1. I feel a bit miffed that the server put a toy Smurfette into Alec's meal box, rather than one of the boy Smurfs. But he's delighted with his 'little girl' and keeps smiling at her.
2. Great Granny Pat holds Bettany for the first time. 'I think she was very pleased,' says my mother afterwards.
3. 'There was no widdle,' admits Alec looking down at his empty pot.