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.

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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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