From my experience over my recent four day stay:
Most genius: Ever thoughtful Wardrobe Slave brought me bright pink nail varnish – and remover, so I could paint my nails when catatonic with boredom.
Most appreciated: Darling Kiki & Tim went to Le Pain Quotidien and brought me a scrumptious tarte aux fraises and two of the most ENORMOUS baguette sandwiches, so I cld have one for supper and one for breakfast the next day (NHS breakfast is two slices of wholemeal bread & marge or cereal & skimmed milk. Not my thing), plus the Sunday papers.
Most helpful: Wardrobe Slave insisted on driving lil’sis (who isn’t well herself) to Camden to pick up a UK SIM card & phone credit, Stieg Larssons’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy and some M&S knickers.
Most restorative: Lil’sis and Wardrobe Slave bringing Zelda and Posetta Baddog to the entrance so I could shuffle downstairs for some dog petting. Yay.
I do love my lovely friends.