Tom is away on a school trip for the next couple days, so I am revelling in some home-alone time. Our tiny terraced house is small enough for one, so it’s easy to settle down and enjoy my own company for a while. Tonight, I have big plans: meal for one (large stack of pancakes), non-bloke-friendly TV (New Girl) and sleeping like a starfish in the middle of the bed. Of course, anticipating the reunion makes time apart all the sweeter. I’m already looking forward to meeting him at our favourite pub and hearing his tales of misadventure in the West Country.