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Modern life is a whirl of complications, making one long for the old joy of social spontaneity – yet another relic of the non-digital age

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

12th November, 2017
We may mourn the death of spontaneity, but if we don’t plan for the Christmas parties, we might find ourselves sitting at home on our own Pic: Getty

Is there any fun in the world to be had these days, other than of the strictly organised variety? A whirl of Christmas parties is already approaching us with the menace of Storm Ophelia – and pretty much everyone I know has the same complaint: they’re too busy, they don’t have the time. They’re already all booked up – and no one knows quite how it happened, even those people without kids and play-dates and...

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