1. The van driver who flashes his lights and slows his approach so I can cross the road.
2. A nuthatch, in grey jacket and scarlet cap, comes round the the trunk of the next lime tree.
3. There are warm scones with jam and cream for tea.
1. I am out so early that I'm passing families on their way to school.
2. A day without rain -- a few bright stars and a huge moon tonight.
3. We go to bed well before we are ready and read until we want to sleep.
1. The knot of sleeves and legs in the bottom of Bettany's wardrobe is much less intimidating once it's pulled out and sorted into piles of tops and bottoms and dresses to keep or pass on.
2. The satisfaction of finding exactly what you want on offer.
3. From somewhere unholy Nick has found a recipe for Mexican parsnips to help shift the backlog in our fridge without straying much from the cuisine he has planned for tonight.
1. Now the drizzle has stopped smattering and the sun has come out, the oaks on the common glow in their autumn colours.
2. It's grand when your children get great results that you can show off; but I value far more Alec's daily piano practice, and the way he rehearses every food tech lesson at home beforehand.
3. There are streaks of paint in the bathroom sink and on the towels, but also a tiny wizard on Bettany's desk that is no longer grey.
1. The van driver who flashes his lights and slows his approach so I can cross the road. 2. A nuthatch, in grey jacket and scarlet cap, come...