“What lives shall die. What dies shall live.”
~ Clarisssa Pinkola Estés, PhD
“A single assault touches the lives of many people. It reverberates for years.”
~ T. Pat Davix
Meredith Kercher was a beautiful, happy, young woman who was thrust into the world news (and tabloids) due to her death and the depravity of the monsters who attacked her. She was mature, ambitious, loved and admired by the many people whose lives she touched. She was a rising star. Even now Meredith’s inner light radiates so brightly that the three perpetrators held responsible for her demise still bask in the outer fringes of her glow – in the dim fumes of infamy.
Meredith possessed all of the qualities that her killers lacked: honesty, dignity, beauty, style, humor, wit, wisdom, charisma, generosity, grace, compassion, and intelligence. As Arlene Kercher, Meredith’s mother stated:
“I think it happened to Meredith because she was all that they weren’t.”
A decade after Meredith passed, multiple books and movies have been and continue to be created about her. Meredith’s light shines on and affects people all over the world. Meredith Kercher was, is and will always be a star.
Meredith Susanna Cara Kercher
“She was clearly intelligent and worked very hard. She was always talking about her family. She was very friendly – I still have text messages from her in which she persuaded me to go out in the evenings. She was generous and open and had a very big heart. She was a very fulfilled human being. She was happy and talked about her family all the time. She had lived life to the full. That gives me a great deal of comfort.”[i] – Meredith Kercher’s friend Natalie Hayward
Meredith Kercher was born on December 28, 1985 and was raised in Coulsdon, England. Her father, John Kercher, wrote the book, Meredith, Our Daughter’s Murder and the Heartbreaking Quest for the Truth where he describes how the family took many vacations in Italy when Meredith was a small child.
When she was 14 years old she was part of an exchange program to Italy. Meredith lived in the southern town of Sessa Aurunca with an Italian family. She attended the local school, Taddeo da Sessa. Meredith’s teachers reported that she fit in very well in school and in Italy. She made a wonderful impression on everyone who fell in love with her good nature and sense of humor.
Her parents realized that Meredith’s maturity and confidence exceeded her age. So it was with their permission that she returned to Italy the following summer with friend when she was 15 years old. Meredith spent her summer holiday absorbing even more of Italian language and culture. Meredith was traveling internationally and had adapted to life in Italy, which was now a second home to the teenager.
A love for Italy seemed to run in the family as Meredith’s mother, Arline, lived and worked in Italy in her younger years. Arline worked on the restoration of Pompeii, the city destroyed by a volcano in AD 79 and buried under its ash. Meredith made a point of visiting there on her school trip. Meredith’s older sister Stephanie also studied Italian and speaks it fluently.
Her father recalled in his book when Meredith was in her Year Thirteen (equivalent to senior year in high school) she was part of a presentation with various students reciting Italian poetry. A classmate was scheduled to read a section of Dante’s Divine Comedy but had a panic attack at the last minute. Meredith calmly took over and read the passage in Italian flawlessly, without any preparation.
Meredith continued her Italian and Latin studies at the University of Leeds where she lived with five other girls in a house off campus. They enjoyed many good times together, cooking big meals, shopping, going out dancing and to the gym. Meredith was a hard worker and took on many jobs to help pay for school while being an honors student, maintaining a B+ average. One of Meredith’s jobs was working at Gatwick airport where she helped passengers connect with their flights. Her father recalled that Meredith had told him about an Italian passenger who was especially impressed by her fluency in Italian. Another job she obtained was acting in a music video. Kristian Leontiou was creating a video for his song ‘Some Say.’ He chose Meredith out of a long list of other attractive young women to be the star.
“It was made by a group of Meredith’s friends sometime during 2007 – I think she knows the lead singer. The people on the video are friends of hers who were at Leeds University and it is unreal to see her in the video and to know that a few months later she was murdered.”
Meredith’s star quality and ease at being center stage was obvious to those who knew her. Her being chosen as the lead actress in a professional music video made it official. Meredith worked a grueling 15-hour day in the filming of the video, and everything went well. She was happy with the results. She did not know the lead singer Kristian Leontiou personally and only met him briefly during the filming. However, after Meredith’s passing, Leontiou wrote a message of condolence. He expressed his hope that the video gave some solace to her family and friends. He said the short film captured her “beauty, grace, and charm.”[ii]
Meredith did not let her newfound fame go to her head. Instead she quickly went back to her grueling work and school schedule. She worked long hours at a local bar, called Vodka Revolution, while carrying a full course load. There she learned how to make various kinds of drinks like the Polish vodka mojito that she would later make for Patrick Lumumba which impressed him so much. She often returned home from working at the bar in the early morning hours, when her flatmates were just waking up. Then she would go straight to class.
