Three very different stories about relationships. The first, The Big Toe, puts all the squirmingly embarrassing uncertainties of people trying to strike up a relationship into words. Thanks heavens that doesn't normally happen! Hilarious and so true! The second story Ruby was my favourite. I loved the characters and the unexpected ending. Ruby herself is a delightful old lady and so much more. Funny but sad too. The third story is a clever and poetic look at a more complex relationship. There is a feeling, and image, of loss here, in spite of a relationship that might be said to be changing for the better. Subtle and clever.