I’ve always had a wonderful relationship with my landline phone. Back before mobile phones took over our lives, you could only really get hold of someone by dialing their home number. I would sit and lovingly cradle my brick of a cordless phone as I chatted with friends, frequently having to shift around when I could hear static in the line. That of course was many moons ago, and I now pretty much do most of my talking on my mobile. But on those odd occasions where my phone isn’t nearby or I’m stuck in the kitchen, I go back to my home phone and rekindle my love affair.