1. Nick takes Alec from me in the changing rooms and I go back to the pool for a swim. I plan to do five lengths -- but end up doing ten, and get rather out of breath (I haven't swum lengths since before Alec was born). Then I go outside and float under the sky for a few moments.
2. On the climbing frame, Alec comes up against a giant toddler. "Boo," says the toddler leaning down. Alec puts his face close to the toddler's and says: "Boo!" right back.
3. Once Alec is settled, I go up to check on poorly Nick. He says he's put a clean cover on the winter duvet and "I'm wearing clean pyjamas and I feel much better for it."