For the life of me, I'm not sure why I've started this thread. A moment of boredom, perhaps! We have these delightful elderly Spanish neighbours. They've only been here a couple of months, on an on/off basis. For some reason, they seem to absolutely love me. I've always been kind and helpful to them even though communication is difficult as I don't speak Spanish and they can only speak the smallest amount of English imaginable! They're here for a few days every month or two, and live in Spain the rest of the time. Mr Tarte is driving them to Edinburgh Airport as I type. A last minute offer prompted by me! The reason I'm cringing is that I'm in my dressing gown just about every time I see them ) son who was visiting. Despite their obvious fondness for me, I'm now cringing at the embarrassment that was in their eyes. They must think me a right lazy slattern! Are there people in your life who always seem to see you a certain way? Is the perception they have good or bad and, if the latter, does it bother you? Sorry for the random question!