A key focus of any catch-up with my girlfriends when we meet, particularly after a long period of time is putting the kettle on to make tea and having The Chat. The Chat can meander wildly between subjects and go off on tangents that only the friend you are talking to might understand or even follow. These are moments to treasure, ones you look back on and smile about even if you can’t possibly remember what the conversation was about. For me, the memory of a good chat brings a warm glow and a grin. As my group of friends get older and are more scattered than ever, around the world but also by competing demands of jobs, relationships and families the moments we find to have these chats become ever more precious. So that is one thing I am looking forward to in 2018 – more Chats!
Happy New Year!