1. We laugh and call over each other, suggesting new punchlines or improvements, until my throat hurts.

2. I stand to move a couple of books to a vacant shelf but end up shuffling books around for a couple of hours. I’ve had to split my history section between upstairs and downstairs (which is upsetting) but I hope that old, forgotten books will leap at me from their new homes – already I’ve seen half a dozen which have jumped up my reading list again.

3. Lily desperately wants her (food-dispensing) cube but the evil box has it in its grasp. She sits, just inches away from it, staring and whining.