1. Alec, who is off school with a cold, comes up to quickly tell me that he has just completed a very difficult puzzle in a book.
2. While I am bouncing the seesaw for Bettany a smaller girl comes running over. I step back so she can sit on the other end. She doesn't really know how to use a seesaw and is surprised at the jolting, but her mum gives her instructions and encouragement. Bettany looks uncommonly pleased, and bounces very gently until the other girl gets used to it.
3. On our return journey we walk in the dusk through places that are still warm from the day's sun; and places that are still cool from the day's shade.