Author Archives: claritamannion

About claritamannion

Lancashire / Catalunya / México / Netherlands. Copywriter, linguist, avid reader. Travel lover, foodie, amateur photographer. Keen swimmer, football fan, SPN family.

Let me die like a Mexican: embracing the Day of the Dead

“A civilisation that denies death ends by denying life.” -Octavio Paz. They say you only truly die when your name is spoken for the last time. Nowhere is this more true than in Mexico, where Día de Muertos – or … Continue reading

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Food for the soul: oh, Oaxaca!

More than just a holiday, my visit to Oaxaca was an escape from reality. My world came crashing down one sunny Tuesday afternoon in February when I was told I had to leave Mexico before the month was out: by … Continue reading

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Back to basics

Working in online content, I get paid to write every day. Somehow this had fooled me into thinking that I was a writer. When I was growing up, I wrote constantly: stories, poems, diaries and endless pages-long letters to penpals … Continue reading

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