1a. Bettany is sleeping in so I forget the housework and sing some songs with Alec.
1. The bus is waiting for us at the bus stop.
1b. A man on the bus tells me that Bettany looks very happy in her sling; and later so does a passing bus driver; and the man in front of us in the queue at Maplins.
2. Anna has draped a duvet over a kitchen chair to make a sort of nest for me and Bettany. We chat while Alec and the girls run in and out with various requests -- can he have a cat nose and whiskers painted on? Can he have his toe nails painted? Another cakey? What about a fake tattoo?
3. The Halloween lanterns outside Alec's nursery that were not there when I dropped him off.