Listening Project

Conversation beween husband and wife, Eyal and Abbe about how they met in a backpackers' hostel and corresponded by letter for two years before meeting again.

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    The Listening Project

  • Recording locations

    Abbe and Eyal's home

  • Interviewees

    Opher, Abbe, 1976- (female, mother/copywriter), Opher, Eyal, 1972- (male, veterinarian)

  • Producers

    BBC Wales

  • Recordist

    Booker, Louise

  • Abstract

    Abbe is British and Eyal is Israeli, they met in a Cape Town backpackers' hostel in 1995. They talked through the night before Abbe left to continue her travels the next day and they exchanged addresses, in the days before email, and kept in touch by letter for two years. They decided to meet again so Abbe flew to Israel and they later went on to marry. This conversation was recorded at their home in the village of Tintern in Monmouthshire where they now live with their two young children. Eyal is a vet and Abbe runs their business website helping parents recycle their children's outgrown clothes. Abbe is a huge fan of Radio 4. They enjoy travelling and expect to move again at some stage to experience living in another country. They visit relatives in Israel regularly.

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    The Listening Project conversations collectively form a picture of our lives and relationships today. Recordings were made by BBC producers of people sharing an intimate conversation, lasting up to an hour and on a topic of the speakers' choice.

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