Since I started writing this blog, a number of interesting things have happened to me. I was asked to be part of the Human Library, I’ve had several job offers, my ramblings have been used in someone’s thesis, and I’ve discovered that a ridiculous amount of people out there search for naked Latvian men and ladies every day.
But the other day, I got a message that really blew my mind – yep, even more than the people who search for ‘mammies sexy’ and ‘a women with eyes of an ex tray’ and somehow end up on my virtual doorstep.
So here it is:
I am casting producer for an American television show about people buying homes abroad. I came across your blog and wanted to reach out to see if you might be interested in participating in an episode of our show.
House Hunters International tells the story of people who have picked up and moved to an exotic foreign location to pursue a new life abroad. Being on our show is a lot of fun for our participants and is a great way for them to document their search for a new home.
We are casting people who have already bought/rented a home or are currently looking for a home in a new country. If you or anyone you know meets these qualifications please don’t hesitate to contact me.
I look forward to hearing from you!
At first, naturally I think, I felt insanely flattered. Then I noticed the name of the company – Leopard Films. Hmm, was this all some elaborate ruse based on my feelings about leopard print? But no, the website exists and seems genuine.
So, of course, I did what any shy and retiring Irish girl would do. I turned it down. Partly because I don’t think cameras following me would be particularly entertaining viewing for anybody, and partly because of the word ‘exotic’. It’s not the first word that springs to mind when I think of Latvia. Erotic, maybe, based on some of the search terms I get, but exotic?
Plus, a lot of Latvians are quite horrified that I share my views on the internet, so I can only imagine what having me on their TV screens would do to them…
And so, I’m opening the floor to all of you lovely readers, who I’m sure live far more glamorous and TV-friendly lives than I do. If you’re interested, or if you know somebody you think might be, feel free to email the lovely Rebecca.
It sounds like a fantastic opportunity, but this expat is far more comfortable behind the scenes.