Jean phoned me tonight to apologize for missing the Bazaar on Sunday. i told her that we couldn't make it anyway and we would have to meet up soon. Perhaps she could come round again.
She was in bed apparently, with exhaustion and she had to be up at 3am so it was only a brief chat. Still nice of her to phone though.
Then she said something funny. She called me "mate". Twice, in passing.
Somehow that didn't sound right, either coming from her, or addressing me.