1. As we leave the house I spot a grape hyacinth (still green) in the front garden.
2. It's a the first warm day of the year and people (still wearing winter coats) are lingering outside, slowly examining shop windows and sitting around the outdoor tables in cafes and pubs.
3. The caramelised onions give a deep sweetness to Nick's sausage casserole. He is more patient than I when frying them.