Suzanne, Estepona, Spain
Hi from beautiful Estepona! It all started in 1982 in Madrid, five weeks learning Spanish. "The beginning of the end" I always say to describe my love of Spain and the Spanish language. A love which took hold then, 38 years ago and continues to this very day. In 1992 I made the best decision of my life, leaving behind the grey skies and the cold on Southend-On-Sea for charming, sun-kissed Estepona. So, fate, destiny or luck gave me the job I wanted teaching English and my new story began. There's a saying in Spanish "no tiene precio", literally, "priceless." For me, summer nights here are just that... swimming in the Med until dusk, often under the moon and first stars. Then a stroll on the prom until after 1am, the place throbbing with people, night after night. It's so wonderful, I'm so lucky. Thank you Spain, for everything.
This postcard is one of several collated as part of collaboration between Dr Michaela Benson and the Migration Museum. A selection of these appears in the Postcards from the British in Europe installation in Departures, the museum's current exhibition exploring four centuries of emigration from Britain, bringing Britain’s emigration story and its emigrants into the national conversation about migration