I miss neighbourliness. Although no man is supposedly an island, it sure seems like it a lot of the time. On Tuesday, my neighbour phoned to ask whether I had any olive oil that she could borrow. I did, and she came right over to borrow some. I love that! I have previously borrowed an egg from another neighbour and when we were renovating our kitchen, two different neighbours let me borrow their ovens to cook dinner. It's this kind of neighbourliness which brings people together and is (to me) vital in today's facebooking, isolationist, antisocial world.