Georgina, Iñaki and Marion - a family affair
A language lover, teacher and small-scale writer, I started these projects with an old Ford Escort called Fred, a Spanish – English dictionary, a pair of walking boots and a bag of English tea bags. I was born in Solihull but spent many years in Copenhagen where finally my passion for languages and mountains rebelled and drove me south. Just before I left Denmark I published my first book ‘Freedom to Choose’ and – in many respects – the Pyrenean Experience put theory into practise. Thirteen years later I live here in Ituren with my Basque/Spanish partner, Iñaki, and my 7-year-old daughter, Marion, (equally irrepressible in Spanish, Basque and English). Iñaki is a professional Spanish teacher and family lawyer and, as for Marion, we have yet to see (although she has been shepherding sheep on our neighbours’ farms since the age of 2). My mum, Valeirie, also gives us an invaluable helping hand with the admin back in the UK.
The second book I wrote was ‘Breaking the Language Barrier’ and served very much as an inspiration for the Spanish language house-parties we run today. The next will – I hope - if time, work and motherhood allow - pay homage to the beauty of these Basque valleys and the wonderful Basque friends we have found. Georgina Howard. Contact us.