Whilst I was away on a quick trip to Texas, my host family were very busy and very kind but unable to take a lot of time of of their day jobs to entertain me – that was fine, I found plenty to satisfy my curious mind. However, they did enrol me as a family guest at their rather fantastic country club . . . . . Now we are definitely talking posh. It was grander than any spa or hotel I’ve been in to date. They had the most wonderful windows – huge but with style. The window dressings were equally impressve but also very functional. Being a privacy protection site, they had special see out but not see in windows; then they had the formal slatted shade producing shutters. There were also great swathes of curtain dressings to with side swags. It probably was rather OTT but such gorgeousness was a luxury.