A language lover, teacher and small-scale writer, I first discovered the Basque Country with the help of an old Ford Escort called Fred, a Spanish-English dictionary, a pair of walking boots and a box of English teabags.
I grew up near Birmingham but spent many years in Copenhagen where finally my passion for languages and mountains rebelled and drove me south!
Just before leaving Denmark I published my first book, 'Freedom to Choose', and - in many respects - the Pyrenean Experience put theory into practice.
We host our house parties together with an amazing team of Spanish-Basque family and friends.
Our lives here in the mountain villages of the Basque Pyrenees are closely entwined with shepherds, cooks, historians, teachers, artists, smugglers and musicians, all of whom are proud to share their language and culture with our guests.
These walking holidays in the Pyrenees are always vaguely idiosyncratic, no day is ever the same, and the intercultural exchanges we experience every summer greatly enrich all of our lives.