Well this is perplexing....where is my camera?
And am I allowed to write posts without pictures?
If a tree falls in a forest and no one hears it does it make a sound?
I could just hit publish and wait for answers but I will forge on ahead.
I have been busy hostessing.
If you are in University anywhere in the UK but mostly Cambridge and you are coming to Washington to do research, I guess you stay with me.
Every one seems to want "a proper room", not a hotel.. Once they get here they like to"go on a bit
of a wander". Everything about my house is "lovely". The cats are "gorgeous". And sometimes they want to go for a run but they have forgotten their "kit".
What more can an Anglophile want?
Cuppa? Don't worry someone is always making one.
The only problems that have arisen, and these are only problems for me, are sussing out peoples nationalities.
If you live in London and are a director at a hospital there, I think you will be English. But no, you turn out to be Irish.
If you say your place of residence is Berlin and you travel between there and Cambridge, I assume you are German. But I would be wrong, you are a Brit.
If you live in and study at Cambridge I assume you are British but no you're a German.
Geography has never been my strong point but I'm beginning to suspect there is a large international conspiracy to confuse me.
Have any of you heard about it in your homelands?
And if so assure "them" it is working.
These last two months have truly been my favorite time of airbnbing
I'm in thrall to the accents, the stories, the massive amounts of attention given to the cats. Who as you can imagine soak it all up shamelessly.
I shut down the inn at the end of October when B.(remember him) comes back from training and assumes his permanent position in the other bedroom. And hopefully at the grill.
But I have loved my months as an American Ambassador.
I've learned so much about other ways of life that it seems my world has exploded..
Since March I have hosted people from China, India ,Brazil, Australia,Cuba via Miami,one of the Stanzs, England, Canada and all parts of the USA.
Incredible experience. I recommend it highly. And to my friends' vast relief, appear to be coming through alive and unharmed, a little wealthier and a whole lot wiser.
I have always been grateful for the kindness of strangers.