MARIA: It must be interesting living in London Pamela dear.
PAMELA: Oh, yes. It is.
MARIA: I suppose you’re still working as secretary to that M.P. you worked for before, what’s his name?
PAMELA: No. I’m not actually.
MARIA: Oh yes, I remember, you wanted to change, didn’t you?
PAMELA: Well, not exactly…
MARIA: Anyway, it’s always interesting changing jobs from time to time. After a bit, the same kind of work can get on one’s nerves, can’t it?
PAMELA: Yes. That’s true.
MARIA: Oh. You didn’t have a row, did you?
PAMELA: Not really. He wasn’t very well. Kidney trouble.
BLAGURA: Oh dear … you have got a job, haven’t you?
PAMELA: Oh, yes.
MARIA: A good one?
PAMELA: Yes, it’s quite fun. It takes a lot of time.
MARIA: Well, it’s always difficult when you’re newly married and both of you are working.
PAMELA: You’re telling me, Mum.
MARIA: I hope Peter doesn’t worry too much about him studying and you earn the money. Some- times that’s bad for a man. But, of course, I can see that doesn’t apply to you two. You’re the sort of couple who would find a balance.
PAMELA: Well, I hope so.
MARIA: And it is wonderful being just married, isn’t it? Yes… yes, it’s wonderful. And at least you’ve got your own home. It must be awful having to live with in-laws in the beginning.
PAMELA: Well, we’re very lucky…
MARIA: Although really a home’s not a home without children.
PAMELA: No, perhaps not.
MARIA: You know dear, it makes me so happy that you’ve settled down so well and that you’re both enjoying yourselves so much, and well that you’ve got a nice job and a cozy flat. Of course, if two people love each other… (door opens) Oh, hello John.
JOHN: Hello. Poor Pamela! Is Maria giving you an inquisition?
MARIA: Of course, I’m not! Pamela was telling me all about their life in London, weren’t you dear?