My hosts were an amazing 3-generation family who live in the countryside. They have foster children whose own parents cannot look after them, and they have a seriously disabled young adult who lives with them permanently.
They keep chickens and they have quite a lot of alpacas. While I was there, one of the alpacas gave birth, and I was able to watch it all happen. It was so exciting.
Then my hosts told me they would name the baby alpaca after me. I thought it was a joke - but they really meant it! So now there is an alpaca in the South of England called Naomi.
My HOST visit was a wonderful experience.
Naomi Asato from Japan, at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London
HOST UK, Sylvia Adams House, 24 The Common, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 0NB
Tel: 0207739 6292