1. They give Alec a large chocolate button with his cup of milk and he mentions it from time to time for the rest of the day.
2. To stand on the steps of the Town Hall and crane our necks to watch the demolition work on the old cinema site.
3. I discover that I can persuade Alec to stop dawdling by flinging down handfuls of conkers drawn from the recesses of the pushchair hood. He runs after me to pick them up and then hurries to get in place beside me to make sure I don't drop any more.
3b. To spot adults picking up a few conkers.