1. I have to get a passport picture, which I have been putting off and off. The picture has to last ten years, so I don't want one I hate. Also, there is added pressure because I am quite fond of the present picture: Ali grabbed my ankle as the shutter went and it caught me at the moment I was about to laugh. Picking a photoshop at random I went in and found Caroline, a friend of a friend, working there. So I got my picture taken by someone who cared a little about me having a photo I liked. It's not brilliant, but it's not a picture I'm going to resent until 2015.
2. I know tumble dryers aren't green, but on days like this when it's too cold and damp to get washing dry, they are wonderful.
3. Eating sticky ginger cake and drinking tea while catching up with Fenella and Andy.