1. The dull knock of the trees banging together in the wind.

1b. As I throw seeds to the chickens, I hear a “meeeeeow! meeeeeow! meeeeow!” approaching quickly from behind me. I turn to see Kaufman running towards me – first we were out then he was out, so I haven’t seen each other since yesterday teatime. I think he’s missed me. I pick him up and we enjoy a cuddle in the sun.

2. Just as we’re about to set off on our walk, R and M appear at the door wondering if we’re playing out. We are.

3. The colourway is better this time so the greens slide into each other perfectly.