1. Yorkshire puddings rising in the oven. I'm a bit baffled because I remember my mother's always have a well in the middle that holds the gravy. All is revealed when I turn them out -- the well is on the underside.
2. To sweep up both children and take them out for an hour so that Nick can sleep, or do whatever.
3. The mischievous glint in Alec's eye when he informs me that he is going to ask the man for a double espresso.