1. Salty Swillington bacon for breakfast.

2. A beech tree has fallen down in the horses’ field! We explore it thoroughly – the exposed roots, the just-set-to-leaf buds and where the trunk had split open in the pressure of the fall. I climb up the trunk like Batman up a building.

3. Piles of pulses: tarka daal and channa masala for dinner. Makes up for the meaty breakfast!