Sunday, June 8, 2008

Lynn's Life, part one of many, welcome : )

Welcome to my first blog. I wasn't even aware of what a "blog" was until recently! It sounds like fun and we'll just have to see what happens.

I have been thinking about starting a blog since my good friend Shell started hers. I love to write. I guess this is as good a place as any to start! I am sitting here waiting for new guests and thinking about the inevitability of them arriving just as we are ready to sit down together and eat dinner. It happens now and then, and the girls are adept at taking their meals into the lounge and closing the door and making things look like we aren't in the middle of dinner. Wouldn't want the guests to feel they were interrupting! That wouldn't be my idea of "hospitality"!

I like my guests to feel they have arrived at the perfect time, to feel welcome and to be allowed to settle in without feeling they are a nuisance. I like to chat over a cuppa with them if they seem interested, and leave them in peace if they are obviously exhausted from their journey or endless sightseeing. I let them set the pace.

Well, I'd better go get that dinner on now, and not be surprised when the doorbell rings when it's all ready. I guess that's what true "hospitality" is all about, having that welcoming smile and warm room ready with the kettle on even if you are hungry or were about to do something else.

lots of love
Lynn xx