The story so far

I PACKED THIS MYSELF started as a project working with migrant workers and local communities in Cornwall. We found instances of exploitation, discrimination and outright racism and tried to find ways of bringing people together to increase understanding. We've run workshops across Cornwall in schools and with other groups. We're now taking this work forward by looking at unemployment in rural communities.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

News from Szczecin

Autumn is almost here. So nice to hear from Ewa Cimochowska, who has returned to Poland to care for her mother who has had a stroke. She has sent some photos of the city we often discussed in workshops in schools earlier this year.

Ewa says she's busy running her mother's business. But she and her husband Waldek have been relaxing at weekends - picking mushrooms in the forest. Funnily enough I was thinking of mushrooms at the weekend when I went to Budapest and saw women from villages at the central market selling them on stalls.  I wondered where these mushrooms grew...