1. Two days ago, when the wisteria buds were just green grey tassels, my aunt said it was going to be good this year. I think pride has swelled the buds, because now purple petals are starting to show.
2. To meet a new person and discover that she knows people who have known me since I was smaller than Alec. The mother hosting today's coffee morning works where my mother used to work.
3. She looks down at Alec and says: "Oh, he's big!" and I am very gratified, even when I discover that she is comparing him to her daughter who is a full month younger. Alec is growing very satisfactorily and to my mind he's the perfect size; but he's the smallest of all the babies in our NCT group and people often pick him up and remark upon his lightness.