In that there London town for the weekend and I swear this conversation took place on the table behind us in a cafe.
What’s the thing with all the tit-for-tat song lyrics these days?
As we hurtle towards hell in a handcart, allow yourself a few moments to regroup and think of some things you can still cling on to as proof that it is possible to keep your chin up and celebrate a sense of Britishness in these uncertain times.
As our country found itself exiting the EU, your fearless correspondent found herself in Madrid. I like to think there was no connection between the two.
With just two sleeps until the EU referendum, fear not - I have a handy cut-out-and keep guide for anyone who has made up their mind how they are going to vote and is desperate to get away from all the hoo-ha in the run-up to the vote.
The recent revelation about someone emailing a guest at their wedding to complain that the £100 cheque they had given as a present was inadequate has set my blood boiling on so many levels I am almost faint with indignation.
Did anyone else feel more than a little patronised by some of the meeja commentary around the recent local elections?
This week, the Teenager and her peers will be able to vote in an election for the first time, thanks to the voting age in Scotland being lowered to include 16 and 17-year-olds.
The short-lived burst of unseasonal weather recently has sharply defined for me the link between sunshine and alcohol problems.
My motivational and inspirational advice for 2017 comes courtesy of George Michael and my grandad – not a natural pairing in many other circumstances.