1. It makes me feel more than a bit vulnerable to be interviewed by Sarah Salway about my writing practice in a short video, but I'm so glad I did it. We even 3BT live on camera by way of a workshop exercise -- to my surprise I come up with three completely different beautiful things for the previous 24 hours. (Sarah has a collection of extraordinary short fiction out, by the way -- Not Sorry.
2. The mother who brought Alec back from his football match said he was a gracious loser.
3. Alec's post-football bathwater is brownish when he gets out, but he still has a smudge on his face.
3b. Bettany muttering darkly about the strictness of other people's mothers.