. Having missed the Easter pilgrimage to Mildura due to COVID 19, our package arrived by express post. Urgently delivered and received with GLEE! A fourteen-day quarantine rule for those who travel, alas the contents will not endure such restriction. Related to live imports and…Read more »

Book Launch – Ascolta Forum- Pezzi Pazzi

Giuseppina Marino Leyland What an honour to launch this books. I have organised many events, but Ascolta is close to my heart as a daughter of Italian migrants. All of us have similar experiences, like we are looking in a mirror; a ricochet of our stories, setting momentum of place and space. Our collective experiences…Read more »

Book Launch – Ascolta Forum

My Mother’s Story Through My Eyes by Maria Fantasia What an honour to launch this book. Thanks Teresa for asking me. I have organised many events, but Ascolta is close to my heart as a daughter of Italian migrants. All of us have similar experiences, like we are looking in a mirror; a ricochet of…Read more »