He didn't mind just watching her, really, although he guessed that would probably seem rather odd, even if it wasn't precisely rude. But he had never been terribly uncomfortable with silence. It might have had something to do with the fact that he often had trouble thinking of things to say when it fell to him to carry a conversation.
"No," he said, setting his teacup aside again. "I live out in Exeter, actually - in my parents' old house. I've been thinking of selling it and moving somewhere a bit more central, but it turns out selling a house is actually rather complicated." He smiled slightly. "It would be more exciting to live out here, I'm sure ... Are you in the city?"