1. The vasospasm that plagued us in the first few weeks after the birth has come back because it's bitterly cold and I'm run down with a bug. Even cuddling Alec hurts, let alone nursing him. I put CBeebies on the TV to keep his mind focussed elsewhere and lie down with a hot water bottle and a glass of water. The warmth and the hydration take effect quickly and I even doze a little.
2. The sound of Nick bolting the front door against the draft.
3. Before we turn out the light Nick opens the blind on the flat roof window over the bed. The glass is completely covered in snow.