But what is different is today’s special guest on that sofa: her baby boy Edward Alun Burrell Thomson (Teddy for short), who was born in January and is now quietly breastfeeding as we drink tea, eat M&Ms and chat.
Alex’s mother Mary – a former bank manager who’s as effusive as her daughter – looks on, ready to pounce on her grandson for a cuddle.
"But, the actual ghosting itself wasn't what was upsetting — it's clear quite quickly.
It’s all make-up, she demurs, and besides, he’s a pretty good sleeper – so far.
It helps that she’s eating well: Mary has come from Wales to stay with Alex and her insurance broker husband Charlie Thomson in Chiswick, armed with plastic tubs of home-cooked cawl, a hearty Welsh soup.
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