I’ve been rather busy of late. I have a son getting married on Saturday and a few other things happening in my life at the moment so things might be a bit quiet around here for a week or two.

I have had a couple of interesting discussions recently about “social capital”. It was not a phrase I was familiar with but I gather it refers to the value of things like community, connectedness with family and friends, belonging to a group, relationships and celebration. In Australia we tend to value things in turns of their monetary value whereas social capital is about these very valuable things money cannot buy.

I read recently about an Australian girl who visited a community of people who were very poor in terms of money but very rich in terms of social capital. She came away wondering, who is really poor? And I wonder the same thing.