1. Breakfast on the balcony for the first time this year: the bright sun taking the chill of the air and underfoot. Lily lies down, alert but not anxious, and the cats stretch out on the wood store’s roof.

2. To finally understand properly something – and to have an easy to apply rule for the future too.

3. The soft green shoots have shot up at an amazing rate. I gently tuck them down under the hoop.

4. Carla makes her own hammock with John’s hood, suspended between the dining room chair and table. I make cooing noises but she sleeps on.