0. (From the other day but repeated today) The light shines through the granny square blanket, dappling the world underneath. The different colours make it look like a woolly stained glass window.

1. Lily is in a playful mood: she and John wrestle then she desperately looks around for something which can be thrown – first she picks up a shoe, which clunks around the room, then she finds a ball, which she catches several times before taking it to the sofa of victory.

2. Kaufman strolls over to John and demands tickles. I can’t see them – John’s bent knees and his laptop are in the way – but I can hear the conversation and it delights me that both seem to be enjoying the moment a lot.

3. My skin is settling down again after the heat of the summer disrupted its routine: it feels clean, light and clear.