a new batch of visitors arrived on Friday (each month we have a group of visitors here for three weeks), and tonight we had a social gathering for them, to give them a chance to meet people. We played a fantastic game called “Hoopla” where the group had to guess a specific word based on one player describing it in a certain way (of the Cranium/Charades/Pictionary/Taboo variety). A moment I will remember for a long while is one visitor standing with her hands straight at her side, her head moving waaaaay back (eyes looking at the ceiling) and then forward again. A second visitor reached for her neck, pantomimed grabbing something, and then put it in his mouth and rubbed his belly, smiling. “Vampire!” we guessed… “Nope.” And then they did it again.

Any guesses? It’s a “thing”.