When last did you try something for the first time? The older we get, the fewer ‘firsts’ we seem to have. Today I had a ‘first’. I tasted fresh fig for the very first time. I was out with our neighbours and friends, Josie and Earl, having a picnic at Kirstenbosch, and Josie had brought along some fresh figs. One thing I’m sure of, if she hadn’t told me it was yummy and I’d judged it on appearance alone, I definitely would not have tasted it. But I did, so thanks Josie!