Jilliana Ranicar-Breese

Hails from Liverpool decades ago and is proud of her Heritage!  Today she is a Life Writer/Memoir/Autobiography Writer and Facilitator/Mentor/Broadcaster on 'Your Voice Matters' - Brighton and Hove Community Radio on Fridays at noon reading 'Jilliana's Vignettes' - Episodes from her colourful and synchronistic life. Gastro slow traveller/photographer (faces and places). Interviewer/raconteur/storyteller/conversationalist. Travel consultant/Senior Reviewer (level 6) for TripAdvisor)/Editorial Consultant for foreign publications/websites in English/Linguist, who can lead women's Life writing groups at Home or Abroad in French, Italian and Spanish. Have ticket will travel!  Jilliana has experience in Mental Health. She has healed herself through the power of writing and firmly believes writing IS Therapy. She writes what she says and says what she writes! www.Jilliana.com  


Like whirling Dervishes Clothes flicker past Butterfly eyes Clothes, like marriage Don’t last Forever Dumped into sad White crumpled bags Rejected rags and tatters Recycled Garments Cheap or dear Same price tag Classless Rich or poor Designer labels Abandoned Until Plucked by gleaming eyes Hunting for bargains Priceless Some things money can’t buy   Brighton …

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Tomorrow’s Now.

We live in chaotic times Living for the moment For tomorrow we could be dead Blown to pieces Being in the right place at The wrong moment Death is at our door Lurking, surprising us “Any bombs today?” I ask Strangers, neighbours A special bonding between persons Known and unknown Like during the war A …

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Water – Life and Death

Childhood fear Drowning The harbour Bornholm, Denmark Slippery slope Near death Floods Rio de Janeiro Outside Inside High up in hilly Cosme Velho Bed floating Escaped possible death News received in Mexico West End Green Basement flat Flooded Months later Strench of damp rags Water essential to life Water essential to death Brighton 2007


Angeline pouting Visualising BB Her famous lips Her writhing nakedness Lusting After men and Boys of all ages In France Where the Sixties Cinema Revolution Began Vadim The Mentor The Svengali Inventor of cinematic Sexuality and sensuality Never before Never since Until Angeline A new pout A new independence But not a sex kitten Or …

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Brighton A La Cubana

Morning. In my Hanover kitchen Smell of Cuban coffee Taste buds alert BBC News at 8.00 But No BBC English Spanish had infiltrated the airwaves Another time Another place Another Hangover morning First Che stepped down From 2005/2006 large square calendar Then he sat in my yellow, black And chrome kitchen Smoking His huge smoldering …

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My Magical Life

I am Queen Jilliana. I have always given out individual playing cards with my name and phone number on. Each card was and is unique. Sometimes I would sign them JRB after I got married. I have also been called Madame Jilliana and The Duchesse by one of the waiters at La Pallette in the …

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Miss Young.

How I hated Wednesday afternoons. At 3.00 pm on the dot she would appear.  Miss Young. I never knew her first name, nor did I care. The piano was in the chilly front room of a late thirties semi in a respectable suburb of Liverpool. A room used once a week for the traditional Jewish …

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