1. The postman brings a parcel which I happen to know is a large box of chocolates.
2. To show Alec the pleasure of tapping a puffball to see the cloud of spores come out.
3. 'She's very a quiet baby,' says the ballet teacher about Bettany who has been waiting patiently on a blanket behind us.
'She's my cheerful little bundle,' I say.
'She's OUR little bundle,' says Alec.