1. We take Alec to see his paternal grandparents for the first time. Nana chats to him in baby talk, and tells us that she used to comfort Nicholas with some sugar in a handkerchief: "Just half a teaspoonful and we boiled and boiled the handkerchief."
2. Alec's aunt Sarah cradles him calmly and capably and brings us news about her own grandchildren.
3. Nick brings from the oven a substantial pudding bubbling with black treacle.