This was an oft asked question in our house when I was little. It still makes me smile as I type it! It is a blatant request for gossip! Isn't it a sin?
Is it just Skye women who demand this of folk, as they stroll through their door? Is it wicked?
It is delivered, of course, with a knowing grin and a glint of laughter.
Don't you just love a tall tale, a story, a yarn or two?
To sit with a cup of tea, something to nibble and a good talker!
Someone who doesn't mind being talked over a little and will be courteous enough to do the same to you....and not apologise for it! Someone who doesn't think you are trying to one up them with the next tale, but is simply marvelled and wide eyed until their next tale pops into their heads. Someone who even if nothing has occurred all week, will have read, seen or heard something wild and wonderful. Someone who will hug you till next time, and flash you back a little guilty look of pleasure at what has been abound across your kitchen table.....gossip!
I'll pop the kettle on!