1. I wake not long before the usual time to the sound of Bettany being sick in bed next to me. To be able to hand her over to Nick for cleanign while I deal with the bed. She bounced back in her usual way and ate a full breakfast, so I suppose it was just a passing bug. We forget about it until we come to change the vile nappy that always follows a few hours after a sick bug.
2. To let Bettany fall asleep on me so I have an excuse to sit on the sofa reading.
3. An early start makes it feel as if we have all the time in the world.