1. I trickle down the hill by way of all the charity shops. In British Heart Foundation I find a Barbara Pym novel and a baby pair of tweed plus-fours that match a shirt and jumper of Alec's.
2. Tiny green and black caterpillars lie side by side on a sorry-looking nasturtium leaf. Fill your boots, little'uns -- there's plenty of nasturtiums, and life is short.
3. The dishwasher finishes while we are listening to the radio, so we put everything away. It feels good to go to bed and leave the dishwasher empty.