1. Now the drizzle has stopped smattering and the sun has come out, the oaks on the common glow in their autumn colours.
2. It's grand when your children get great results that you can show off; but I value far more Alec's daily piano practice, and the way he rehearses every food tech lesson at home beforehand.
3. There are streaks of paint in the bathroom sink and on the towels, but also a tiny wizard on Bettany's desk that is no longer grey.