The first night away from each other for months. You’re staying at Granny’s. I’m noticing things which I don’t normally have time to notice. I notice there are cobwebs on the wall I notice there’s dust on the skirting boards I notice the plug in the sitting room makes a high pitched noise I notice the oven clock sometimes ticks even though it’s not working. I notice the tap in the kitchen drips more than I though it did I notice your hand prints on the sitting room window I notice a line of crumbs at the edge of the carpet I notice Suzy sheep poking her head out from underneath the red pouffe “Hello Suzy, I wonder how long you’ve been there”. I notice the bump under the bathroom rug Which I’ve been stepping on for months, I realise I have time to investigate. It’s a 5p. I notice red pen on the sofa cushions I notice pasta sauce in folds of the curtain I notice the travel books on the shelves and wonder if we’ll ever use them I notice the birds chirping in the evening light I notice how I’m looking forward to sleeping more than 6 hours in a row I notice I’m missing you but I know you’re enjoying yourself And so am I. I notice I keep reading the same line in my book I notice how tired I am I notice your familiar snuffles as I drift off to sleep even though you’re not here Snuffle snuffle And off I go To sleep.