1. Knowing it’s going to rain, I head straight out into the sunny garden after breakfast. The washing is dry and my gardening tasks are accomplished by the time the clouds gather at 1pm. We carry the seedlings back from their sunbathing spot to their warm nursery in the porch.

2. We spot the tshirt – John’s company’s logo – a split second before we recognise the person wearing it. We’re invited in for tea, share our cakes and are mesmerised by the little one’s impish grin.

3. We have more tea and cake at J&S’s new house. Lily runs around the garden, looking in through every door and window.