Tea and talk what could be better really.
Yesterday was a talking day. Some days you seem to talk more than others. Mine started with Lis in the coffee shop. With Idgy and her kids chattering amongst themselves we put the world to rights and caught up with our own week of adventures.
Excited talk of good news and moves forward, steps taken and light ahead. Funny talk of "'did he really, how, when and what the heck". Past times talk, a nod to yesterdays and the route that brought us here. Planning talk of "'Yes we can" and "now's the time". Happy talk of just smiling and saying what's there in our hearts.
Last night I had a herb talk to do at Dalry WRI. While planning and packing it was just a job, something I do. The journey there was a nightmare of darkness, wispy fog and horrible potholes, tempers (mine) frayed. Copilot (Idgy) stayed safely plugged in to her DS game and thus avoided her mother's less than charming driving talk.
But when we got there, when the horrible journey was over and we stepped into the crowded hall full of happy and expectant faces, all the hassle and stress just disappeared. I smiled with real pleasure, real joy. I looked at the people and thought yes, this is what I love to do – talk.
I did my usual chat about herbs and how easy they are to grow and use. How they add flavour, fragrance and fun to our lives. I ran headlong into my herbal world and came back with armfuls of enthusiasm and fistfuls of info. Nobody nodded off, that in itself has to classify the event as a success in my book.
There's laughter at my jokes and there are questions and answers at the end of the talk.
There's tea and cake and sharing of views. Hearing of plantings, hopes, seeds, competitions, rivalry and clubs. Talk of books and television, people and places.
Talk, talk, a day of talk. Calm talk in the car going home. Talking and laughing in front of the fire at the close of the day.
It's good to talk.
PS a good tea for talk - Earl Grey Blue Flower, simply divine darling, simply divine!