1. The person I don’t like doesn’t stay in the room for very long.

1b. The smoothness of the glaze on the spatula – if only I could glaze pots as neatly!

2. John holds Lily on his knee and she looks very regal indeed.

3. Tilda sits with me for the first part of Game of Thrones.

3b. Strange pads at Lily’s mane and head. Lily turns to sniff the paw and when she realise it’s Strangey, she goes straight back to sleep.

3b. As I’m going to bed, I tell all the cats to come upstairs with me. They all do (though they only stay a short while).