‘My Last Fiver – International Response to the Recession’ / ‘I Miei Ultimi Cinque Euro – Reazioni Internazionali alla Recessione’

4 02 2009

Hello people!

Welcome to the ‘My Last Fiver – International Response to the Recession’ project.

The aim of this blog is to gather as many points of view as possible on the recession, and this project particularly focuses on the international response to it.

What interests us is to know how each country is reacting to it. We would like you to be part of a big, international community exchanging thoughts and opinions about money nowadays. How is the current economical crisis affecting your life?

All you have to do is write a sentence telling us what you would do if you only had £ 5 left in your pockets and add your age, profession and country.

We thank you in advance for your help and collaboration, and we look forward to hearing from you!


Salve a tutti!

Benvenuti al progetto ‘I Miei Ultimi Cinque Euro – Reazioni Internazionali alla Recessione’.

Lo scopo di questo blog è di raccogliere più punti di vista possibili sulla recessione, e questo progetto si concentra in particolar modo sulla reazione internazionale.

Quello che ci interessa sapere è come ogni paese sta vivendo la crisi. Vorremmo rendervi parte di una grande comunità internazionale in cui scambiare pensieri e opinioni sull’economia oggi. Che impatto sta avendo la crisi economica sulla vostra vita?

Tutto quello che dovete fare è scrivere una frase su cosa fareste se vi fossero rimasti solo 5 euro nelle tasche e aggiungere la vostra età, professione e paese d’origine.

Vi ringraziamo in anticipo per la collaborazione e speriamo di sentire presto quello che avete da dire!


With My Last Fiver I…

29 01 2009

What would you do with your last bit of money?

Write up to 150 words beginning with, “With My Last Fiver I…” along with your name, occupation and location, and let us know! 🙂

With my last fiver I would make a photo album. I’d choose my photos wisely, print them out, stick them in and write the captions, the memories of yesteryear, because before long it would all be changed. Without a mortgage or rent, I’d have nowhere to live, nowhere but those bygone days. Without food, I’d have nothing to eat, nothing to nourish me but those happy times. Without a drink, I’d be forever thirsty, but those solid reminders of what once was, would keep me going. Without electricity or petrol, I’d be stranded, but those smiling faces, I could always talk to.

So yes, with my last fiver I would make a photo album because without it, without money in this life, I’d never see my loved ones again.

Sarah, Student, Wiltshire