It is all very well in these modern times of communication that, whilst we keep up via email, What’s App or Facebook, there is nothing better than a proper meeting and catch up chat. It may be my age but a morning spent with a really good girlfriend, chatting about anything that concerns you, tips you may have for each other, or just an opportunity to get some reassuring advice, will never be overtaken by those techie chats via wifi. How can you tell how someone really is unless you see them face to face? Of course we are all so busy and, as we live scattered all over the world, it may not be so easy. But if you can, then do – it’s a real tonic.
On this particular morning, when we videoed our catch up chat, Grace gave me some good recipe ideas for a dinner party I was about to host, and we both complimented each other on our new looks for Spring. By email or What’s App this conversation would have been so impersonal and short. This leads me on to recommend stopping to have a chat with anyone who is lonely or who lives on their own. It is so appreciated and, whilst we may not write letters so much, let’s not forget this social skill – interaction face-to-face can be a wonderfully enjoyable (and educational) experience.
For the recipes we talk about – Chicken in Tarragon click here and for the Fig & Toasted Hazelnut Shortbread click here.
So, why not join in our chat by watching the video: