1. A shaft of long low winter sun hits the water vapour in the bathroom, showing how the air currents move and swirl. I stand in my towel fascinated, watching the illuminated specks dancing as I breathe.
2. Alec finally makes himself understood -- he wasn't asking me to change the radio station, or dance with him. He wanted to the remote control.
3. Perfect crackling, and perfect roast parsnips.