1. Maggie offers her mother second nibble of her green bean. "Num num num. Thank you Maggie."
2. In the baby changing room, a little girl with curly hair asks why Alec wears a nappy and why I don't have a buggy (Alec is in the sling today). I explain that he's too little to tell me he needs a wee on the pot, and that I use the sling so I don't have to wait for the lift. Her mother is changing her little brother, and says: "Lily, can I have that nappy out of your bag?" I hope Alec will be as helpful and engaging.
3. At 3.30pm, a girl in black office clothes hurries impatiently up to the Grove. A black peke undulates on the end of the lead. It wants to sniff at walls and gutters. She wants to get out and back as soon as possible. I think the dog belongs to her boss.