I am actually a real person – Marion Fuller-Sessions, a recently widowed wife, mother, sister, granny and friend – ‘une femme d’un certain age’ now in the prime of life (or so I would like to think). We ‘downsized’ our lives five years ago and moved to Winster. At the moment in lockdown, I am appreciating having the time to keep up, personally and via the blog, with my family and friends.
Although we’ve been for many years happily settled in the Derbyshire Peak District, many newer friends are surprised to learn that I had a far from conventional ‘English’ childhood: I was born and brought up in what is now Zambia, in the African sunshine, often with few neighbours and not many modern facilities – deprived in some ways but extremely privileged in others!
(That is a photo of me – Highly Inflammable? – as a baby in the portable ‘meat safe’ I was carried about in when my parents went on tour, deep into the bush. A far cry from a modern baby buggy!
I’ll tell you all about that too, some day…)