Charlotte and Stephan, the Danes, left early this a.m. We were happy to have them extend their visit to four nights – they’re fabulous people and it saved them hotel fees, and it gave us more time to get to know each other.
On Sunday night, they fixed dinner. What a treat to be cooked for in your own house! I think they said that the meat (like mini-meatloaves) and potatoes were very Danish, and we also had tzatziki and beautiful steamed asparagus. We played a game at the dinner table – basically asking each other animal sounds in our different languages. Cows go “moo” in both Danish and English, but roosters, sheep, dogs, and ducks have completely different sounds!
If you’re just tuning in, you may want to read this post where I talk briefly about Servas, the international hosting program. I have friends who don’t understand why we would do this – how we have time to host random strangers in the house. But I find that even when we’re busy (which we weren’t this weekend) it’s never too much trouble to put down the futon, get out some towels, and enjoy at least one meal with visitors from somewhere else.
And someday, we’ll tour the world and be the guests!