My friend recently pointed out to me (on Tuesday) that we have lost a bit of spontaneity in the UK.
Her family has just come back from Ireland where every house has an open door policy and it was a bit of a culture shock to come home, where play dates have to be arranged days/weeks in advance.
But hey, along comes me, and my bad manners to the rescue. I phone up Tuesday at about 11 a.m. and say "what you doing today?" and then a couple of hours later I am there - well in their local park, not on their doorstep, but one kind of leads to the other. A play date is a bit like the other dates in the world in that it finishes with "would you like to come back for coffee?" - as with the other type of date, all being well that is.
But as Siobhan is a BFF, it never is just coffee. She always makes us all dinner, so I made sure I arrived with Rosé.
It was hot Tuesday (and yesterday) but the weather is pants today (cloudy and close/muggy).
Anyway back to Tuesday. It started for us, with a train journey, then the park, then back to hers, and thanks to the weather, dinner in the great outdoors.
I will miss these sunny lazy carefree days. Here's the collage:
Anyone reading this, let's enjoy these last few days before nursery/school resumes and Autumn lands on us.
Not long now, so let's enjoy it. We're promised good weather if we can get today out of the way.