1. The railway backs on to the gardens of a long row of terraced houses. In one, a little girl is lying on a large round trampoline next to a pear tree that is showering her with blossom.
2. Looking down the platform I see a bright red billboard to lean against. It is in the sun and shelters me from the slightly sneapy wind.
3. Making an enormous pan of bolognese sauce because I don't have to think too hard about it, and so long as there is meat, onions and a tin of tomatoes, it doesn't much matter what goes in. Also, one pan makes about three meals, which are easy and quick - simply cook some pasta while the sauce heats up.