1. The assorted colours of John’s lunch.

2. Over the last fortnight, I’ve been trying to finish my NaNoWriMo story from last year but compared to then, when I wrote 120,000 words in 30 days, it’s been slow progress – until today. I write 7,000 words in 7 hours. The most beautiful bits are when an idea conceived as I dropped off the sleep last night works better than I’d imagined and writing the main character’s last words. Just the epilogue to go now.

3. The pure heat of the chilli rides above everything but without overshadowing the other flavours: the spring onion, the holy basil and the almost bacon-like quality of the thinly sliced pork. Yum.