1. Cleverly designed machinery. This one opens out and there is practically a whole new piece of equipment underneath; and that one has a simple hinge that makes the job simpler but more accurate. I’m stunned and delighted.

1b. I use a circular saw, a band saw and a chop saw (amongst other things) and still leave with all my fingers.

2. A wonderfully inspiring handthrown pot for just £2.

3. The (chicken and spinach) curry is very nice but the (floral, spicy) rice is just perfect.