1. To catch Bob Cratchit having a go at his orange slice. Until now, I wasn't sure if his tongue was in working order, or even if he would feed at all.
2. My parents bring velvet-dark sweetpeas and a paper bag of cherries.
3. Visiting the school where Alec will go in September we marvel at the boys in Year 7 with their piping voices, and the young men who will be in Year 13 next year.