1. We both sleep badly so waking is a slow process. I lean down to hug Lily: she is soft and warm.

2. The soil’s surface is grey and dry but underneath it’s a rich warm brown.

2b. Bees all over the broad beans at the plot = Broad Bees. Bees all over the raspberries at home = Raspbees.

2c. She thinks she sees him but doesn’t really react, just in case. When she definitely sees him, she runs up and down the path with excitement.

3. Hearty, spicy, flavour-packed soup from the freezer – John suggests a good option for an easy dinner.