1. I’m usually so scruffy – scribbled plans on scrap paper – which makes these plans, to scale and neat, even more pleasing.
2. I take off my jacket and realise it’s t-shirt weather.
2b. The wide bed divided into neat furrows. I sprinkle them with seed and then rake the soil flat. Working with full, wide beds is as much as a novelty as neat scale drawings.
2c. The dog watches me work, enjoying the sun, and presses her nose between the fence slats when I cross to the other plot to stow away my tools.
3. Tilda visits me in the bath, just like Carla & Sili used to do.
4. Some hastily cooked vegetables on the side and suddenly it’s a full meal.