October is a busy time of year in our social calendar – the long summer is over and people we know are ‘back at work’ (whatever that might be!) so it’s a good time to catch up.

What I’m really enjoying is the number and sheer diversity of these gatherings. It might be post Covid euphoria, but whatever it is, I relish every event. Hearing friends news and all they have been up to is stimulating. Emails and Zoom may be good ways of staying in touch, but they are a poor substitute for sitting down together for a drink and a chat.

Covid is set to return for another wave, a serious outbreak bout is anticipated and the economy may be shot but somehow that doesn’t matter provided you have family and friends to help you through….