1. The estate agents sent us to the wrong address, but in many ways (sweet little garden, cool door handles, huge living room, lots of storage) it turned out to more right than the right address (backs on to school playing field, evidence of weird neighbours, scruffy outside and too-high ceilings).
2. The queue steadily building up at the fishman's while he carefully explains how to cook the fish you are buying. While I waited, I learnt how to clean a lobster, and how to make a dressing for lobster salad.
3. Meeting interesting people -- a man whose car runs on liquid propane gas; a man who is going to cycle round the world and a sculpture restorer.