IBBY Conference and Book Award, September 2010 in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) honoured my daughter and me by placing NONAH (the last of my PAYAH rainforest adventure series) on its 2010 Honour List.
I met old friends and made new ones, and all in all, had a marvellous time exploring the OLD CITY and its Cathedral. And I have not stopped enthusing to acquaintances over the fantastic almond macaroons, a specialty of Santiago de Compostela, and the exquisite Spanish cuisine at the hotel restaurant – especially the filet of cod on a delicate sauce of chopped tomatoes and deep-fried parsley, accompanied by grilled green asparagus spears (in September!) Seventh Heaven!