1. We hear jingling bells in the street below us. Bettany exclaims, 'Santa!' with a level of joy and wonder that surprises me, because she has unpacked and dismantled the Father Christmas story in great detail on several occasions. She squirms round to look out of the window: it's only a passing dog.
2. The smell of blue wood smoke at Forest School.
3. Alec in his wellies, down on one knee, showing his little sister how to use a fire flash.