Another job Meredith excelled at was as a tour guide in London. She worked on a London tour bus, informing visitors about the history of the city while entertaining them. This was the summer before she moved to Perugia. This position required her to attend a two week intensive course to memorize the historical facts she needed to convey as well as monitoring the vacationers and keeping them safe on the open top double-decker bus. She enjoyed leading the tourists around her hometown, and she wasn’t afraid to reprimand someone if they jeopardized their safety on the double-decker bus. Her boss said that she knew Meredith would be a good fit for the position with her charming and unaffected personality. She added that Meredith never called in sick, never complained and was an enthusiastic worker.
Meredith majored in Italian and European Politics and was accepted into the prestigious Erasmus program. It was through this exchange program that she was able to return to Italy again in the Fall of 2007. Meredith attended the University of Perugia which is the oldest and most prestigious university in Italy. She was no doubt excited to be back, immersing herself in university classes, Italian culture, and language.
Meredith was five feet four inches (164 centimeters) tall, approximately 110 lbs (50 kilos), healthy and active. She took ballet classes as a child and at age 17 began taking Karate. She was no doubt aware that her petite stature could make her an easy target for criminals. Her friends and co-workers even worried about her safety. When she worked late at a part time job in a Mexican restaurant, her male co-workers would wait with her at the bus stop to make certain that she got home safely. Meredith was determined not to become a victim and she worked hard to earn her third degree belt in karate. She was working towards a black belt and had regularly sparred with other women and men who were twice her size in class.
It takes physical and mental strength to pursue a martial art consistently as Meredith did. This carried over to her scholastic work where she earned high marks. This didn’t mean that she was all work and no fun. Her friends said that she always made an effort to enjoy entertainment with others. She was also an impressive dancer. She no doubt learned a few moves from her boyfriend at Leeds University who taught dance classes. He had proposed marriage to Meredith but she knew that she was too young. They remained friends. Meredith continued to be very socially active while studying in Perugia. She made friends quickly and enjoyed many outings with them. However, she always kept up with her school work, cleaning up around the home she shared with three other roommates and communicating with her family every day. Meredith was especially concerned for her mother who suffered from serious health problems.
One of Meredith’s friends at Leeds University described her:
“I have never known anyone make so many friends in such a short space of time. It was quite remarkable how her personality affected such a large number of students.”[iii]
Meredith made a new group of British and Italian friends through her Erasmus program in September 2007. Her classmates recognized her impressive depth and understanding of Italian. They often sought to copy her notes after class as she always managed to capture everything.
Meredith aspired to become either a journalist like her father or to work at the European Parliament in Brussels. Besides being fluent in Italian, Meredith also had an excellent grasp of the French. Meredith fully embraced the Italian way of life. She loved to shop for new clothes and wear the latest fashions. Always perfectly put together, she owned a large collection of shoes and designer clothes with which she always made the extra effort to present herself beautifully – la bella figura. She also fell in love with a young Italian man who lived downstairs – Giacomo Silenzi. They became an item in October 2007.
Meredith was gorgeous, young, healthy, living her dream, and in love. She was enjoying delicious cuisine, the beautiful Umbrian landscape, a romantic language, new circle of friends, and a handsome new boyfriend.
She was having such a wonderful whirlwind of a time that she and her friends were unaware of the dangers lurking around them. Natalie Haywood remembered a tutor in Perugia warning her and Meredith about the hidden dangers in Perugia.
“We laughed about it. We were thinking ‘What’s to worry about? This is a tiny little town and we’re from London.’ It’s horribly ironic now.
Meredith’s murder shocked everyone. Not only because of the senselessness and savagery of the assault but the unexpectedness of it. Meredith was a good person, well-liked, surrounded by friends and at home in Italy. She had been there little over a month. How could this happen?
One of Meredith’s teachers said about her:
“In all of the time that I knew Meredith, I never heard her say one bad thing about anyone or anything. She never judged others and always tried to see the good side of people . . . ” (Meredith; John Kercher)
What kind of monster(s) can live with this on their conscience, lacking any shred of decency to admit their wrongdoing?
