1. Boys in the uniform of Nick's old school slide cockily down the snow on the High Street. Everyone else steps like wading birds from bare patch to bare patch. If you weren't so worried yourself about the ice, you might think that they are walking slowly because they want to look (really look) at the snowy world.
2. Cutting open a pumpkin and being the first person to see the seeds.
3. "Will you make some dumplings?" I ask the mother, and she does.