1. We run into our neighbour and his two little girls picking out truffles to eat with their hot chocolate. I've never seen them before -- just heard their feet hurrying up and downstairs.
2. A meal out is a break from weekend tasks. But it seems to me that one important thing we mustn't forget to do is look at each other over glasses of golden wine and candles; and talk about gentle things; and enjoy good fresh food.
3. As we race from the restaurant to home, faces freezing, it is easy to believe that Arctic weather is sweeping in.