One of my flatmates has asked whether Riaz, a friend of hers from America, can stay in our flat for a few days at the end of the month and bring a friend. Unfortunately, the last time Riaz came to stay he was … difficult …. company for me – and someone I found very hard indeed to deal with. But I don’t feel I can protest too heavily after a guest of mine ended up staying in the flat for over two weeks a while back. There’s much more to this story than I can discuss in a public place. Which makes it all the more frustrating.