1. Alec appropriates Maggie's granny for the duration of the party. He makes it clear that I am not wanted with a firm "Go away, Mummy" and later I catch him helping her eat her scone with jam and cream (that'll be his third, then).
2. To watch a small child's "SQUEE" moment as she opens a large and important birthday present. I, too, am a fan of Jessie from Toy Story 2.
3. To go for a walk on the Common without our coats on.