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Body All Over the World, Soul in Trinidad Alone

My name is Nicole Huggins-Tudisco and I’ve lived out of Trinidad more than I have lived in it.

I come from Cascade, where I grew up with my parents, who were both from St Vincent. Before I was one, we moved to England, where my father, an engineer, did his architectural degree. Then we moved to Barbados. So I was off Trinidad from when I was just months old until I returned when I was six.

I have one sister, Nadia, 16 years younger. So, basically, I was raised as an only child until I was 16. By pure coincidence, not caesarean section, she was born on the same day as me. So I told her she stole my birthday.

My second husband, Bob, Roberto Tudisco, is Italian and we had a language barrier the first night we met. Luckily, vodka helped our communication. The vodka was key.

People always ask, “How you pronounce that name? Tue-dye-so?” I tell them, “Just pretend you’re going to dance: to disco”.

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Body All Over the World, Soul in Trinidad Alone

My name is Nicole Huggins-Tudisco and I’ve lived out of Trinidad more than I have lived in it.

I come from Cascade, where I grew up with my parents, who were both from St Vincent. Before I was one, we moved to England, where my father, an engineer, did his architectural degree. Then we moved to Barbados. So I was off Trinidad from when I was just months old until I returned when I was six.

I have one sister, Nadia, 16 years younger. So, basically, I was raised as an only child until I was 16. By pure coincidence, not caesarean section, she was born on the same day as me. So I told her she stole my birthday.

My second husband, Bob, Roberto Tudisco, is Italian and we had a language barrier the first night we met. Luckily, vodka helped our communication. The vodka was key.

People always ask, “How you pronounce that name? Tue-dye-so?” I tell them, “Just pretend you’re going to dance: to disco”.

Read more

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