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Angela Petch

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Born
in Rinteln, Germany
Member Since
January 2015


Born in Germany on account of my father being stationed there in the British army, post-war, I have not stopped travelling and collecting stories since. The remainder of my childhood was spent in Rome, I married in Italy, worked for a Dutch company, lived in Tanzania, East Africa and now divide my year between Tuscany and West Sussex, England.

Discombobulated…

I went for a walk early on Saturday morning. Walking is my go-to tonic. Lately, I’ve been feeling a little confused, frustrated. Anxious about what to do next. And a couple of health issues have dragged me down as well. That word discombobulated fits my mood. An American-English verb, apparently it originated in about 1934 as a humorous word to imitate hi-falutin-sounding Latin words. Other simila

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“young believe they will be young forever, and the old have always been old.”
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“How lovely is youth Which is over far too soon! Grab your happiness while you may: There is no certainty in tomorrow.”
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“They were very dark times for me, but my doctor was a kind woman and she urged me to continue to write down my feelings. And writing did help a little.”
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