Most days Marjorie is visited by Linda who comes to tell her of the exploits of her grand-daughter, Laura. Laura got ten out of ten. Laura came top of the class. Laura passed this exam or that exam. Laura enjoys her organic lunch box. Laura is going to be a doctor. Today Laura said ‘when it’s your birthday Grandma I’m going to give you a flower’. Wasn’t that sweet? Afterwards Marjorie tries to restore her equilibrium by imagining Laura failing exams, fluffing interviews, going to school with no knickers on, burning a hole in her skirt while ironing it, getting drunk on her Dad’s sherry and shouting ‘sod you Grandma’ and falling down wells.