1. To peel a baked red pepper (the skin lifts off and the juice runs out as the bell collapses).
2. I love aniseed balls and always have done. Anything licorice is good to me, and they are pleasing objects to hold and see: bullet hard and pearl smooth, perfectly spherical and rich mahogany red.
3. I stop to show Alec dandelion clocks at the side of the path. He blinks at the seeds flying in his face, and then when I give him one of his own, waves the stalk to make the fluff fly.