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Conversations with my mother

My mum grew up in Britain during the Second World War and witnessed the winds of change as they blew through the decades. Mum has dementia now but is still very vibrant and full of sparkle.In this podcast, join me as I walk my mum down memory lane and through the history of her extraordinary life.

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Episode 9 - the out-takes

Join us for a peek behind the microphone as we share one or two things which we didn't include in the episodes.  

9mins

17 Jul 2020

Rank #1

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Episode 8 - Australia

Toni and Jim move to Australia in 2006 to be close to their children.  Jim is diagnosed with Dementia in 2016 and sadly Toni also in 2019.  This podcast is a tribute to my mum, for everything she is, and always will be

29mins

16 Jul 2020

Rank #2

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Episode 7 - In the driver's seat

In this episode we talk about Toni's life when she and the girls move to England.  Toni gets a job on the local paper for a few years as a journalist.  Then she edits a motoring magazine and gets to test-drive cars all over Europe.   Music by Piananino on AudioJungle

30mins

31 May 2020

Rank #3

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Episode 6 - life and work in Bahrain

After a decade of motherhood, Toni heads back to work.  She gets a job as a newsreader at Radio Bahrain.  We hear about Toni and Jim's active social life in Bahrain and about Jim's reconnection with his family back in Australia.  Music by Piananino on AudioJungle

31mins

18 May 2020

Rank #4

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Episode 5 - Family life, the early years

In this episode Toni and Jim jet off for their new life in Bahrain in the Arabian Gulf, where they marry and start a family.  We learn about Bahrain, known as the Pearl of the Gulf, Toni's new job and the arrival of their children.  Music by Piananino on AudioJunglePodcast artwork by PodcastcoverologyThank you to my extended family for their help in putting together this podcast and most of all my mum for sharing her incredible memories. 

28mins

8 May 2020

Rank #5

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Episode 4 - Introducing Silvio James (Jim) Bernardy

Born in Italy in 1933, Jim was one of hundreds of post-war migrants who settled in Australia, after WW2.  In this episode we look at Jim’s background, early family life and how he came to be in the UK in 1960.  Music by Piananino on AudioJungleThank you to my extended family for their help in putting together this podcast and most of all my mum for sharing her incredible memories. 

14mins

2 May 2020

Rank #6

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Episode 3 - Toni leaves home and starts work at Harrods in London

Toni leaves home for her first job as a junior fashion buyer at Harrods in London.  We learn about her life in London, the sad passing of her father and how she meets the man she will marry - Jim Bernardy.Join me as I walk my mum down memory lane and through the history of her extraordinary lMusic by Piananino on AudioJungle

26mins

26 Apr 2020

Rank #7

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Episode 2 - The King is dead, long live the Queen

Britain emerges from WWII and gets back on its feet. We hear Toni's memories of the passing of King George VI, the coronation of Queen Elizabeth and the arrival of television in Britain.  Music by Piananino on AudioJunglePodcast artwork by PodcastcoverologyThank you to my extended family for their help in putting together this podcast and most of all my mum for sharing her incredible memories. 

14mins

25 Apr 2020

Rank #8

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Episode 1 - Growing up in 1940s Britain

In this episode you'll meet my mum, Toni Bernardy.  She'll recall her memories of WW2 Britain, the air-raid sirens, the impact of American GIs in Britain and her life growing up.  Join me as I walk my mum down memory lane and through the history of her extraordinary life.   Music by Piananino on AudioJungle

28mins

19 Apr 2020

Rank #9

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My mother was born in Great Britain in WW2 and witnessed the winds of change as they blew through the decades.  She’s 80 now and has dementia but is still very vibrant and full of sparkle.  This podcast documents her story.  Music by Piananino on AudioJunglePodcast artwork by PodcastcoverologyThank you to my extended family for their help in putting together this podcast and most of all my mum for sharing her incredible memories. 

1min

15 Apr 2020

Rank #10