1. Summer teatime. On a meadow lawn, my parents' neighbours sit on a bench. Their daughter (who I used to babysit) talks to them from the vantage point of her horse, and their great dane gets to her feet, in case they need defending.
2. Across the railway, across the river valley, where the ground starts to rise, three chestnut horses with the sun on their coats canter in a field of buttercups.
3. Nick has been ill in bed today. I call him from the train to let him know I'm coming home, and he asks if I would like him to meet me at the station.