Greetings to all
Bonjour tout le monde
Mario has just offered me this cosy space on the web to post my comments, reflections and interact with you. Thank you Mario. It is a pleasure to be in such fine company.
So, let me start by introducing myself. My name's Barbara Dieu but many people online call me just Bee and this is also my avatar. Why Bee? Well…because I used to sign B and later because I became as busy as a bee…buzzing in cyberspace
At home, my family calls me Basia, a diminutive for Barbara in Polish. Although I was born (Rio de Janeiro) and brought up in Brazil, my parents taught me the language and I am very grateful to them for that because undertanding your parents' language makes you more aware of your roots.
As there were no other Polish families where I lived, I thought for a long time Polish was a secret language only we spoke. You can imagine how astonished I was when the first Polish family visited us ! I thought they had broken the code!