Walker: The UK is five hours ahead of us, so she’s probably already asleep . . . But let’s send out a response ASAP anyway. Who knows what hours the kids keep these days.

Non-girlfriend: Your place is so cute!

Naresh: Yeah? Mmm, do that again . . .

Non-girlfriend: What’s hiding behind the curtain?

Naresh: Shh, shh! My kid sister’s in there. We don’t want to wake her up.

Jany (thinking): I have got to get out of this flat. That, or invest in noise-canceling headphones.

Morning (UK time).

Jany: All right! Today is the day I sit down and figure out what I need to know about schools. . . . Once I check Twitter, and JournalPress, and my email.