1. Alec wriggles and squirms until he gets to the far end of the table where his granny is sitting. This means that Nick and I get some time to talk with Aunty Biddy.
2. We come home and find a bag of presents on the doorstep. "People are very honest in Tunbridge Wells," says my uncle.
3. The paperwhites Anna, Alec and I planted back in November are just about to flower.
4. "Should I hug you?" asks Nick. We've been so busy today that this important family task has been neglected. We stop the housework for a moment.