1. The man at the job centre says: "A wink's as good as a nod to a blind horse, if you know what I mean." And I do.
2. I like pushing skewer into a cake to see if it's done - the crust on top resists, and then it slips into the soft crumb.
3. My back registers a protest at the cold weather, a month of missed yoga sessions and long hours of writing and medical secretary practice. I spend time stretching and relaxing. It feels great.