I have a problem. (And no, it doesn't involve alcohol.)
What do you do, when you work from home, and you have house-guests? House guests who are lovely, but don't really seem to understand that even though you may not leave the house to work, you still have things you need to get done?
Living in London, a hub for so many international flights, means I get lots of visitors. Now, I love seeing old friends and spending time with people, but it also means a.) I lose my office space as the guests take over the room; and b.) I feel bad turning down invitations to spend weekdays with them as they shop/ tour/ eat/ drink. I've nothing against any of these activities but when it means I'm giving up my dedicated staring-out-the-window (aka writing) time, I get a bit antsy.
So tell me: How can I politely make it clear that I do have work to do, while still being the hostess with the mostess?