1. We wake to find a house fairy has left a tray of tea things outside my bedroom door.
2. The car in front of us is run into by someone coming out of a side road. Oli comments that life is made up of a million misfortunes that one avoids because they happen to other people. Later I remember this while reading The Pinhoe Egg. Characters fall victim to a 'nudge' spell, which makes accidents more likely to happen than they are to almost happen.
3. On a cold night, turning up the heating and pulling a dressing gown around me.