21 Dec 2013

How to make the most of house guests or visitors

I am lucky enough to have my mother visiting for a month. She is an excellent guest, easy going, accommodating, interested in what we are doing and keen to know her grandchildren in New Zealand more.
Mum and her Grandchildren in NZ
I am very proud of her ability at almost eighty to fly for 28 hours to be with us. She looks marvelous. Her great company is a reminder of what we miss out on, but I relish every moment of being with her.

This is the time of year when many people will have visitors. They may be staying for more than one day. Immigrants with visitors often have family or friends staying for a few weeks at least. It is lovely to have them but those who have or have had visitors will agree there is some merit to the saying, 'Fish and family, out after three days.'

How do you make the most of your house guests?