A couple of years ago I changed jobs, and moved to "an independent statutory authority". I'm not sure how independent we are, the large government department I used to work for pays our salaries, services our IT and I still have access to their intranet. Despite this, I guess you could say I no longer work for them. I certainly moved off-site. The work I do relates directly to the work of my old team. A couple of weeks ago I was on the phone to Jess, a project officer from that team. It started as a work call, but soon devolved into general gossip. "Did you know Olivia is expecting?" she asked. I didn't but "I'll have to knit her something. She always said that she hopes I'm still around when she has a baby". Yes" said Jess, "But why didn't you knit me anything, when we had Tilly?" Six months ago, Jess's partner had their baby. It didn't really register high on my radar. Still, this long weekend I didn'