1. On a cold day, wrapping up in layers: a petticoat, thick chocolate brown tights, a pink vest, an aubergine-coloured top, a thick cord skirt in deep plum, a long chocolate brown woollen coat, socks and a pair of brown lace-up boots and an overcoat.
2. Sliding a heavy red pot of stew into the oven.
3. As I leave, Katie tells me to take the longer, safer route because it's dark and cold.