1. As we come out of the pool we pass two mahogany-coloured men on their way in. "What are you wearing?" one of them asks, pointing at the other's very brief Union Flag swimming trunks.
"Someone's got to, for the Jubilee."
2. We come to Tim's house on this hot, hot day. It's cool inside and the light is soft. And godfather Timothy is pleased to see us, too. He is even enthusiastic when Alec climbs down and then up the kitchen step for the seventeenth time.
2b. A particularly excellent (soft and fresh with a surprising filling) chocolate doughnut from Gregg's.
3. That moment when Alec disengages and rolls over, and I can go downstairs to join Nick.