1. My sofa is whisked away by Ian and Caroline and Caroline's dad. I am so glad it's going to a home where it will be appreciated. There is not much swearing, except Ian hangs up his jacket in the hall, commenting that he is going to forget it. Sure enough, as I am closing the front door, a cry of 'Clare Grant!' comes across the street, and the wild-haired boy races over to retrieve his clothing.
2. The man Oddbins suggests a champagne called Nicholas Feuilatte which seems very appropriate.
3. We sit in our new bath catching up and drinking fizz until even with all the candles, it is too dark to see each other.