1. Snow that whirls down in huge fat flakes.
2. I bought myself an embroidery ring. It was a lot cheaper than I expected - just £1.75. It keeps the fabric flat so I don't have to keep shifting it round to keep shadows off the spot I am working on. The thread also makes a satisfying raspy noise as it goes through the holes. And it makes it look as if I really am doing embroidery and not just boring mending.
3. James calls with a list of films we might see: '...And Ben suggested Meet the... I can't even say that word,' he tails off coyly.