"Would you like me to bring back anything from Blighty for you?"
I prepared a short list and she placed it in her handbag. I waited patiently for the two weeks that she was away, then when she returned I said nothing.
"I've got those fruit flavoured indigestion tablets you wanted" she said, as she slowly unpacked her suitcase "And the packet of Cavolo Nero seeds".
Still I said nothing, as I crossed my fingers even tighter.
"Oh, and there's this" she said nonchalantly, as she passed me a lumpy blue paper wrapper.
"Ah, thank you darling; that's wonderful".