Tag Archives: Charlie

#58 – Careless whispers

OK. Let’s do this. My finger hovers over the doorbell for a couple of seconds before I push the button. Inside, a torrent of barks from Anita’s dog, Champion, reminds me of the morning at this house, nearly a year … Continue reading

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#47 – Showered with affection

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

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#42 – Something in the water

“Libby, do stop worrying. Jack will be just fine.” Charlie shrugs off her jacket and drapes 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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#38 -The battle of the tigers

Two weeks with Jack at home all the time, and I’m climbing the walls. I’d got used to three hours of freedom a couple of times a week while he was at nursery, and this makes me even more apprehensive … 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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#18 – Table Manners

Oliver and I aren’t dinner party people. We’re pub people, dysfunctional family party people, and under-sufferance office dinner people. Social activities that involve lots of noise and scant opportunity for intelligent conversation are our gatherings of choice. But this isn’t … Continue reading

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#17 – Out of the frying pan and into the coffee pot

Oliver sent me an email from work. “Lee said his wife could show you the ropes round here. Her name’s Charlie – why don’t you give yourself a break from the unpacking and give her a ring ?” Lee works … Continue reading

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