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
Unit K106, The Biscuit Factory, Tower Bridge Business Complex, 100 Clements Road, Southwark, London, SE16 4DG
Tel: 0207739 6292