1. The garden is full of columbines, some doubles that look like frilly underwear, some the colour of a midnight sky, some pure white.
2. To sleep after lunch while my mother looks after Alec.
3. Alec is cross that his ride-on tractor has to stay at Granny's house. I make him laugh by pointing out that the goldfinch on the bird feeder has chest markings that make him look as if he has bubs.