1. The postman puts a parcel into my hands and asks me to take in a packet for our neighbours.
2. "Well," he says when I ask, "It's supposed to be any minute now. Look, if you press this, it'll tell you." He fiddles with the bus stop's touch screen. "The bus is at the stop," says a choppy computer voice. We both laugh. We are both pleased -- and relieved -- when it really does arrive a few minutes later.
3. To pour some sherry into the mince I am cooking for tomorrow. And then to add a bit more.
Thanks for the birthday wishes, folks -- really appreciate them.