Meredith spent her last day on earth surrounded by her friends. They ate some home cooked food and watched a movie titled, The Notebook. The film is about a woman who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and has forgotten the past including who she is. Her devoted husband reads to her every day, stories from a notebook. It is a notebook filled with the memories that the woman wrote earlier on, in the beginning stages of her illness to help remember. After her husband finishes reading the notebook, the woman finally remembers. She recognizes the man as her husband and for a short fleeting time she remembers who she is.
In the case of the murder of Meredith Kercher, a public relations firm and the murder suspects have been working hard to rewrite history. PR has been reading a notebook of lies in the media. The mainstream media wittingly or unwittingly spread fake news about this case. Stories spread that portray the murder suspects as victims. Stories meant to inflict the public with a collective Alzheimer’s. The memories of Meredith’s life and death have been overshadowed by the murder suspects lies.
This is why a devoted group of volunteers have worked together and published online ‘notebooks’ at:
These websites and others help keep the memories of this wonderful, vibrant young woman and the truth alive.
TIMELINE OF EVENTS
o Meredith Kercher DOB: 28-Dec-1985, London, England, approx. 8:32 PM (20:32) the youngest of four children
o 1997 – Meredith’s parents agree to a divorce
o Aug 31 2007 – Italian roommates Laura Mezzetti and Filomena Romanelli moved into cottage
o September 1 2007– Amanda Knox arranged to rent a room in cottage before returning to visit her family in Germany
o Sep 15, 2007 – Meredith moved into cottage at Via della Pergola in Perugia, Italy.
o Sep 20 2007 – Amanda Knox moves into cottage.
o Sept 28 2007 – Meredith flies to UK to collect warmer clothes, gives Giacomo Silenzi a bottle of whiskey for his birthday (September 28th).
o October 1 2007 – Meredith returns to Perugia
o October 20 2007 – Meredith and Giacomo Silenzi spend night together while Amanda sleeps with Giacomo’s friend Daniel De Luna.
o October 25 2007- Meredith + Amanda attend a classical music concert outdoors which began at 19:00 or 7:00 PM. Meredith leaves early. Amanda first meets Raffaele, they smoke hashish and spend the night together.
o Nov 1 2007 – 8:55 PM (20:55) Last time Meredith seen alive by her friend Sophie Purton who walked her part of the way home.
o Nov 1 2007 – According to Meredith’s cell phone records, a number was dialed out at 9:58 PM (21:58) and another call at 10:00 PM (22:00). These were short dialing attempts on her English telephone (Meredith had two cell phones, one for local Italian calls and one for her calls home to England.) It is unknown whether these calls were accidental or intentional.
o Nov 1 2007 – A witness, who lived nearby, Antonella Monacchia, heard a heart-piercing scream at around 11:00 PM (23:00.)
o Nov 2, 2007 – Elisabetta Lana discovered Meredith’s cell phones in her garden.
o Nov 2 2007 – 1:15 PM (13:15) Meredith’s door knocked down and her body discovered
o Nov 5 2007 – Amanda accuses Patrick Lumumba of murder, placing herself at the scene of the crime and was arrested along with Raffaele Sollecito who did not corroborate her alibi
o Nov 6 2007 – Early morning, Patrick Lumumba arrested.
o April 2008 – Raffaele Sollecito’s father gives video footage of Meredith’s nude body from crime scene photos to Italian Television station Telenorba 7, broadcast on TV without permission of Kercher family.
o Sep 16 2008 – Pre-trial commences with Judge Paolo Micheli presiding. The pathologist, Dr Lalli, estimates Meredith’s time of death to be 11:00 PM (23:00.)
o Oct 28 2008 – Pre-trial verdict handed down. Rudy Guede chose a fast track trial and was found guilty of being an accomplice in Meredith’s murder and sentenced to 30 years.
o Dec 4 2009 – Amanda and Raffaele Sollecito convicted of murder. Defense appeals decision.
o Oct 3, 2011 – Amanda and Raffaele acquitted, Amanda allowed to return back to U.S. Prosecution appeals decision.
o March 25, 2013 – Acquittal annulled by Italian Supreme Court. Judge Nencini upholds original guilty verdict. No more appeals allowed.
o March 2015 – Italian Supreme Court made unusual (some say illegal) decision to change lower court verdict. Knox and Sollecito were found “not guilty due to insufficient evidence. (Art. 530.2 of the Italian penal code). (This contradicts later claims by Knox and Sollecito that they were found innocent, which would be a finding under Art. 530.1.”)
