Couchsurfing.org is wonderful. I have had all sorts of fun, friendly and enthusiastic people staying with me. Their enthusiasm for London has reinvigorated my own love for the city. It seemed only natural to host a few more people over the Olympics. It took less than a day to fill the calendar for the whole period. None of them have arrived yet, but it has worked out even better than I hoped. I will be hosting some Poles, Costa Ricans, Brazillians, Americans, Germans, a French girl and 5m tall glowing white puppet. This fellow..
Actually, he’ll sleep in the car while four of his operators take over my spare room for a few days.