1. Nick shows me the pictures he caught of his dad and Alec tinkering with the kitchen timer. "It's like a sentimental Victorian genre painting," he says.
2. As we come up the High Street, I spot Nick's sister and the great nephews coming the other way: they are heading to Nana and Grandad's for lunch. We stop for a chat and a catch-up. "Aunt Nick," says Dylan pointing at me "And Uncle Nick."
"And Baby Nick," I say pointing at Alec.
3. My back gets cold while we're watching Doctor Who because I have leant right forward in all the excitement.