1. Chopping fresh herbs in smaller and smaller and smaller pieces with a heavy knife.
2. The restrictions on meeting face-to-face are tough -- but it has opened up a whole world of remote writing workshops. There is no need to go anywhere: I can sit at my desk and benefit from the live, real-time expertise of masters of the craft.
3. The children's faces when it is revealed that Long John Silver is not the man that Jim Hawkins thought he was.