"And call me Callie. Mrs Hickson sounds like an elderly postmistress." ― Callie Hickson to Matt WheelerCallie Hickson was the mother of Elena Hickson. She had bipolar disorder and had to be fed pills (ibuprofen and quetiapine) - she got scared often after seeing the news/reading things online which was why her house had no internet connection.
Elena once wondered whether her mother was agoraphobic. She commented that she didn't want that as her mother was already afraid of:
- Global warming
- Flu pandemics
- Meteor strikes
- Conservative government getting back in
- Rising house prices
- Falling house prices
- Conservative government not getting back in
- Ash tree dieback
- Bee colony collapse
- Too many immigrants
- Not enough immigrants
- Getting eaten alive by bears (after a couple dying in the Canadian wilderness)
These were just what Elena could remember.