May 2021

Thank you cards or letters – for gifts, hospitality, favours – are not optional, they are an absolute necessity. The silence that follows giving a present, or throwing a dinner party, becomes eloquent and ominous with significance. The unfortunate host or benefactor will naturally leap

Dinner parties are set to return from May 17th as six people or two households are allowed to mix indoors.  We’re all longing to see friends and family, and some adventurous lockdown cooks will be keen to display their newly-honed culinary skills. However, there’s no doubt

Is it really necessary to text ahead to arrange a phone call?  Nearly all of us carry around mobile phones, packing a wealth of processing power in our pockets. But the simplest function of all – making a phone call – has now become a