1. I suddenly realise that this is the second day in a row that Alec has occupied himself in the front room with his railway while I dress upstairs in peace. Yesterday I felt anxious because he was being so quiet. Today I can hear him narrating the action and I feel quite content (and rather proud).
2. When I enquire about my whooping cough vaccine I am told that they can fit me in later this afternoon. I text the mother to let her know I'm going to be late back and she replies that they are down at the Pantiles bandstand "making a noise".
3. To walk home through the woods in the rain. It seems quiet, but it is loud enough to cover the traffic.
3b. On the Lower Cricket Ground a man all alone kicks a football and chases it, kicks it and chases it, with the enthusiasm of a busy dog.