1. Dry crisp bacon and sweet fluffy pancakes for breakfast. AWESOME. John made it all, including the accompanying tea and coffee, but I claim partial credit since it was my idea.

2. I add “the thin plastic slip that now comes with Ikea allen keys” to my list of simple little things that deserve more recognition because they make the task at hand so much easier. (Also on the list: the blade attached to sewing machines for cutting thread and the pierce point on tomato puree tub lids.)

3. A clean mid-blue, a rich purple and a blood red: my favourite colourway yet on my Ann Perkins blanket. And I get two and two-thirds squares made in a single (slightly longer than normal) evening — such an increase from my “one square a night” a fortnight ago!