1. Once I've done my financial admin and enticed the numbers back into their spread sheet cells, I feel much less anxious.
2. We take a stroll, really just to get out of the house, but we pretend we are going look at an antiques shop while we don't have children with us, and a mythical new food hall that is rumoured to be opening round the back of the Pantiles. They are both closed, because it's Monday. It's not a completely wasted outing, though: We run into our friends and they tell us with wide eyes and much joyful enthusiasm about their road trip round the south of England -- Jane Austen's house and the Bodleian Library were the highlights.
3. Talking to the children on the phone about their day's adventures. It's funny to hear how their stories differ.