Mari Carmen and family

Mari Carmen was the fantastic director at my school who took me in like a daughter. I am forever indebted for her and her family's hospitality and care.

Above: Across the border in Portugal. A couple of times she took me us to get coffee and pastries in Moncao, just a twenty minute trip from Ponteareas.

When my parents came, she fixed an amazing paella. Don't you love those blue glasses on the table?!

Jamón, jamón!