1. The sound of Alec crinkling away on chocolate box laptop (you tape the lid to the box to make a hinged screen and turn the plastic chocolate tray upside down to make a keyboard).
2. Everyone eats well at lunch and as they are clearly still a bit hungry I have no qualms about dishing out a few chocolate buttons with the pears we eat for pudding, just, you know, to fill in the spaces.
3. I see the basket of folded laundry and it occurs to me that a month ago I just wouldn't have had time to do this during the day. Bettany is spending less and less time sitting on me.