Abby and I have taken to setting off far too early when going round to friends' houses for tea which has led to a new, and surprisingly enjoyable, tradition of sitting in a parked car for an hour or so having a chat. Recently, we had an in-depth discussion about communism and we have also covered topics like cookery, gadgets, death and Christianity. Sometimes I put sunglasses on and pretend I'm doing a stakeout of a criminal den (when in reality I am parked down the road from my friend's house watching an old biddy in a rain hood trundle past on her mobility scooter and give me a funny look).
Anyway, funny looks aside, it is a most pleasurable activity and is an excellent way of having enlightening conversations away from the distractions of TV, internet and guinea pigs!