Isabella Buck: Eurolingua
Italy is MY country. It has always been. In my childhood, we went on holiday to the beaches of the Adria, Tyrrhenian Sea, Elba and at 17 years old I got to know Firenze and Roma. When I am in Italy, I am approached in Italian because of my appearance. Love has cut my dream to live in Tuscany.
I had everything I loved in my little paradise in South Africa , when my house, garden, photo albums, cookbooks and art collection were burned down overnight. The terrible inferno reduced 900 houses to ashes overnight.
Since then I only have what I really need. But it must be sustainable. For my birthday I often get beautiful bouquets of flowers; after a week they end up on the compost.
This time for my birthday, I have adopted a tree that will survive, and bear fruit too! I use the olive oil daily. I am happy with my adoption and the reuse of my beautiful 5-liter can of oil …
My father, an artist, was born in 1911. He left a lot of art in the world. I want to honor him with tree number 11.