Meredith moved to Perugia, Italy in early September 2007. She rented a room in a duplex villa with a panoramic view of the Umbrian hillside. Meredith lived with three other young women, two Italian women Filomena Romanelli (DOB: 25-Jun-1979) and Laura Mezzetti (9-May-1980). Filomena and Laura worked full time at law firms. Meredith’s third roommate was a 20-year-old American student, Amanda Knox from Seattle, WA (DOB: 9-July-1987).
Meredith arrived as an exchange student via a scholarly Erasmus program. She was enrolled full time in her studies of European politics and Italian. She quickly became friends with a group of other British erasus students.
Right from the start the Meredith and Amanda had two very different agendas in Italy. Meredith was there to polish her already fluent Italian, study hard, and socialize with her new group of friends. Amanda was there to casually learn Italian by taking less strenuous non-college credit classes, indulge in the party atmosphere, and embark on a campaign of casual sex. In her memoir, Amanda claims that it was her friend Brett’s idea to have casual encounters. She writes: “Her newest cause was to convince me to give casual sex a chance. I’d heard the same thing from other friends. It seemed to make some sense. I yearned to break down all the barriers that stood between me and adulthood.”
Meredith quickly grew exasperated by the Seattle native and her habits. Meredith complained to her family and friends about her irritating American roommate. Amanda didn’t flush the toilet, sang loudly all of the time, brought home strange men and didn’t clean up after herself in the kitchen. At the end of October she told her sister Stephanie that she had quarreled with Amanda. Stephanie didn’t think to ask her for the details so the reason for this fight remains unknown. It was the last conversation Meredith would have with her sister. A few days later, Meredith Kercher was murdered on the evening of All Saints Day, November 1, 2007, at approximately 11:00pm.
RECTIFICATION OF MEREDITH KERCHER BIRTH CHART
We know from John Kercher’s book that Meredith was born in the early evening between 6:00pm to 9:00pm. He writes that he received a call to go to the hospital at around 6:00 PM. As he was taking his two other children to the hospital their car broke down. They dashed to the nearest train station (Purley Station) and traveled the remainder of the 18 mile trip. Meredith was born 20 minutes after he arrived at the hospital. Naseer Ahmad of http://www.perugiamurderfile.net suggests the most likely time she was born:
“According to John Kercher’s book they were called to Guys Hospital [in] London around 6:00 PM. [Traveling from] Coulsdon to London by car is 45 minutes but their car broke down on the way. So they took a train from Purley which runs every 30 minutes and takes at least 1 hour 7 minutes. Then sometime after they arrive John tells the hospital she’ll be ‘born within 20 minutes’ which they disbelieve but she’s born quickly anyway. So a more realistic time would be around 8 P.M. I prefer a Leo Ascendant not Virgo based on body type and personality, and the moon in 11th house (many female friends) not 12th.”
According to Bing Maps it takes approximately one hour to travel from Couldston to Guys Hospital in London:
If Meredith’s father traveled without a problem when he left at 6:00PM he would make it to the hospital by 7:00 with a birth 20 minutes later at 7:20pm. But we know this didn’t happen because the car broke down and he had to rush to take a train. So factor in the time it took to walk or take a taxi to the Purley station with children, then it was a one hour ride. The earliest he could have arrived at the hospital with the children would have been probably 7:45pm-8:00pm with Meredith born 20 minutes later at around 8:05pm soonest. However, he may have arrived later. 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM would is the time frame to rectify within.
Her father wrote that Meredith was born “within 20 minutes” of his arriving at the hospital. I have rectified Meredith Kercher’s birth chart to 8:32 PM (20:32).
“In order to describe the native by the horoscope, we first notice the sign in the ascendant, also see if there are any planets in the ascendant, and if so, we notice the signs that they are in, and also see if they have any aspects to any other planets; then we go to the lord of the ascendant and see what sign it is in, and if it has any aspects to any other planets; then we go to the Moon and see what sign it is in, and what aspect it has to any other planets, and judge by the combination of the whole.”
Meredith has Leo on her ascendant. She was fun, lively, and always organizing outings with her friends. She enjoyed going to the theatre with her father wrote that she seemed interested in an acting career. She was chosen to star in a music video and performed well. She was full of life and radiated warmth to everyone around her. In Leo rising fashion, she took great care to style her long hair and dressed in the latest fashions. All of this supports her having Leo rising.
