1. Oli had the worst day ever yesterday. Work problems, followed by his car being written off -- he only went in to top up the break fluid and was told that a small accident could have made his car burst into flames -- which resulted in him missing a gig. So here are three beautiful things about Oli: a. He is looking forward to being a father and writing lullabyes. b. He understands what Ellie and I see in the new sandwich man. c. When it's raining, or I am in a hurry or indisposed or heavily burdened, he drives me all the way down the hill and then battles back through the rush-hour traffic.
2. Children peering round the fence to watch an outdoor production of Romeo and Juliet.
3. Having something whispered in my ear.