1. Garth Nix's Sabriel which completely absorbed me. I thoroughly enjoyed the company of this practical, convincing heroine.
2. Rob battled us for the window seat on the plane - we gave because he has never got over being stampeded out of a window seat by one of his university lecturers on a field trip. But it was worth it for his excitement - he must have spent the entire leg with his nose pressed to the glass.
3. Chinese food for lots of people so there is plenty of choice.