We’ve spent 48 hours together and now en route home via Italy, Switzerland, Germany and France. Couldn’t wish for a better sister-in-law @gillbyrom - you are THE best!
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IT’S ARRIVED! I’m in Italy and my lovely sister in law @gillbyrom delivered my copy late last night - it’s out today!I was lucky to read this book in its pre-publication format, and during the gestation period. Wow. Give Birth Like a Feminist is @milli.hill’s new book and needs to be read by all women considering childbirth or pregnant - and ALL birth workers and activists. If we are to seriously consider shifting the culture of the way mothers and babies are born around the world - then this text has to be absorbed and actioned. From a mother’s perspective, many mothers, words that need to be heard. The book challenges assumptions and aims to put women, whatever their cultural background, race, medical background - absolutely in the driving seat, where they should be. #GBLAF
I was 6 or 7 when this photo was taken. I was in Italy with my childminder Celia (far left) visiting her son in law Giovanni Felice’s (now known as Philip) family. Philip was married to Celia’s daughter Pat (swipe left) and it was a great adventure to travel so far by car from England to Sant Anatolia. My eldest sister Lynne had been on the same voyage the year before Pat and Philip got married - and the story goes that she had to act as a chaperone. Swipe left to see my sister sat on a small hill, and also coming out of a church with a fab 1950’s dress on, with Pat. Sadly, both Pat and my sister Lynne are not with us now 😞 RIP, but we have their wonderful accounts of the trip secured.
So when I was there, I can’t remember being homesick, but I vividly recall Philip’s old mother wringing the neck of a chicken that had been scratching around 5 mins before, right in front of me. I remember bottles of ice cold Orangina stored in the cellar, and the flies that lit up at night.
Well, I’m on my way back there right now. We go frequently and I love seeing the same family as they get older, with us. This year @gillbyrom is joining us for a week, so we’ll have time to chat and relax. And with those older family members, recount the tales again. 🇮🇹 #memories #italy