2. Fenella's black forest cherry cake. Mmm-mmm. It is impossible to eat in a civilised manner because the cherry-juice swirled cream goes everywhere. And she gave me a slice to put in my lunch box.
3. I found this resonant quote from Brenda Ueland about the act of writing on The Write Coach website.
I learned that you should feel when writing not like Lord Byron, on a mountain top, but like child stringing beads in kindergarten - happy, absorbed and quietly putting one bead on after another.