When you spend a week at the seaside with a girlfriend (and the children, always the children) there is much time for therapeutic "girl talk." And if you are a girl, then you know that this can range from breast cancer to the finances of friends who spend too much money to the planning of the next summer to opinions about baby carrots as a good snack food. It truly is a lovely and much-needed thing, this "girl talk," and it can reveal things that might not surface in everyday conversations.
Late one night this week we discovered that while I could easily rattle off the names of ten American men who I personally know who have had vasectomies, my Italian girlfriend could not name one Italian man.
Of course, "girl talk," includes at least an hour of exploring why this is so...but tell me, what do you think?