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It all started 18 years ago.
I had an add in the penpal list of Quilter´s Newsletters Magazine, and got a lot of letters. Mostly from the US, but on thin paper, written with a steady, beautiful handwriting, was a letter from India. I wrote back, and soon Carolyn and I became friends.
10 years ago I got a phone call while I was on work, from a colleague. He was arranging a trip to Rome, there was a last minutes cancelling and he wondered if I would go. He gave me one night to decide.
When I came home from work that day there was a postcard in my mailbox. From Rome.
Dear Britt Arnhild. I am in Roma visiting my daughter. I am to stay longer than planned, and since we now are on the same continent, why don´t you come down and we can meet?
All of a sudden the desicion to go to Rome was very easy to make.
That was our first meeting.
And also my first meeting with Sheri, Carolyn´s daughter, who lives in Roma (and who always has a bed available for me :-))
Since then I have met Sheri in Rome several times.
And in 2008 I met Carolyn again.
I turned 50 that year, and gave myself a very special birthday gift:
three weeks in India, staying with Carolyn and Hossy.
And now I am back again, this time for a week. And with an extra bonus - Sheri is also here together with me (though Terje could not come, he had to fly back to Norway and his job from Hong Kong)
Friends came for lunch a few hours after I arrived. Sheri made vegetarian pizzas. Enough for several soccer teams. The pizzas were baked in the new wood oven out in the garden.
It feels great to be here again.
Photos from Sheri´s pixxa party.
In her kitchen in Roma she has cooked me an Indian dinner,
here in Carolyn´s Indian kitchen she is making me an Italian lunch.
You find all my posts from India though this link. (it is several pages long, so press the arrow at the bottom of each page to go to the next one)