We have just done a four course lunch for Maria and Pepe who live next door and don’t speak a word of English.
They are lovely people and very interesting to listen to. They remember the Spanish Civil War and have seen so many changes in this country. I think I understood about 25% of the conversation and I got about 6 sentences in myself! Andy did really well. His Spanish is fantastico!
We were both completely zonked after they left. The food, wine and concentration made us really tired. No wonder the Spanish have siestas in the afternoon.