1. In the same way that a coiled spring is loaded with potential energy, the small bowl gives off waves of potential comedy. We giggle as we buy it but the woman at the till is too busy watching the shy little girl dance to need an explanation for our behaviour.

2. First there is just one bird but a throw of crumbs brings several more. One after another, they puff out their feathers and shake their tiny bodies. On first glance, they look brown but when their feathers separate, it’s clear they’re more than that. Blue-grey and reflecting shimmers of all the other colours in the spectrum, like rainbows in petrol puddles.

3. In one hand, a small paper bag containing cola cubes; in the other, a small paper bag containing small amount of tapestry wool in equally delicious colours.