1. The finials off our roof are lined up on the scaffolding. There is a strange dragon and a cone like the roof of a fairytale turret, about the height of a small child. There was once a famous brickworks just down the road at High Brooms -- perhaps that's where they came from.
2. In our catch-up chat while we walk round the block, Nick tells me proudly that he has done battle with Sky and got his broadband working again. 'It took two hours and I had to speak to five different people before they put me through to an engineer who fixed it in five minutes.'
3. In the evening sun, dark pink roses growing through a rowan tree.