"You should go round mum's more, then," Alfie laughed, "She's been dragging me over afternoons since I've been out of a job." Teaching him how to cook, so it had worked out well for him at least. Julien had been getting the best of those lessons, and he was less likely to burn things now.
"Missed you too, though. Your stories ... you'll have to tell me the full version of the lamp chasing bit. Anything interesting today?"