End of first day: 2021 done!
Here's a snippet, featuring gossipy neighbour Beverley:
"I'll be off now, Shamsil will be back with my ciggies. Ta-ra and nice to meet you," she told Phoebe. "Need any help with the natives, you just give me a call. Our Dave's well in with a couple of sheikhs. Worcester they call it, like the sauce. Makes all the difference here."