X and x and I are sitting in the flower cafe in Central Park with the sun shining on us. We have a conversation about belonging in Plymouth and connections and being independent as you get older. You've both just been to the compassionate cafe in the park. What do you think about the compassionate cafe? It's like a lifeline.Yes because during COVID I became very aware that it's not good to spend long periods of time not talking to anybody. Everything goes round in your head. And you do actually start eating yourself mentally after a while if you don't connect with people, and we've made friends . I think that's how the (compassionate) cafe works because first of all you do end up being quite scared to go through a phase of seeing anybody, especially groups of strange people and people that you don't know enough to explain everything. But then, once you've been there a couple of times, you do start to make friends. They do become friends. Once we have a bit of common ground.