Setting out in the Chilterns of Oxfordshire!
The Harvest of ideas on what conditions act as an aid and what conditions act as a barrier to striking up conversation with a stranger:
POSITIVE: Setting of permission, structure, genuine interest in the other, eye contact, rituals of meeting, visibly no threat, mutual vulnerability, shared experience (especially intense), point of contact/ shared interest.
NEGATIVE: Intimidating/rude/eye contact/hoodies, cultural expectation, signal of ignoring, social/class exclusivity, embarrassment/exposure/insecurity.
A community Badminton Tournament! I mowed the court….can you make out the squares I managed to get with the different settings!?? 😉
An evening on the terrace with Badminton and great company!
Communal dining at Braziers.
A musical interlude in the drawing room!