1. The chunk-chunk-chunk sound of the butcher dicing our stewing steak.
2. Stewed Bramley apple -- sour-sweet, syruppy and fluffy.
3. To sit under a rich red duvet reading a book about Antarctica. (Sara Wheeler's Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica is very good, by the way. She has a wonderful sense for selecting annecdotes; and a great eye for a weird landscape.)