Thanks to whoever nominated me for a MAD Blog Award -- your support is much appreciated. I'm in very grand company though, and there are a lot of nominated blogs.
1. The soft knock on the door that signifies the arrival of an aunt who isn't scared of chicken pox.
2. I force a reluctant Alec into his coat and shoes and make him help me with the weeding in the front garden -- just to get him out under the sky. He is soon making a mud pie for the worms with "sugar and icing and strawberries on top."
3. I can tell Alec is very, very tired because he is listening patiently to Jeremy Fisher without asking any questions.