1. The fat green leaves of the courgette and summer squash plants form a backdrop for yellow flowers and fruit, and the strong purple of the lavender’s new flower heads.

2. To see Boron’s tail disappearing through the cat flap then later, the whole of him appearing on my desk to demand cuddles. We start to think he was faking his near-death behaviour the day before to get extra treats and attention. We don’t mind one bit.

3. The drop of the cheese sauce that had slithered away from the rest of the leftovers and had been caramelized to perfection in reheating.