Kasia in a Basket

Life Through Basia's Eyes

One of my favourite pictures of all time. This is because it is full of memories.

Our first flat in South Ealing Road.


Kasia is sitting in a basket which belonged to my grandmother who kept all her pots and pans and cutlery in it when I was small. Somehow I inherited it well before I even went to university in 72 and kept it for many years after she died in 1988. This picture was taken in 1982. I no longer have it, however, as my husband threw it out in a rare fit of decluttering. I am glad I still have the photo, as it was a strange shape and size. But it made a good canoe for the baby.

On the bed is a blanket handmade in Granada which I acquired on my year abroad in 1975.

That blanket went with me everywhere – it was…

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