1. To open the butterfly cage and let our four painted ladies out into the sunshine. One of them flies straight off, one of them has to be lifted out on the dish of fruit. One climbs on to my fingers before leaving and the other sneaks off when no-one is looking.
2. Nick has made toasted cheese sandwiches for supper.
3. Bettany informs me I will be looking at her school books while she has her bath. She brings them to me, a bulky stack in a split plastic bag. It's funny to contrast the assignments she has really run with, writing page after page in her precise print; with those that she didn't think was worth her while (a work sheet where she had to fill in the adjectives in a story, and she'd written either big or small for every single one).