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Fruit in their room; make sure there are photos of people they know/that you have in common in some of your photo frames; put books/mags on things they like to do or that you have talked about recently (eg decorating or surfing) on the coffee table; get a chalkboard and write a fun message in their room. Maybe a CD player there too. We recently had friends of friends stay overnight and he spotted a pile of Duran Duran records by the back door that was ready to go to the Salvation Army Shop. Turns out he was a HUGE Duran Duran fan back in the 80's. You never know what will break the ice!


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