Figure 1 2007 -Meredith second from left (top pic) second from right (bottom pic).
Not one picture of Meredith with Amanda Knox exists, clearly illustrating a lack of friendship. Knox was not invited out with Meredith and her friends after some unpleasant experience with Knox behaving erratically.
People remarked that Meredith always made new friends effortlessly wherever she went. This is partly shown by Leo rising with Moon in dignity in Cancer in her 11th house of friends. Her Moon could not be in the 12th house as late astrologer Dave Roell wrote that someone with Moon in the 12th house is a, “quiet, mousy sort who keeps to himself.” This would not describe Meredith who was outgoing, social, and made friends very easily.
Meredith was surrounded by friends a few months before moving to Perugia to study. She starred in a music video titled, ‘Some Say’ by Kristian Leontiou.
“It was made by a group of Meredith’s friends sometime during 2007 – I think she knows the lead singer. The people on the video are friends of hers who were at Leeds University and it is unreal to see her in the video and to know that a few months later she was murdered.”
Her star quality and comfort in being center stage also coincides with her having Leo rising. Meredith was popular and surrounded by groups of friends and this is partly indicated by her Moon powerfully placed in its own sign of Cancer in the 11th house of friendships. Her chart also has multiple planets in the fifth house which strongly influences the 11th house. This emphasizes her many friends and much love that she gave and received from others. She may have mothered or taken care of her friends with Moon in Cancer in the 11th house. Her friends said she loved to cook big meals together and she really cared for them. Meredith had only been in Perugia a few weeks and she had already made a group of female friends who testified in court.
The fact that Meredith would enjoy living in a foreign county is partially shown by the ruler of her Aries 9th house cusp (foreign places) being Mars dignified in Scorpio and placed near her 4th house cusp of home. Her Mars rules both her 4th and 9th house (home and foreign lands), combining the influence more powerfully and being in dignity, the strongest essential dignity of a planet, prominently indicated that she would do very well living in foreign countries and she would have a powerful impact there. This is exhibited by the fact that to this day people travel to Perugia to visit the villa where Meredith lived and passed away.
Scorpio is associated with death and combined with Mars the planet of violence on her nadir, is one indication of her experiencing some kind of transformation or death where she was residing. Sagittarius (foreign influence) is intercepted in her fourth house showing her cohabitating with foreigners and living in a foreign home. The two signs of Scorpio and Sagittarius in her fourth house (end of life) combined indicate death at home in a foreign country.
Becoming famous through death can be shown by a connection between the 10th house of public status and the ruler of the 8th house of death. In Meredith’s chart this is shown in by her MC at 17˚ Taurus 33’ with its ruler Venus (1 Capricorn 50’) conjunct the co-ruler of the Pisces 8th house cusp Neptune (3 Capricorn 23’.) This is reiterated by the traditional ruler of the Pisces 8th house cusp ruler Jupiter at 17˚Aquarius35’ exactly square the Midheaven (17˚ Taurus 33’.)
Her Sun (r-10) conjunct Neptune (r-8) signifies her murder being a mystery which has never been completely solved. To this day the Kercher family does not know why she was savagely attacked that November 1st night. This lack of clarity is reinforced by Pisces on the 8th cusp. Neptune and Pisces indicate the mystery and confusion surrounding her death as well as the scandals and overwhelming publicity following the trial.
John Kercher wrote:
“Not one of us could comprehend why this had happened, who could have done such a terrible thing to such a beautiful young woman and for what reason.”
Meredith Kercher herself remains a mystery to people who did not know her in life. The murder suspects used public relations to drum up support and spread misinformation and confusion which only muddles the memory of Meredith even more. With her Sun conjunct Neptune, Meredith Kercher, her life and death will remain shrouded in mystery. It is interesting that a recording of her voice has never been release publicly. There are no videos published of her talking, only the one music video where she emanates an ethereal, silent, glamorous image. Even in a Netflix movie which included a short clip of Meredith, her voice was silenced while the alleged perpetrator spoke over her images.
MEREDITH KERCHER NATAL CHART
Meredith Kercher’s natal chart is in a Fan Pattern. This is when 9 planets are within 120 degrees and one planet is separated from the rest by more than 65 degrees. It is called a fan since it is shaped like an old fashioned hand-held fan where the force applied to the handle planet causes the entire ‘wedge-shaped’ (planets within 120 degrees) or blade of the fan to move.
