Isn’t it fun to catch up with an old friend over a pot (or two) of tea?
I don’t mean proper afternoon tea in a swanky London hotel, preferably with a glass (or two) of fizz – which is one of my absolute favourite things in the whole world to do……
But a chance meeting or an impromptu arrangement – made only a day or so before to meet up with an old friend to put the world to rights.
I recently met up with a friend who I hadn’t seen for quite a while, but whom I had kept up to date with through other mutual friends. When she messaged to suggest meeting up I was more than happy, and so we did.
With people you have known for a long time, in this case almost 20 years, it’s an easy way to spend a couple of hours. You know each other’s history and don’t have to spend time explaining small details of the every day. You can quickly get down to the nitty gritty of family life, plans for the future and of course gossiping about mutual acquaintances.
Our chosen venue was akin to Fawlty Towers. The staff could have certainly been there since the 1970’s. We are by no means hip young things, but we brought down the average age of the clientele by about 20 years! But with no time restraints it was fun to soak up the atmosphere, observe the other diners (eye opening – it would definitely not be my first choice of venue in the very unlikely event I was ever to plan a secret assignation) and drink copious amounts of tea and eat a mountain of sandwiches and cake.
It was good for the soul to laugh at the good bits, take a moment to think about the not so good bits. And on the whole agree that we are both very fortunate in the health and happiness department.
And so soon enough our afternoon came to its natural conclusion. Bills paid, umbrellas retrieved and big promises not to leave it so long till next time. A lovely way to spend a very wet and windy Wednesday afternoon.
Why not call an old friend, someone you haven’t seen in a while. I’m sure you won’t regret it.
Hope you have a lovely week,