I guess I’m writing this for a few reasons. One is to remember what this all felt like. The same reason I document a lot of passing moments. Another is to remember a most incredible woman. Few times in a persons life are as heart breaking as the death of a loved one. This was a good death though. While sat at my Grandmothers bedside and in the many years leading up to her last breath, we had … [Read more...] about Ofelia Matilde Battaglia. Nonna.
A Concrete Reminder
My Gran has stood in the same spot waving goodbye to visitors for 40 years. It's one of my oldest memories. I have a thousand versions of this. Leaning over the back of a car seat waving till She was totally out of sight. Or now, a wave, a double tap of the horn and a glance in my review mirror, wondering if this is the last time. The neighbours have gone or changed, my parents have gone, yet … [Read more...] about A Concrete Reminder
Too Old To Be Happy, Too Young To Be Sad.
"I'm happy if you're happy" I just said to my Gran. "I'm too old to be happy" she replied. I had to smile. "..And I'm too young to be sad. My Gran (@Granumentally) is 85 years old. She has good days and bad days. Today was a bit of both. My oldest surviving relative and one of very few. I have known her longer than anyone alive. Including myself. I'll miss her deeply when she's … [Read more...] about Too Old To Be Happy, Too Young To Be Sad.
Nonna Makes Borscht
The stew like soup, Borscht can be found all over the world. Originating in Ukraine It's regularly found it's way to my table having either being cooked by my Ukrainian Grandfather and now after he has passed away, his wife, my Italian Grandmother. I call her Nonna. The dish has many different variations. I enjoy all the ones she makes. If you have a chunk of black bread to hand.. even better. … [Read more...] about Nonna Makes Borscht
Pizza with @Granumentally
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