1. When I go to pick Alec up he is quite perky, the other babies are relaxed and the practitioners are chatty, so I linger. Alec brings me toys to look at, and the practitioners make suggestions: "They love this!" and "Press that and it walks faster." (They are a bit like naughty children with the electronic toys, and say that the nursery owner doesn't like them!)
2. The wire we've used to keep the washing machine and under sink cupboards secure has snapped. It occurs to me that a knotted tea towel will do the job just as well and has no sharp ends.
3. The bread machine does cakes.