In other words, the Handle Planet of the Fan is a source of energy which gets parceled out among the houses and signs comprising the blade portion of the Fan. The energy of the Handle Planet is particularly strong with any planets that it forms a major aspect to. Even if the Handle Planet does not make an aspect to certain planets, all of the other planets are powerfully influenced by this Handle Planet. The Handle cannot move just a portion of the Fan, it must move the entire Fan. It’s all or nothing.
In Meredith’s natal chart the Moon in Cancer is the handle planet. This makes her Moon a high focus planet. A high focus planet, “needs special attention” when delineating the chart. The Moon as the Handle Planet shows great intensity of purpose and drive. They live life to the fullest. Some individuals with a Moon handle planet seem almost driven by a great emotional energy toward whatever they want to achieve. They do nothing without a purpose and seem able to bring an enormous amount of energy to bear upon any situation. On a bad side they will sometimes be unaware of what is happening around them. They may put figurative blinders on. On the good side they have enormous luck with obtaining the approval of the general public or being popular.
The quadrants where the planets are located are also important to decipher where the energies are focused in the person’s life and personality. Planets above the horizon are comfortable in the public eye. They enjoy attention. People with most planets below the horizon are more private. Most planets on the Eastern side (left side) of chart make people more self-centered and self-motivated. They prefer to do things themselves and have luck with that. People with most planets on the West (right side) of chart are more influenced and affected by others in life. They are more successful when they work with others to accomplish things.
1st Quadrant: Houses 1-3 – Spends energy on one’s self. Self-development, independent, self-reliant
2nd Quadrant: Houses 4-6 – Spends energy on family, friends, children, pets, co-workers and strongly influenced by them in private.
3rd Quadrant: Houses 7-9 – Spends energy socializing with others in public, most concerned with partners, intimacy and strongly affected by these relationships.
4th Quadrant: Houses 10-12 – Is strongly attuned to the collective and is self-motivated to make changes in the world. Career, friends, acquaintances and humanity is the focus of self-realization.
Meredith’s Sun in the 5th house is on the western side of the natal chart. Author T. Patrick Davis found, in her research, that most murder victims had their sun on the western side of the horoscope.
Meredith’s Moon above the horizon indicates that she enjoyed being out with people and was comfortable being in the spotlight. Her Moon is also in the 11th house (4th Quadrant) so she aspired to help humanity with her natural linguistic talents. She was considering becoming a journalist or working for the European Parliament. She may have also gone into acting or politics.
Meredith’s Moon is in Cancer, signifies her popularity and sensitivity with others. She enjoyed a close-knit family, loved to cook, and nurtured people around her. Her prominent Moon foreshadowed that she would become well-known or famous one day. Meredith’s murder case is one of the most prominent legal cases of the 21st Century.
The majority of her planets below the horizon indicate that most of her life would be private. The majority of her planets on the western side of the chart indicate that her life would be strongly influenced by others.
“Meredith was very nice in general and that is. . . she was not perhaps this great beauty but she was pleasant company. Amanda, on the other hand, was insistent . . .a little ‘heavy’.” -Filomena Romanelli, Italian roommate
MK- Angular Houses
The most powerful houses in the astrology chart are the angular houses (1, 4, 7, and 10). The angular houses are said to work on 100% power. The succedent houses (2 , 5, 8, 11) have 50% power and cadent houses (3, 6,9, 12) have 25% power.
One indication of difficulties in life for Meredith is she had all malefics in her angular houses. Mars (can be read in 4th house), Saturn, Mercury (malefic by association) and Uranus. All of this indicated that she would have many hardships to contend with in life. It is also one indication of a violent end (4th).
Meredith’s parents separated when she was 12 years old and both parents suffered from serious health problems. Money was tight so Meredith worked many different jobs while taking out loans to pay for her university education. She worked very hard and was a serious student.
Unlike her American roommate, she was not in Perugia to indulge in drugs and go on a campaign of casual sex. Meredith was there to work towards her career goals. This is not to say that she was all work and no play, Meredith also had a good time, but in moderation. She was a year older than her American roommate and had lived with friends in an apartment back in the UK. She had experience with going out drinking with friends and even worked in a bar so she knew how to enjoy herself without going overboard.
To Be Continued . . .