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Lynn Enright: I dream about being at dinner parties in friends’ houses


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by Lynn Enright
08th Feb 2021

Read time: 6 mins

Friends at a dinner party: Getty Images

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In her dreams Lynn Enright goes to dinner parties with friends, and for now, that is enough

It’s been almost a year since I had anyone over for dinner. It was a Sunday afternoon, in late February 2020, when I last prepared a meal for anyone who is not closely related to me. That day, as I listened to the news about coronavirus, I chopped parsley and baked a cake and set the table and opened a bottle of wine. I made sure that the bathroom was clean and that the pile...

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