1. The waitress praises Alec's good behaviour. I think she can't have noticed that he spent most of the meal on my knee and that he was at the centre of everyone's attention throughout.
2. Half listening to my dad and Alec out in the garden. They are planting up some tomatoes and a cucumber for me. I remember very clearly 'helping' in the same way when I was small.
3. Such a relaxing day -- lunch out, then Rosey amuses Alec for an entire afternoon and helps with supper, bath and story; after that Nick comes home and Alec falls asleep on him.