Tag Archives: Anna Gianni

#78 – Trust no agent

There is nothing better than spending a sultry, summer afternoon in the cool darkness of the Maxwell Plum. We’re the only customers here, Jack is at nursery, and the twins are napping in their double pushchair beside our table. If … Continue reading

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#74 – Quarterly accounts

One quarter of the way through the year. Time to check in with those New Year’s Resolutions. In the wee hours of January 1st while being kept awake by the neighbours’ illuminated, inflatable Christmas decorations, I promised myself I would … Continue reading

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#47 – Showered with affection

Maggie opened her front door, and I handed her a screwdriver set. “Oliver said you needed this urgently,” I said. “He says there should be one in there that fits, but let him know if there isn’t.” I tried not … Continue reading

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#44 – Past imperfect, perfectly tense

LOST: One sense of coordination. Last seen, fleetingly, Monday at 9am while driving on highway. Disappeared entirely at 9:05am at red traffic light, which I acknowledged to be a nice crimson colour but otherwise ignored and sailed straight through to … Continue reading

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#42 – Something in the water

“Libby, do stop worrying. Jack will be just fine.” Charlie shrugged off her jacket and draped it over the back of her chair. “I know you had a bad experience with that other nursery, but Helen Flynn’s place is wonderful. … Continue reading

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#37 – Plots (and waistlines) thickening

As always when in need of advice, encouragement, and a bit of vindictive support, I went to see Maggie. I tried to get advice and support from Oliver, but he’s a bloke. Nursery school dirty politics don’t interest him. He … Continue reading

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#33 – Fairytale of New England

“You look fine, Libs. Stop fussing. It’s a Christmas party, not the Paris fashion show catwalk.” Oliver fixes me with a stern stare in the bedroom mirror and goes back to knotting his tie. Men just don’t get it. A … Continue reading

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