After 6 months of preparation and 11 000km of travel, Dr Melanie Salmon and her husband, Lawrence Dreyer, finally arrived at their beautiful Spanish home in Sant Andreu de Llavaneres, a small fishing village just north of Barcelona.
The nature of such a move is as daunting as it is exciting. However, the way they embraced the challenge is a testament to their unwavering determination to follow their excitement. Any fears and doubts were addressed with QEC!
They needn’t have worried. From the moment they landed in Barcelona, they were embraced with open arms and warm smiles, making the transition into the new culture effortless.
They’ve spent their first days much like the locals do in summer – outdoors, walking the streets, visiting food markets and ‘restaurantes’ and enjoying the fresh seafood, brought in daily at the main harbour.
A beautiful, gentle start to this important new phase in their lives. The move to Spain was motivated by as many ‘pull’ factors as ‘push’. Demand for QEC has rapidly spread into Europe over the last few years and it appears to be the just the start. After 9 years developing and refining the modality in South Africa, the time has come to offer it to a wider audience. With Spain as their base, Melanie and Lawrence are perfectly positioned for to take it where it’s needed.
We wish them nothing but good things as they continue this important work.