1. I feel very pleased and proud of myself because I have enough early morning energy to take charge of Alec so that Nick can have a lie-in.
2. They come home triumphant from a rainy shopping trip: Alec's new shoes have dinosaurs on them AND they were in the sale.
3. The landlord arrives and re-does our front garden. He takes out the shameful geraniums that have taken over the gravel, the scruffy lavender and the little tree that is no longer little. He has replaced it with an acer, which will cast less intense shade than the weeping willow. This should cheer up the plants at its feet. His efficiency and the total lack of drama in his handiwork always impresses me.