1. Looking for a photograph to illustrate my letter, I find the transcript of a fun IM conversation I had with A a few years ago. The broad grin on my face while I read it is only disturbed when I laugh out loud at one of the lines.

1b. I find a description of John from early in our relationship: “He is butt weird but lovely.” It is still true.

2. The little black cocker runs around us so fast that it seems to make Lily tired just watching him. Later on, we meet a handsome springer too. A good day for seeing spaniels.

3. The lamb is thick and juicy. I am generous with the mint sauce.