1. Alec launching himself off the side of the pool with more enthusiasm than style. He goes under water and comes up coughing and smiling.
2. I drift into a charity shop on the way home and a deep ocean blue catches my eye. It's a knitted jacket, pure wool the label says, from Guernsey. Dense and heavy and rather bohemian, it's a steal at £6.50.
3. To -- finally -- find time for the new series of Downton Abbey.