My Mums

It’s 10:00am in New Zealand and midnight here in Korcula and I’ve just had a big chat with my Mum (she’s in NZ).  I love that technology allows us to keep in touch so easily, we were chatting on skype.  Mum is a pen and paper correspondant, and I love that as well, I have a great pile of her letters collected from the years I’ve been living away.

I miss my Mum, she’s great.  I have four older brothers, three lovely sister-in-laws and a bunch of great nieces and nephews.  None of whom I get to see often enough.  I’ve been living on the opposite side of the world to my family for 12 years now and missed a lot of family birthdays and other events.

Now I have a new family and a second mother, she’s great too.  Mrs Seba senior and I get along really well, I’m not sure how much of this is due to my serious lack of ability to speak any Albanish or Croatian?!! Smiles, hugs and nods go a long way, but not far enough.  There are so many things I wish I could say and share with her.

The tourist season here in Korcula is a very short one and I plan to use the winter months to learn some more Croatian. Will keep you posted on my progess… so far my progress is Polako – slow.  I look forward to learning some language and cooking skills with my mother in law – I have managed to learn quite a lot of food words! Important things first.

However, it’s late and I am catching the 6am ferry to Split in the to meet a dear friend from Scotland who is visiting us and the sun.

I hope I learn to liven the blogs up soon!

Please let me know if there is anything you would like me to share or write about.

Best wishes


About Seba Silver

In June 2011 my wife and I opened a small store on the beautiful Dalmatian Island of Korcula. Our store (Seba Dizajn) showcases stunning filigree jewellery, all work is made on site offering you the fascinating chance to see filigree jewellery being made. Visit us at to see and purchase some of our filigree jewellery. The Seba family have been working, and creating beautiful pieces of filigree jewellery for over 500 years.
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