1. Muddy paw prints on the bathmat. Lily decides she wants a shower so noses her way in as I slide the door open to get out. Muddy splodges in the shower tray.

2. Sitting on the top deck gives me a different view of the familiar route. A horse chestnut tree presses its branches – and little potential babies – up against the window. The pretty stone birdbath in the yard next to the dry cleaners. The white fluffy bottoms of chickens near the horses’ fields.

3. Amongst the chaos and frustrations, there are conversations about puppies and clothes and playing guitar.