1. The postman has brought the parcels, the engineer has mended the internet and my work on the magazine is done. All's right with the world.
2. She leaves her mother and her granny and her seven-week-old baby sister to come and stare at Alec. I tell her that he wasn't much fun at first. He was just cross. "That's what she's like," says her mother, pointing to the tiny baby on her chest.
3. Nick and I curl up on the sofa to eat chocolates, drink fizzy wine and enjoy the books he has given me.