1. We take Bettany and some of her friends to Clip n Climb to celebrate her birthday. There is a lot of climbing (for the girls) and a lot of clipping (for us) -- but everyone seems to have fun, and I am pleasantly surprised at how gracefully they manage the small frictions among themselves.
2. To come down on to the platform -- hurrying only a little -- just as the train arrives.
3. The scent of lime blossom is everywhere now.