She said that Ms. Baldwin visited Spain for the first time with her parents when she was a baby, and has since visited Spain at least once a year. She refused to explain in detail how often they traveled or how long they stayed. “I think it’s crazy to complete all the work in such a tight time. You know, sometimes schools are involved. Sometimes it’s holidays. It’s a mashup, is this the right word? It’s like a mix of different things. .”
She said that when the family visited Spain, they spent most of their time in Madrid, Seville and Valencia.
Ms. Baldwin said that when they were at their home in Boston, the family spoke Spanish and cooked Spanish food. Friends and relatives from Spain often stay with Hayward-Thomases for long stays when visiting the United States. She said: “When we were not in Spain, we called it̵
Ms. Baldwin’s brother Jeremy moved to Mallorca, a small Spanish island in the Mediterranean. Mr. Thomas and Dr. Hayward also moved there in 2011.
She said these experiences explain why Spanish language, culture, food and traditional dance are so important to her identity, and she and Mr. Baldwin are working hard to recreate this for their children. “I sent them to a bilingual school, where they used Spanish in school, and I spoke to them in Spanish at home.” She said that after the pandemic, she and Mr. Baldwin planned to spend time in Mallorca. Spend more time with your children.
She said, “My family, this is where they decided to spend their entire lives.” “I assure you that they will live there, and they will die there. That is their home, and that is because this is not a new thing. , No one posted a map on the wall and threw darts at it, saying: “Oh, Spain sounds great. “