1. The refreshed troughs look … clean with their new flat layer of soil.

2. John has to pop to the supermarket before it closes and when he gets back, we have chocolate eclairs – because it would have been rude for him to have gone to the shop and not bought cream cakes.

3. The jewel-like colours of the different liquid soaps.

4. All day, it feels like I don’t go more than a few minutes without being accompanied by one cat or another: just how I like it.

4b. To take a drink, Tilda stands with her feet on the edge of Lily’s water bowl – impossibly cute.