1. The sound the basin filling with hot water.
2. I've run out of angostura bitters. I console my soda water with slice of lemon. It's cheerily yellow and citric.
3. After I have got into bed and pulled the covers up around me, Nick goes round and puts the heating on for the first time, a small ritual to mark Autumn. He is not impressed by the dust on the switches.
Picture of lemon in glass from Stock.xchng.