1. After a night of rain the menfolk look out of the window. "Daylight come back, snow all gone," says Alec. "It looks as if it's been washed," says Nick.
2. "Clever wife," says Nick when I show him the YouTube video that demonstrates changing the battery in our smoke alarm.
3. Alec keeps asking for more cake -- but it's because he wants to feed it to Nick and to me (and Little Tiny Baby).