1. To come round the corner and discover my father and Alec working on an elaborate system of old gutters, hoses and bricks.
2. My parents come back from their walk wondering what the bigger boys who Alec challenged to a race made of him with his blazer and rather pink bike.
3. I only went outside to put my new cucumbers in the cool spot by the compost sacks but somehow I find myself pulling tiny weeds out from among seedlings, and then I get captivated by the fennel safari.