1. When the frozen cylinder of ice finally slips down the tube into the dish.

2. It’s just starting to snow as we set off on our walk but it’s a lovely swirling dry snow. It looks almost grainy on the dark ground.

2b. The sheets of ice above mud in the field crack under foot.

3. To look out into the darkness at the still falling snow and see the warmth of the tiles and the kitchen reflected back at me instead.